Source: Ballot Access News
On April 23, MSNBC aired an interview with David Walker, who recently has been mentioned as someone whom Americans Elect might conceivably nominate. The interviewer is Chuck Todd, host of the Daily Rundown.
Walker says he does not want to run for President, but his demeanor seems to suggest that he doesn’t mind at all that there is a draft committee, which will be working to qualify him for the Americans Elect primary. The draft effort must persuade 10,000 Americans Elect participants to “click” for him, by May 15. Then, if that happens, Walker (and any other person for which a draft committee has obtained enough clicks) has two weeks to decide whether to accept the draft. Currently, Ron Paul’s draft committee has over 8,000 clicks but no one else is close to qualifying.
In the interview, Walker mentions Gary Johnson as the likely nominee of the Libertarian Party, but then he says that the Libertarian Party is on the ballot in 27 states, and the implication is that that number won’t increase. But actually, the Libertarian Party is now on the ballot in 31 states, and that number is expected to increase to 49 or 50 by the end of the petitioning periods. Some of the petitions aren’t due until September. Walker also mentions Buddy Roemer, but Walker then describes Roemer as someone who is seeking the Reform Party nomination. Walker doesn’t mention that Roemer is also seeking the Americans Elect nomination. Walker then praises Americans Elect and says it will be on the ballot in all 50 states, without mentioning that currently, Americans Elect is only on in 26 states.
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