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In A Few States, Presidential Candidates Appeared on Ballot Even Though they had No Presidential Elector Candidates

Published on December 30, 2012, by in General.

Minor parties appeared on the presidential ballot in a few states last month, even though they submitted no presidential elector candidates. The Libertarian Parties of Nevada and West Virginia didn’t submit any presidential elector candidates. The Green Parties of Oregon and West Virginia didn’t submit any, either.

When a party submits no presidential elector candidates, it is admitting that it is certain it won’t carry that state, because if it believed it had even one chance in a trillion to win the election in that state, if it did win and yet had no presidential electors, the victory would have been utterly wasted.

6 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    Thus — making the E.C. stuff even more of an EVIL mockery against REAL Democracy.

    Will the voters affected sue the MORON parties involved ???


    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  2. Mark Seidenberg

    Having a full list of electors is important. In 2008 the Democratic Party of California picked one dead presidential elector for the November ballot. In stead
    having an election of a replacement Presidential Elector
    as California Election Code required, the Secretary of
    State and Governor let the Democractic Party Chairman find someone with a different name to be the replacement.
    This was a clear violation of law. Yet both the Governor and Secretary of State let that scam on the
    electors of California happen anyway.

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chairman, American
    Independent Party of California

  3. Andy

    “states last month, even though they submitted no presidential elector candidates. The Libertarian Parties of Nevada and West Virginia didn’t submit any presidential elector candidates”

    Wow, this is really a sign of the party having its act together…not.

  4. Be Rational

    Isn’t this the same LP in Nevada that killed off its own county affiliates?

    And WV, come on, get your act together.

    The LP is still suffering, as it has for most of its history, with poor leadership and poor management.

  5. Trufoe

    “When a party submits no presidential elector candidates, it is admitting that it is certain it won’t carry that state”

    Refreshing example by a third party of a connection to reality.

  6. Timm Knibbs

    Although Connecticut law does not require that a write-in candidate have a full slate of electors only that it not have too many, CT refused to list Virgil Goode as a write-in candidate and count his votes.

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