Why the GOP Should Be Very Worried About a Ken Cucinelli Loss On Tuesday... It's Not Why You Think...

This Tuesdays Virginia elections could have larger consequences of the Republican Party than just losing another election. Thanks to a little known law if Libertarian candidate for Governor Robert Sarvis can get at least 10% of the vote, which polling indicates he may be heading for this Tuesday, it will have widespread affects for future elections in Virginia.

According to Virginia election law
 Nominees of a political party that "at either of the two preceding statewide general elections, received at least 10 percent of the total vote cast for any statewide office filled in that election" are exempt from needing to gather signatures.
What this law is saying could have disastrous consequences for years to come, 2016 included, for the Republican Party. If Robert Sarvis can achieve the 10% threshold the Libertarian Party will be automatically allowed to recruit and place candidates on a ballot for statewide office without having the uphill climb to obtaining signatures to be places on a ballot. This could be a real, and effective way, for a third party to get into the mainstream politics, at least in Virginia. These candidates includes not only state house and state senate candidates but US Senate, US House, and even President in 2016.

The Libertarian Party, while some of its platform is appealing to the left, it has been viewed as late as a spoiler party for the Republican candidates for office. Time will tell how this all plays out, but for now the GOP in Virginia has more to worry about than Ken Cucinelli losing his race.