Post Your State's Rules for Write-In Candidates HereSubmitted by Kathleen Gee on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:36
Many readers of the DP have gone on record saying that they will write in Ron Paul if he does not win the nomination in Tampa. (I personally believe and hope that he will, as a result of either an economic meltdown or Romney scandal.)
However, write-in campaigns are not allowed in several States, and in several more, candidates have to actively apply to run a write-in campaign.
So, how many electoral votes are available from a purely write-in campaign? Is it mathematically possible to win? Let's find out.
Please post your State's rules for presidential write-in campaigns in this thread, along with the number of electoral votes available for winning your State.
The only reference I found is from this 2008 blog post, which says that write-in campaigns are only permitted in 42 States: http://writein2008.blogspot.com/ The page hasn't been updated since 2008, but it is a good starting point for research.