Saturday, September 6, 2008

Write in Ron Paul? Read this first...

This is my third attempt to write something today. Each attempt has been a novella that I end up just erasing because my thoughts seem to be all over the place. This time I will try to keep it short and sweet and actually post it. GRRR.

The Montana Constitution party has taken Chuck Baldwin's name off the ballot and replaced it with Ron Paul's.

I have been posting on websites trying to reason with people about voting for Chuck Baldwin vs writing in Ron Paul's name. Most people I have talked to say, no matter what they are still going to write in Ron Paul's name. I have to admit, that there is actually a logic to their reasoning.

So I did a little research into what happens with write-ins

this next one is a hillary site but, it does list some states whether they allow write in votes or not.

If you live in Arkansas, Hawaii, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Washington, your write-in vote is just tossed in the can. Alot of states, the write-in vote only counts if the candidate jumped through hoops and got through all the bullshit red tape first. (yeah, just defeats the purpose of writing it in.)

If you live in Oregon here are the rules to voting:

on Page 6 it gives the instructions to write in a candidate. You must fill in the circle AND write in the name. Very important to do both.

So all you people who want to write in Ron Paul's name in Oregon, have at it. Unfortunately if you live in Washington you are screwed.

Ok, let's just say, now that I've been hearing alot about it, I would consider writing in Ron Paul's name after all. But there is still a long way to go to November. Let's just see what happens.

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