Virginia Republicans Debate Whether to Nominate Gubernatorial Candidate in 2013 by Primary or Convention

Virginia law allows all parties to decide whether to nominate by convention or primary. Virginia elects its governors in the odd years following presidential election years. The party will decide on June 16 whether to use a convention or a primary for its statewide nominees in 2013. The forces arguing in favor of a convention argue that, if the party chooses a convention, that would save the taxpayers $3,000,000. The pro-primary forces argues that conventions disenfranchise voters who are overseas, and also that if the party holds a convention, that would deplete the party’s bank account. See this story.

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