The Virginia Constitution Party has nominated a full slate of statewide candidates, and is about to start petitioning to get them on the ballot. The Constitution Party has never before completed a statewide petition in Virginia, except for President. The nominees each need their own separate petition. They are Timothy Phipps for Governor, Sheila Tittle for Lieutenant Governor, and David A. McKelvey for Attorney General. Each petition needs 2,000 signatures.
The number of signatures was reduced last month by a lawsuit in state court. The number of signatures is lower this year than at any time since 1969. Back before 1970, the statewide non-presidential petitions was 250 signatures.