33) The Virginia GOP's "loyalty oath"

The American Spectator

by G. Tracy Mehan III

"Yesterday morning I spilled coffee all over my suit when I spied the

following tidbit in the paper (Washington Post, 11/28/07, page B2):

'Loyalty Oath Will Be Required.' It seems that the Republican Party of

Virginia, home to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, has prevailed on

the State Board of Elections (SBE) to mandate that GOP primary voters

must 'sign an oath swearing loyalty to the eventual GOP ticket.' All

who apply for a GOP primary ballot must 'vow in writing to vote for

the Republican presidential nominee next fall.'" (11/29/07)