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Did you know there are Anti-Write in laws for Presidential Elections.

In Love With Liberty 2012/08/31 01:04:03
In the following states Write-Ins are not counted PERIOD
Arkansas
Hawaii
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nevada
New Mexico
Oklahoma
South Dakota

In the following states there are Sore-Loser Laws (which means if a candidate was on the ballot for a primary in that state, then they can't run under another party or as an independent)
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
North Carolina
South Carolina
Missouri
Oregon
Washington

In the following states the candidates must file (and some of these states also have Sore Loser Laws)
Alaska
Arizona
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Idaho
Kentucky
Kansas
Maryland
Massachusetts
Montana
Minnesota
Montana
Nebraska
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wyoming

So only in the following States can the vote write-in any name they want, and their votes will be counted
Alabama
California
Delaware
Iowa
Maine
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Vermont
Wisconsin


So this is a sad message to Ron Paul supporters. If you were to write him in. His name will only be counted in a total of 10 states, without him filing as an write-in candidate. And even if he does file as an write-in candidate, at least 8 states have sore loser laws.

So we can stick to principle and write him in but most state's won't count his name.

Our options now become

A.Fall under Mitt Romney and stay with the Republican Party, knowing full well that some people will just never want to change the Republican Party.

B. Vote Third Party, but we will get blamed by the losing party

or

C. (One i'm definitely NOT doing but, I have heard some people talk about, I disagree with those people though) Vote for Obama to piss of the RNC. I mean some people actually think this will force the RNC to change, no it will actually ensure the RNC will never listen to us again.

D. None of the above

So not only election day will be a catch-22, but whoever wins will be a catch-22.
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  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/08/31 18:51:07
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    +3
    Option D. Stay home because democracy is illegitimate. Unanimous consent is the only moral system.

    For the record, I am writing in Ron Paul, even in the state of Montana. The law be damned!

    Thanks for posting this, by the way.

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  • Randy 2012/11/03 14:15:26
    Randy
    +1
    You do need to add Maine to the list of states that count.

    Ron Paul has now come out to clarify this. He says he is not going to fill out any paperwork anywhere to be a write in candidate. https://www.youtube.com/watch...
  • Windy 2012/09/01 07:14:30
    Windy
    Washington State no longer has a presidential primary, so he can still be a write-in candidate here, but he or his campaign must register him as a write-in candidate first.
  • Wake The Sheeple 2012/09/01 00:21:50
    Wake The Sheeple
    +1
    Gary Johnson for me thank you.
  • TuringsChild 2012/08/31 19:03:44 (edited)
    TuringsChild
    +2
    And for those of you in CA, consider this before writing RP in: Obama is likely to get 57% of the vote, Gary Johnson expects 42%. Wouldn't it be great if we could steal CA from Obama?!?
  • *K'eim*... Turings... 2012/09/01 03:46:44 (edited)
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    That leaves 1% for Romney. Poetic justice.
  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/08/31 19:01:12
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    +1
    New York, Minnesota, and North Dakota are missing.
  • In Love... *K'eim*... 2012/11/03 16:53:38
    In Love With Liberty
    Sorry took so long, all of those states candidates must file.
  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/08/31 18:51:07
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    +3
    Option D. Stay home because democracy is illegitimate. Unanimous consent is the only moral system.

    For the record, I am writing in Ron Paul, even in the state of Montana. The law be damned!

    Thanks for posting this, by the way.

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