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Va. GOP panel to re-examine ballot loyalty oath

Wednesday - 1/4/2012, 9:52am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republicans plan to re-examine requiring voters to pledge support for the party's eventual nominee before they can cast ballots in the March 6 presidential primary.

Media outlets report that the Virginia GOP's Central Committee will meet Jan. 21 to discuss the new loyalty oath that voters must sign at the polls. Voters who refuse to sign the oath cannot participate in the primary.

In a Facebook posting, Virginia GOP chairman Pat Mullins says the bigger issue is the need for party registration in Virginia.

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are the only candidates who qualified for Virginia's Republican primary.

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