What's Wrong With You People?Submitted by Matt Sterba on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 22:20
Before tonight, I have never said to someone that their vote would be wasted, they should vote however they want to.... but Ron Paul did NOT register to be a write-in candidate. He will NOT be counted. So writing him in (as a lot of you are talking about doing)would be a horribly stupid idea, and give absolutely no traction to the movement! THINK about this. If the Libertarian Party gets a lot of votes (1 or 2 percent would be a lot for them) this November, then that will force the Republicans to continue to become more libertarian and try to win back those votes in future elections. This is exactly what we've all been working towards.
-First they ignore you
-Then they laugh at you
-Then they fight you
-Then you win
We've gone through the first two stages already and we're currently weathering through the third. Let's stay strong! Ron Paul always said that it's not about him...it's about the message.
Here is the REALITY:
•8 States do not allow any write-in votes.
•8 States have sore loser laws that prevent someone who ran in the primary from being a write in candidate.
•24 States require a write-in candidate to sign and notarize paperwork to be a write-in candidate and it is unlikely that Ron Paul will do this.
•10 States may allow a write-candidate but the votes will not necessarily be counted or reported.