Donald Trump Campaign First To Submit 15,000 Validated Signatures For Virginia Ballot Qualification…

Great job Trump Team Virginia.  Virginia is the second hardest state to qualify for ballot placement (hardest is Illinois).  While the Trump team needed 5,000 signatures, plus 200 per congressional district (11), team Trump submitted 15,000 signatures which were verified and validated !!

trump virginia rpvDonald Trump is now the first, and so far only, candidate to reach these challenging VA qualifications.  The remaining campaigns have less than a month remaining to qualify. The primary date is scheduled for March 1st.

RVA PRESS RELEASE –  The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is pleased to announce that Donald Trump is the first Republican candidate to submit signatures for “pre-check” review by the RPV and are ready for submission to the State Board of Elections, well ahead of the December 10, 2015 deadline.

RPV reviewed the signatures on the petitions submitted and the Trump Campaign passed the pre-check process indicating there are sufficient signatures to meet the 5,000 statewide and 200 per Congressional District requirements of Virginia law.

“The pathway to the White House runs through Virginia,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “With our March 1, 2016 primary deadline less than a month away, we are excited that Donald Trump has become the first candidate to have the necessary signatures to qualify for the ballot. We appreciate the campaign’s efforts to get the signatures in quickly and it demonstrates how committed they are to making the ballot here and competing with their strong ground game in Virginia.  (read more)

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127 Responses to Donald Trump Campaign First To Submit 15,000 Validated Signatures For Virginia Ballot Qualification…

  1. Jtomka says:

    Thanks for the update. Trump 2016

    Liked by 11 people

  2. mollyp1776 says:

    Trump….once again, ahead of the curve and miles in front of the rest.
    Go Trump!!

    Liked by 20 people

  3. Yes Trump not leaving anything to chance.

    Liked by 10 people

  4. Heather says:

    Awesome work! Trump 2016

    Liked by 5 people

  5. MfM says:

    He’s got three times what is needed… and he’s still the first.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. hocuspocus13 says:

    Properly and Professionally done 👍

    Good Job Team Trump 🇺🇸

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Further proof (if it were needed) that here is a man who builds teams and gets things done.

    Liked by 14 people

  8. Ziiggii says:

    Good work VA team!!!!

    Liked by 11 people

  9. Go Trump!! So efficient. Just knew he would get over the amount needed. That’s what an efficient and meticulous candidate he is!

    Liked by 11 people

  10. Doodahdaze says:

    Rove not happy.

    Liked by 32 people

  11. moogey says:

    I was always taught to get tasks with deadlines out of the way. Allows one to focus and alleviates self-inflicted wounds.

    Trump seems to work on the same premise..

    Liked by 9 people

  12. FoxyGranny says:

    And, that is how it is done.!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. lisainva says:

    Reblogged this on lisaandrews1968 and commented:

    Virginia!!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Doodahdaze says:

    If he has to run indie will this be OK to qualify?

    Liked by 1 person

  15. AllOrNothing! says:

    A man whose actions reflect his words…Trump 2016!

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Doodahdaze says:

    I do not think the state election laws were written with the possible outcomes of the 2016 primary elections in mind. I can’t find the facts but my bet is this. By qualifying in the primary elections Trump is good to go as an Indie if the GOP robs him of the nomination.

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  17. KBR says:

    Trump team in Va. Great work! That’s HUGE!

    Liked by 4 people

  18. justfactsplz says:

    Great organization and boots on the ground for Trump. Way to go. Trump must have huge numbers signing up on his website. I signed up when he first started to run and just yesterday received my first email from him.

    Liked by 3 people

    • lecombatblog says:

      Same here.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      May I suggest – keep signing up. I received a confirmation email the same day I signed up a while back, and have been receiving emails regularly ever since. I reply to every email w/ my info. Persistence!

      Liked by 1 person

      • justfactsplz says:

        Thanks. I volunteered when he first started also and haven’t heard anything but my state’s primary isn’t until March.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Let me tell you my experience. I’ve been contacting the campaign frequently since they first put up a website. That website has actually been built and expanded during this time. I mean, I would make a comment, and there was not even an acknowledgement that my comment went through.

          For a long time, even after Trump was here, I could click the volunteer button, but nothing happened. I was already on their mailing list, based on my comments. Not one to be shy, I comment about things they need to know. I’m sure they just can’t wait for my next comment.

          It was not until maybe 5 days ago, after I found out that he had actually hired someone in mine and and several other States to be a director, that I noticed a “States” link. I clicked, got a page to volunteer in my State. Wa-la!

          Don’t know if this helps anyone; but I’m thinking that if he hasn’t set up an office in your State yet, that may be a problem. Because of my consistent commenting (bottom of front page, there is a “contact’ link, I was starting to get updates on where Trump was going to be or when they placed a new policy paper online.

          They have been literally, building this website, and their campaign volunteers on the fly, and as his campaign continues.

          Now, you can go to that contact the campaign at the bottom of the site, and in your comment, volunteer, or whatever. That at least will give them your email addy for further info.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Thanks a lot Mama. I figure he can use a lot of volunteers. I will try those things. I have left a few comments. Now at least I am getting emails almost daily.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          jfp, mine is March 1sr.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            Okay, I just signed up under my state and commented. It says it is being sent to my state’s representative. Yay! I had not been to the site in awhile and had not seen the state’s button. Thanks again.

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  19. justfactsplz says:

    Great organization and boots on the ground for Trump. Way to go. Trump must have huge numbers signing up on his website. I signed up when he first started to run and just yesterday received my first email from him. I also got an email from Rubio asking for money, lol.

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  20. lecombatblog says:

    One small step by Trump. One giant leap for America!

    Liked by 5 people

  21. kinthenorthwest says:

    Thank You Sundance for the Update and great investigative reporting.
    Shared this

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  22. coltlending says:

    Another mile post evidencing the AstroTurf campaigns of the splitters.

    Thanks again SD.

    ‘Curious can anyone outline the characteristics that make filing in IL the most difficult?

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    I keep on having this sinking feeling that if Hillary wins the huge cultural war that Obama lit the fuse on will be even more closerer as she’ll divide the classes, races and anything else she can even more. I don’t knwo what she and Bill will gain from picking over the corpse of the country but I can’t get that ‘vulture in Spanx circling the dead body of America’ out of my mind.
    I do hope Trump gets on the ticket – a far cry from my first impressions – but it didn’t take long for the chrome – or rather tin – plating to wear off of the RINO offering of candidates. This may well be the last gasp of the Republican Party, and as the RAT strategists predicted if we lose this election the party’s all but dead. Not murdered dead, suicide dead.

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Rick says:

    Trump is such a Professional. His emails are very well written and always address my name properly.

    Rubio on the other hand is a hack! His email starts off the salutation:

    rick (who starts a proper name with a small letter)

    spews a bunch of crap and asks for a $10 donation.

    …….so I go to the footer to unsubscribe and there is no place to do that.
    then I note that the email is sent by Romney for President….WTF!
    This guy is using Romney email lists from 2012. See below!

    Sundance is right on with everything!

    (This is the footer of the email)
    Paid for by Marco Rubio for President, Inc.

    This email was sent to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    This email was sent by: Romney for President Inc., 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915.

    This message reflects the opinions and representations of Marco Rubio for President, Inc., and is not an endorsement by Mitt Romney. You are receiving this email because you signed up as a member of Mitt Romney’s online community on 11/6/12

    Click here if you would prefer to not receive future emails from Marco Rubio for President, Inc..

    Click here to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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    • 22227z says:

      Trumps’ letter today honoring our Vets was really nice. My Congressmen sent out a letter that was all about him, including the donate button at the bottom of the page. Tacky in my opinion. Such a contrast, Go Trump!

      Liked by 1 person

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Oh my. rick {sorry, couldn’t resist ha!} I delete several Marco emails each day. I’ve never looked completely through to the bottom. Now I’m curious. Good eye Sir!

      Liked by 2 people

    • JeremyR says:

      I feel for ya. I warn’t smit by Mitt, so never got on his bland wagon. I did hold my nose and vote against ObamAA- though.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      Don’t unsubscribe! They are trolling for email addys and sell it on their lists. Just block all of them, every time you get one. Unsubscribing tells them it is a good address.

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  25. Sentient says:

    It’ll be interesting to see – as we approach February 1 – how many of the others clearly can’t become the nominee due to failing to get on some states’ ballots. Maybe I’ll be able to get my co-worker – the Church Lady – to give up on Carson by then.

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  26. JoeS says:

    Sundance,

    You said Virginia is the 2nd hardest state to qualify for. So, naturally, I have to ask which state is the hardest state. Is it Illinois?

    Liked by 1 person

  27. 22227z says:

    Proud to be a Virginia Vulgarian that did my part to make it happen. Go Trump!

    Liked by 9 people

  28. keebler AC says:

    Fantastic! And the GOPe echo chamber was insisting Trump wouldn’t last the summer. He’s way ahead of the eight-ball on policy statements and application, keeping Ford jobs from being exported, predicting the future — the rest of the candidates are confused and coughing in his dust. Especially Jeb, the “GOP frontrunner and pedigree name” and his former mentee Marco (oh, how I despise domestic troubles being aired in the public forum). Both of them including Rupert Murdoch and Megyn Kelly are going to have to admit and congratulate Trump on his successes, or look like sore losers.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bofh says:

      “the GOPe echo chamber was insisting Trump wouldn’t last the summer.”

      Makes you wonder if they were:
      (a) just plain wrong
      (b) wishcasting
      (c) out-and-out lying

      I’m going with (c). Seems more their style.

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  29. Eskie Mom says:

    Ahead of schedule (& most probably) Under budget. Always the best. YES!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  30. jello333 says:

    I guess they* were right… Donald Trump is not really serious about this, he really has no intention of actually running a real campaign with the intent of winning.

    (* MSM, most Dems, most Reps, “the experts”, etc, etc…)

    Liked by 4 people

    • phil fan says:

      Yep that Trump, he’s joking right?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Nanny G says:

      Your comment reminded me how, before I ever heard of cold anger or the GOPe or the splinter strategy, I was hearing pundits claim that Trump was an unserious candidate who would fail to obtain the qualifying signatures for any state.
      Looks like everything the media has said about Trump has been a lie……
      No, more like wishful thinking.
      Where’s Peter pan asking us to clap our hands and save Tinkerbelle when they need him?

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Tx_to_Nc says:

    We all need one of these. Elect Trump, Build Wall, Export Illegals

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Bush says:

    Not even team Bush has their signatures in? Pretty hard to find 15,000 real live Bush supporters I suppose

    Liked by 1 person

    • Melania for 1st Lady says:

      You bring up a good point.

      Is there any polling from Virginia? Last I checked !Yeb was polling at about 4% nationally but I haven’t heard what his numbers are in VA. I have a hard time believing he could get enough signatures. Oh I’m sure he’ll turn in however many signatures are required – but who counts the signatures? GOPe crooks? Is there any independent way to verify that the sigs Bush turns in are valid? He can get a few from his friends in the Beltway but that won’t be enough – just because Karl Rove’s head is the size of 5000 people does not entitle him to sign 5000 times. Sorry Karl [frowny face].

      What about FailureRino and ‘lil Rube? The article said Dec. 10 is the deadline – 4 weeks and counting. If Dec. 10 arrives and they (and others) don’t have the sigs will they drop out? What’s the situation in other states as far as deadlines, requirements, etc.?

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      • Melania for 1st Lady says:

        edit: Perhaps Sundance or some intelligent Treeper could get some some sort of a “Big Board” going; a map and/or chart of some kind that shows each state, the deadline for qualifying in each state, requirements to qualify, who’s already qualified and who isn’t. Have kind of a count-down clock. Include info such as date of primary in each state, whether it is an “open” or “closed” primary and what the deadline is for voters in each state to register.

        Just a thought.

        Liked by 1 person

        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Melania, maybe you could do that?

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          • Melania for 1st Lady says:

            I said “some INTELLIGENT Treeper” could do it, not ME.

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            • BigMamaTEA says:

              Ha! Chicken. Well, how about you go to each of the State’s Election Board, or whatever they call it, collect the general info (just like I gave to you for Virginia, all I had to do was open that .pdf file, check what it was, then copy the url and post it for you) Maybe all the States will have something similar? Then when you have collected all that info, or all those links, or whatever, then someone who can do graphs maybe would put the info. in graph form. There are Treepers here who know and like to do that stuff.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        MelaniaFor1stLady, It depends on the State. For example, my State, Oklahoma, you can pay a filing fee and complete Candidacy Declaration Forms, or in lieu of that you can run petitions like Virginia. OK is a closed primary, with on R & D party on the ballot. You can register I, but if you do, no voting in Primary. R’s vote R primary & D vote D primary.

        Here’s a link I found at the Virginia Election whatever they call it. Must have petitions. No fee option. Also, I found it interesting that there is no registration for political party to vote.

        http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/BecomingACandidate/CandidateBulletins/2016PresidentialPrimary-CandidateBulletin.pdf

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    • NVA Patriot says:

      Unfortunately, Bush has GOPe support in NVA and he can buy registrants in the hinterlands.

      jeb!, rubio!, and maybe isnarly! will be on the ballot. Cruz will make it. Rand Paul should, but his campaign hired a highly toxic campaign manager in VA + a lot VA conservs and GOPe’ers are mad at libertarians for messing up several elections over the last 5 years. So Rand’s team is not as effective as his father’s was in the 08 cycle.

      FYI in VA we have elections EVERY year in November. Local races are offset from federal races. one of the reasons VA is watched is because our local elections often (not always) point to the underlying satisfaction/dissatisfaction with the feds or as pollsters phrase it, right track/wrong track polls.

      Carson is an interesting case. I get around in NVA a lot due to my day job. I have seen only 1 Carson bumper sticker. I see NO visible action for Carson to get on the ballot.

      Here in NVA everyone fancies themselves a political strategist and public speaker coach/expert. Not sure Carson’s tired, washed out speaking style wins support around here. Be that as it may, I just don’t see him on the ballot unless the Republican units (counties and towns) get the signatures as part of their individual efforts to get all R’s on the ballot.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Bush has connections to the Dems. Maybe he can get those dead voters’ signatures.

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    • TheTorch says:

      Jeb Can’t Fix It! Strikes again!

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  33. Mike says:

    Hopefully, VA will weed out the less serious splitters. Now that Trump has pegged the 15k, that’s going to make others puny. Almost as good as a poll. Let’s see what/how BC and CF do on hard signatures.

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  34. TeaForAll says:

    Great Job. TRUMP ALL THE WAY 2016

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  35. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:

    jinxx💜xoxo

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  36. “While the Trump team needed 5,000 signatures, plus 200 per congressional district (11), team Trump submitted 15,000 signatures which were verified and validated”

    Needed: 5,000
    Submitted: 15,000

    “When I deliver signatures to be on the Virginia ballot, the number is gonna be huge. I’m tellin ya, huge!”

    Trump 2016!

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  37. NHVoter says:

    Excellent! Is it just me or does the RPV actually sound excited by Trump? Maybe it’s just excited that he’s the first to submit signatures.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NVA Patriot says:

      The RPV Chairman John Whitbeck is a good guy in this effort. He will play it straight. He’s beholden to the national party and to the general election campaign because the RPV is essentially broke and way under funded.

      JW also has a very keen understanding of who gets out the vote in VA and it’s NOT anyone associated with GOPe. The key volunteers and politically organized grass roots in VA are trending Cruz, Trump, some Rubio, some Rand Paul and NO BUSH NO WAY NO HOW.

      A key issue for the NATIONAL election is to make sure Virginia is a merciless DEM BEAT DOWN. The reason is the following, win Virginia = win Colorado and New Mexico.

      Virginia polls close at 7 PM on election night. That means, if it’s a blowout, the VA race will be called as early at 8PM but not later than 9PM. 9PM equals 7PM in CO and NM. Once the d’s in the western states hear that VA is a loss, they become demoralized because they see the game is over and they don’t go to the polls. R’s on the other hand, accelerate their voting as do civic minded “go with the the winner” wafflers.

      One of the reasons we had the FL debacle in 2000 was that the race was called for Gore before polls closed in Western FL, which is in a different time zone. Had the race not been called by NBC before the polls closed in the heavy R Western FL region, we’d have no hanging chads.

      The principle applies nationally. Winning VA big, early, tips close western races in CO and NM. VA win = CO/NM win. With those three states in the W column for the R’s D’s are looking at president Trump and the deportation of 30M (11M reported, 19M unreported) of their illegal voters. W/o Zero in the white house, Blacks will applaud the move and the increased opportunity, breaking their 90% vote D behavior. Convert 25% of the black vote and D’s don’t win a national election for 2 generations.

      I am guessing we can’t dig up dem dead and deport them. We can have an attorney general who jails every state Secretary of State who does not clean the voter rolls. It would be nice to repeal Motor voter laws too.

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  38. El_Flaco says:

    Trump hires very competent people to get the job done.

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  39. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    No man is perfect, and most women would agree, but Trump in my somewhat educated opinion is by far the best person running for the office of president that we have. I think he will face increasing opposition from the Washington establishment (the oligarchs that want to rule us) and that they will stop at nothing legal or otherwise to stop him. As I have posted before we are in a fight to the death not just for your country but for Western Civilization itself!

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  40. RINOKiller says:

    All not bought and not paid for

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  41. Pedro says:

    I have no doubt that Trump will qualify for the most difficult ballot in all 50 states, Illinois. Great article on his journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lorac says:

      IIRC, Lynn Sweet was one of the two journalists in Chicago trying to tell the truth about Obama in 2008. The other was a man, but I’m not remembering his name right now.

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  42. I find no surprise in the fact that Trump not only qualified for the VA ballot, but did so well ahead of the deadline. I expected nothing less from him, and I bet that he expected nothing less from his VA campaign organization.

    Now I am waiting to see how many of the GOPe candidates fail to collect and submit the requisite signatures, and (by some strange miracle) wind up on the ballot through some yet-to-be-seen loophole. That, and how many of the splitters don’t bother to get on the VA ballot, but stay in the race purely for the purpose of defeating Trump (to help Jeb).

    Will the media explore anyof this?

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  43. Brian W. says:

    Nicely done Team Trump. But I thought he dropped out? LOL

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  44. NHVoter says:

    I just got an email from Carly asking me for money because she’s being kept off the ballot in several states. Is she full of BS or do any of you have any information about this?
    I’m leaning towards the former…

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    • jello333 says:

      I’m not even certain about one aspect of the petition rules:

      If a person signs a petition for one candidate, is that it? I mean, they can NOT also sign for another candidate later? (Maybe it varies by state.) If that’s the case, then WOW… those candidates who get theirs done early have a DISTINCT advantage.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      “kept off the ballot in several states” could mean, either she doesn’t have the $$$$ to pay a fee that may be required to file to be on the ballot, or doesn’t have the $$$ to hire petitioners in that State if they require a signed petition of X number of registered voters. If she hasn’t already built some/ staff and volunteers in say the first few states to gather the signatures. She’s needing $$.

      My State votes March 1, but there is a 3 day filling period the 2nd week of December, where either a fee with the filing papers, or X number of voters signed on petition and the filing papers are due to get on the March 1 ballot.

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  45. Spencer's Mom says:

    Hopefully things have already improved for “The Donald” in Illinois and he now has a ground game. Maybe he’s just flying under the radar – and others aren’t aware yet that he’s already got a team working on acquiring the necessary signatures. That would be typical of The Donald – not tipping his hand to others until he’s ready!

    This more recent article by Lynn Sweet in the Chicago Sun-Times (10/09/2015) says:

    “With little fanfare, front-runner GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump is building a campaign organization in Illinois, aiming to run a full slate of delegates in the March primary.

    On Monday, more than 10,000 people packed into the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, eager to see the boisterous billionaire on the stump. Before Trump took to the stage, he quietly met in a smaller room with about 50 or 60 of the people from around the state running to be Trump delegates.”

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1020584/trump-launches-illinois-operation

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  46. In even this test of raw political organization, however, the two were bested by current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Trump submitted his signatures on November 2, the first candidate in either party to try to qualify for the ballot.

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