Huntsville, Alabama (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will not vote in Tuesday's Republican primary in Virginia, where he is a resident but his name is not on the ballot.
Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said the candidate, who is campaigning in Georgia and Alabama on Election Day, did not request an absentee ballot and did not plan to cast a ballot in person on Tuesday.
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Gingrich failed to get the required signatures to get his name as a candidate on Virginia's ballot.
His wife Callista also will not vote, Hammond said.
Virginia resident Rick Tyler, who is behind the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future, voted in the primary even though his candidate was not on the ballot.
In an effort to keep votes away from presumed front-runner Mitt Romney, Tyler voted for Ron Paul. He told CNN he is "still queasy" about it.
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Even Gingrich wouldn't vote for himself...LOL!!!
He is not on the Ballot in Virginia San couldn't vote for himself that's why he isn't voting.
So why is it that these candidates for POTUS can't even follow the directions of how to get on the ballot? It seems like a simply question doesn't it? I can't think of one acceptable answer, can you? Think positive and think for the future, elect a democrat for every single office, federal, state and local. Bring sanity back to government,
He's shirking his duties as a citizen, as far as I'm concerned.
Proof of the low voter turnout. Even Grinchy won't vote. so much for civil liberties.
This just proves the pettiness and child-like tendencies of super right-wing Republicans, at least in my opinion.
Exactly how InCOMPETENT do you have to be to blow the chance to vote in your so-called "home state".
Do we REALLY want to trust this man with the management of Chief Executive duties? His resume seems to suggest he is not qualified.
Gingrich's problem with the Virginia ballot wasn't that they didn't get enough signatures. His campaign thought they had done what was required. The problem was that the paid staffer they entrusted with doing his job of getting signatures ended up being a lazy good-for-nothing and forged over 1000 signatures. Those were thrown out, as they should have been, which took him below the 10,000 number.
I agree with JLR. I understand he's not on the ballot, but what about down ballot? The local and state congressional offices?
If he didn't like who was on the ballot for President, fine. Why not just skip the office and vote for the other republicans? One can undervote but they can't over-vote. Nobody is going to know who you voted for but only that you voted. Now it makes Newt look like a sour puss because he wasn't on the ballot.
It makes one wonder why should I support you when you wouldn't support other republicans?
so gingrich gets a pass because he had a lazy, dishonest staffer? what happened to the "buck stops here"? this wasnt a volunteer. this was a paid staffer with a critical task. where was the oversight?
He couldn't organize a peanut stand, let alone get on the ballot! And he thinks that he can run the country!
Good Luck, Newtie!! And God Save America!
None of the Republican candidates are qualifed to be POTUS, beginning with the bad apple in the basket, Gingrich. Neither Gingrich or Santorum seem to have the management skills, or at least know someone who does, to put together a coherent national campaign that crosses all of the T's and dots all of the I's.
Romney's claims to job creation are highly suspect because he stopped answering questions about it once he made his blantantly false claim that he created 100,000 jobs *while at* Bain Capital. Some 90% of the jobs created at the companies he cites were created *well after* Romney left Bain, or *well after* the companies left Bain to operate on their own. Paul needs no introduction. His message has been rejected at least twice before.