Holy Irony Dept: Rick Perry Edition!

Many have already noted that Rick Perry’s lawsuit to get on the ballot in Virginia asks a federal court judge to overrule state law, in great tension with Perry’s oft-asserted states’ rights position.

But it gets better.  Perry, whose state has been fighting over preclearance of its redistricting plan all the way to the Supreme Court, and who has strongly hinted in its most recent filing that the Voting Rights Act preclearance requirement is unconstitutional, has amended his ballot access complaint to allege that Virginia’s rules are illegal because they were not precleared under the VRA.

How rich.

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