Presidential Write-in Laws By StateSubmitted by Anonymous Liber... on Sat, 08/11/2012 - 12:31
Only a few states may count and report a Write-in Vote for Ron Paul.
Please view this image that shows the rules State-by-State on Write-in votes: http://imgur.com/EF2bM
There is a Liberty Candidate with policies that closely align with Ron Paul's that will be on the ballot in all 50 States. Gary Johnson is a two term Governor (term limits) from New Mexico that has always supported Liberty. He vetoed more bills as Governor than all other Governor's combined and turned New Mexico from being heavily in debt to having a budget surplus all while cutting taxes. Gary Johnson has more executive government experience than Obama and Romney combined! Gary Johnson is the Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party, a party that Ron Paul is an honorary member for life, and was the Presidential Candidate for in 1988.
Please take a look at Gary Johnson's website: http://GaryJohnson2012.com/
Check out the current status of Gary Johnson's ballot access. Please note that in some states the date to start petitioning is still weeks away: http://www.lp.org/2012-ballot-access
See State-by-State rules pertaining to a write-in campaign. Please note that there are links for each state and on each page there are links to the states website with the rules: http://writein2008.blogspot.com/
The Federal Elections Commission reports that Ron Paul got 42,426 votes as a write-in in 2008 while the Libertarian Party candidate got 523,715 votes, more than 10 times as many. More may have voted for Paul but because of the rules they were not counted or reported. Gary Johnson is a much better candidate than the candidate that the Libertarian Party ran in 2008 and will surely get many more votes. Gary will be on the ballot in all 50 states.
Federal Election Commission 2008 Presidential Votes:
Should we split the Liberty Vote and write-in a name that will not be counted in most states or should we unify and Vote for Gary Johnson who will be on the ballot in all 50 states? I know that for myself to feel good about my vote I would have to think that I was doing something that had some chance of advancing the Liberty Movement and keeping the message alive. A vote that is not counted is a wasted vote when there is a voting option that will send a powerful message of Liberty. If 4/5 the people that might write-in Ron Paul's name would not have their vote counted or reported then what chance is there of the message you are trying to send ever being heard? Let's unify and send a message by voting for Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson!
Please check out the facebook page, "Ron Paul Supporters Taking A Look At Gary Johnson - Libertarian": http://www.facebook.com/groups/170478946416753/