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So-Called "Sham Candidate" Withdraws from Arizona Special State Senate Election

Published on October 6, 2011, by in General.

On October 6, according to this story, Olivia Cortes withdrew from the November 8, 2011 special recall election for Arizona State Senate in Senator Russell Pearce’s district. However, her name will remain on ballots, but notices will be posted at polling places saying she is no longer a candidate. If anyone votes for her anyway, the vote won’t be counted. The lower state court hearing in the lawsuit over whether she should be removed from the ballot has been canceled.

5 Responses

  1. […] Now it’s over. This entry was posted in campaigns, chicanery, recall elections. Bookmark the permalink. ← The Return on an Investment in Lobbying “Law & Order, Elections Style” → […]

  2. So there’s a candidate (sham or not) on the ballot, but you aren’t allowed to vote for her? Yeah, that makes sense.

  3. Doremus Jessup

    Aren’t they all sham candidates? Particularly this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Offer

  4. Cody Quirk

    We had one in Nevada.

    His name was Scott Ashjian.

  5. Demo Rep

    # 2 — See 14th Amdt, Sec. 2 in the nearly dead U.S.A. Const.

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