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Board seeks probe
Of petitions for Goode
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
RICHMOND (AP) — The Virginia Board of Elections says it is seeking an investigation into ballot signatures involving the campaign of Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode.
The former six-term congressman from Rocky Mount is gathering signatures to appear on the ballot in his home state. He’s already on the ballot in more than a dozen other states.
The Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate “suspected petition fraud” on forms submitted by the Constitution Party in its efforts to gain ballot access for Goode.
A call to Goode’s campaign headquarters wasn’t immediately returned Monday night.
Goode was elected to Congress as a Democrat before becoming an independent and later a Republican.
He had represented the 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives but lost his seat in 2007 to former Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello.