Romney Might Be Ineligible For Washington State Ballot

JaguarSocialist 2012/08/17 21:23:16
The Republican Party is under attack lately by its own ineptitude. Not only is the California GOP virtually non-existent as a political force, and the national party is having fundraising issues, but now it turns out that the Republicans might be ineligible to run a candidate for President in the state of Washington this year.

According to Washington State Law, WAC-434-215-165:

Nominations for president and vice-president by major political parties are conducted at each party’s national convention. Immediately following the convention, each party must submit a certificate of nomination and list of electors to the secretary of state in order to place the nominees on the presidential general election ballot.

Pretty straight forward. That is, until you check on the laws regarding what a major political party in fact is, as found in RCW 29A.04.086:

“Major political party” means a political party of which at least one nominee for president, vice president, United States senator, or a statewide office received at least five percent of the total vote cast at the last preceding state general election in an even-numbered year...However, a political party of which no nominee received at least ten percent of the total vote cast may forgo its status as a major political party by filing with the secretary of state an appropriate party rule within sixty days of attaining major party status under this section, or within fifteen days of June 10, 2004, whichever is later

The last state general election in an even-numbered year was 2010, which had only a single statewide office up for grabs, the US Senate seat. In 2010, the Republicans put no candidates forward for the Senate seat, and did not run a state primary for 2010...

By not holding a primary for the sole statewide office up in 2010, the Republican Party appears to not meet the qualifications for being a major political party. And if not, the rules for minor parties, including the deadlines, would apply, and the last deadline for the Republicans to file and have Romney on the ballot passed three weeks ago.

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  • ConLibFraud 2012/08/17 21:38:18
    No worries! The NWO GOP mafia will just change the rules and use the same mafia thug tactics and voter fraud processes they used throughout the primary.
  • The Sane One 2012/08/17 21:27:36 (edited)
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    GREAT catch!! great catch gif

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