We know that the Republican party is the party of corruption, hypocrisy, crime and disloyalty to the Constitution, but this is over the top even for them.
GOP will demand 'oath' of February primary voters
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- If you're planning to vote in Virginia's February Republican presidential primary, be prepared to sign an oath swearing your Republican loyalty.This is the most Un-American thing I have herd of since the McCarthy trials.
The State Board of Elections on Monday approved a state Republican Party request to require all who apply for a GOP primary ballot first vow in writing that they'll vote for the party's presidential nominee next fall.
There's no practical way to enforce the oath. Virginia doesn't require voters to register by party, and for years the state's Republicans have fretted that Democrats might meddle in their open primaries.
Virginia Democrats aren't seeking such an oath for their presidential primary, which is held the same day -- February 12th.
I find it quite troubling that the Virginia State Board of Elections approved this travesty, but is shows just how far gone the GOP has become. The right to vote one's conscience is fundamental to a free democracy, that the GOP wants to have its members sign away this right tells me that the Party is dead to Democracy and the American way.
This is still America! No one can, or should try to force you to vote the way they want you to.