Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign files suit against state GOP

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Supporters of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign have decided to take legal action against the state GOP.

The suit, filed in federal court Wednesday, aims to stop the statement of affiliation that voters must sign to cast ballots in the March 1 Republican primary. Trump’s campaign supporters sent a “cease and desist” letter on Tuesday, in hopes to persuade state GOP officials to drop the requirement without taking legal action.

Virginia Republicans did not require voters to sign such a statement before voting in the 2008 or 2012 presidential primaries.

The state GOP’s governing body did vote to require loyalty pledges ahead of those primaries, but scrapped them before voters went to the polls.

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