This report indicates Governor McDonnell is willing to back this legislation which, if acted upon quickly can add additional Presidential candidates to the Primary Ballot.
From the article:
” “Recent events have underscored that our system is deficient,” he said in a statement. “Virginia owes her citizens a better process. We can do it in time for the March primary if we resolve to do so quickly.”
Cuccinelli’s proposal is expected to state that if the Virginia Board of Elections certifies that a candidate is receiving federal matching funds, or has qualified to receive them, that candidate will upon request be automatically added to the ballot.”
Good or bad idea?
Update: Cuccinelli reconsiders, read the story here.
Additional information on how getting on the ballot got so strict for Presidential candidates.