Apr 02 2013

Virgil Goode Write-ins for President from Pennsylvania Tallied

Source: Ballot Access News

At the November 2012 election, Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode received 419 write-ins for President in Pennsylvania. This information is from the official county election returns that were submitted to the Secretary of State. Because state employees did not tabulate them, two volunteers from the Constitution Party themselves examined the returns and tallied the state total. The volunteers note that ten of the 67 counties failed to mention any presidential write-ins at all.

The Goode write-ins should be considered the only valid write-in votes for President, because Virgil Goode is the only presidential candidate who was not on the ballot in Pennsylvania, but who did submit a list of presidential elector candidates. He submitted a slate of presidential elector candidates when he submitted his petition. Pennsylvania general election presidential petitions must contain such a list of presidential elector candidates.

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