It seems that the Donald is opposed to the pledge that voters must sign in the primary and has gone to extraordinary lengths to express himself.
RICHMOND — Donald Trump slammed the Republican Party of Virginia via Twitter on Sunday for its plan to require that 2016 primary voters sign a statement confirming they are Republicans.
Trump and others say the requirement could discourage independent and first-time voters from casting primary ballots in Virginia, where primaries are open to all registered voters.
According to some experts, the voter pledge has the potential to hurt Trump, in particular, because his unorthodox candidacy has attracted voters disenchanted with traditional party politics.
“It begins, Republican Party of Virginia, controlled by the RNC, is working hard to disallow independent, unaffiliated and new voters. BAD!” Trump said in one of five tweets sent over several hours on Sunday.
Apparently the more conservative Republicans want party purity. All voters must sign the pledge. The moderate Republicans don’t like the pledge. They feel that it restricts voters. Some folks just got personal with Trump over it:
The party’s decision also has been questioned by at least one state lawmaker, Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), who told The Richmond Times-Dispatch that he worries the requirement will “discourage independent voters from ultimately supporting our nominee.”
But Del. David I. Ramadan (R-Loudoun) said Sunday that he supports the party requirement. He responded to Trump with an angry tweet of his own: “Our party, our rules; your $$s and your bullying do not work in the Commonwealth. MORON!!”
In an interview, Ramadan said: “If Trump considers himself a Republican and his supporters consider themselves Republican, then what’s wrong with signing a pledge saying they’re Republican?”
Ramadan, who is from Lebanon, said he received thousands of tweets from Trump supporters in response to his message. Some, he said, attacked both his position and his heritage, using obscenity and insulting images.
Well, would you expect any thing less from Trump reporters? I wonder what they actually said to Del. Ramadan. Trump and his supporters continue to validate the concept that just because you have money, it doesn’t mean you have class. On the other hand, Ramadan was a little over the top also.
When did people stop carrying about how they sounded in public?
The entertainment goes on and on and on.
I actually agree, in principle with Trump on this one. However, it’s Virginia’s party and they do set their own rules. I would either pledge and do to suit myself or I would just not vote. The whole “pledge” thing is childish, in my not so humble opinion.