On August 9, a California Superior Court in Sacramento will hear a case brought by several county units of the California Republican Party, to overturn section 8605 of the California Election Code. Sonoma County Republican Central Committee v McPherson, 06-cs-01078. The issue is whether the California Constitution (as amended in 2004) overrides the election code that requires a very large number of write-ins for anyone to be nominated by write-in votes at a party primary. The candidate-plaintiff in the case, Raylene Wiesner, received 687 votes in the June 2006 Republican primary for Assembly, 7th district. No one else received any votes for that position, but the Secretary of State won’t place her name on the November ballot because her write-in total was below 1,683 (1% of the vote for that office in the last general election).