Posts tagged: Ron Paul

Apr 29 2013

Flashback: Howard Phillips Interviews Ron Paul in 1997

Source: Independent Political Report

Howard Phillips was a conservative political activist who founded the Constitution Party (called the U.S. Taxpayers Party until 1999) in 1992. He passed away on April 20th at the age of 72. For many years, he hosted a TV show called the “Conservative Roundtable”. In 1997, he welcomed Congressman Ron Paul, who at that time had just reentered Congress after a 12 year break. Read more »

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Feb 25 2013

Pennsylvania Reports 11,630 Presidential Write-ins from November 2012, Doesn’t Give Any Breakdown

Source: Ballot Access News

Pennsylvania is the most populous state that does not have a law that says write-in candidates must file a write-in declaration of candidacy, if they want their write-ins tallied. Instead, all Pennsylvania write-ins are valid, and the law requires that they be tallied. But, even though most counties tally them, the state this year will not make any statewide tallies. By contrast, in November 2008, the state tallied the Read more »

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Jan 21 2013

Member of Republican National Commitee Threatened with Removal Because He Was Listed as the Vice-Presidential Choice of Some Presidential Elector Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

In November 2012, individuals in both Maine and California filed paperwork to make sure that write-ins for Ron Paul for President would be counted. Both states let a group of presidential elector candidates file as declared write-ins, and neither state requires permission from either the presidential candidate or the vice-presidential candidate that these electors are pledged to. Maine tallied 2,035 Ron Paul write-ins, which, of course, technically were in favor of the group of presidential elector candidates Read more »

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Jan 18 2013

Indiana Bill Would Restrict Write-ins

Source: Ballot Access News

Two Indiana State Representatives, Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and Richard Hamm (R-Richmond) have introduced HB 1112. Indiana currently allows write-ins in general elections. The bill would provide that only self-described independent candidates would be permitted to file as write-in candidates. Each declared write-in candidate would need to affirm that he or she is “not affiliated with any party.” Here is the text of the bill. Read more »

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Jan 11 2013

Vermont Presidential Write-ins Now Known

Source: Ballot Access News

The write-in vote for President in Vermont in November 2012 was: Ron Paul 717, Jill Stein 594, Virgil Goode 13, Roseanne Barr 9. These figures were determined on January 11 by a team of voting rights activists who volunteered to help the Vermont Secretary of State do this tally. Thanks to Jeremy Hansen for this news.

Presidential candidates who were on the ballot, and thus didn’t need to depend on write-ins, were Read more »

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Jan 02 2013

Two Populous Texas Counties Counted All the Presidential Write-ins, not Just the Write-ins for Declared Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

Politex has a story about the presidential write-ins in November in Tarrant and Travis Counties, the only two truly populous Texas counties that count all the presidential write-ins, not just the write-ins for the declared presidential candidates. Ron Paul easily got the most write-ins. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the link.

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Dec 20 2012

Rhode Island State Board of Elections Releases Presidential Write-in Tally

Source: Ballot Access News

Rhode Island does not have a law requiring write-in candidates to file a declaration of candidacy if they wish their write-ins counted. Instead, Rhode Island tallies the votes for any candidate who receives at least five write-ins. For President last month, Rhode Island says the names that received as many as 5 write-ins are: Ron Paul 617, Hillary Clinton 64, Mickey Mouse 14.

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Dec 14 2012

All Votes for Presidential Candidates Who were on Ballot are Now Counted

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 14, West Virginia and California state elections officials finished tallying the votes, so now all results are in, except that Alaska, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming have not tallied any write-ins for any presidential candidates (although some of those states have tallied the total number of presidential write-ins). Read more »

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Dec 12 2012

Maine Counts Write-ins for Ron Paul

Source: Ballot Access News

Maine is one of the few states in which a slate of presidential elector candidates, pledged to a write-in presidential candidate, can file for write-in status without the consent of the presidential candidate himself or herself. A group of presidential elector candidated pledged to Ron Paul filed, and Maine has now released the write-in totals. The write-in vote for Ron Paul last month was 2,035 votes, which is .29% of the total presidential vote. Read more »

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Nov 30 2012

Time for the Unthinkable: a Third-Party

Source: Daily Paul

How to Take the Ron Paul Revolution to the Next Level

Nelson Hultberg | AFR

In the aftermath of the sickening travesty that Obama’s reelection represents, pundits on the right are building up their strategic juices to project how conservatives and libertarians can “take over the Republican Party” and begin taking the country back. Read more »

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