The Virginia State Board of elections said on Wednesday that the Republican party can require primary voters to sign a loyalty oath, pledging to support the republican candidate for President in November. If a voter refuses to sign the oath, he will not be permitted to vote in the primary on March 6th.
Delegate Bob Marshall has a problem with this, saying ““Ironically, requiring a loyalty oath will bar even former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich from voting in the primary because he already has said unequivocally that he will not vote for Ron Paul for president if he’s the Republican nominee,” Marshall said in a news release. “Virginia’s Republican leadership wants to mandate a loyalty oath when Virginia’s Republican officials are in court fighting the Obamacare mandate? This sends the wrong message.”