The Virginia State Board of Elections has agreed to RPV’s request to rescind the ballot pledge. As requested by the Republican Party of Virginia, the State Board of Elections has agreed to remove the Republican loyalty pledge from the primary ballot on March 1st. According to John Findlay, Executive Director of RPV, any absentee ballots already submitted will be counted, including those submitted without the pledge.
RPV issued this statement,
“With the conversation about the Statement of Affiliation behind us, we can fully turn our attention to the pressing matter at hand: the March 1 GOP Primary,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “RPV is pleased that the State Board of Elections voted to rescind the Statement of Affiliation and we look forward to record turnout and tremendous enthusiasm for our candidates come Super Tuesday.”