Dr. Paul Agreed to Declare Write-in Status in Maine, Why Not Other States? Why Not Ask?Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 22:43
Maine is one of the states which requires a candidate to sign an official "declaration" of write-in candidacy, whatever that is supposed to mean besides be just another hurdle to ballot access. Now that Ron Paul is an official write-in candidate in Maine, we know Dr. Paul has obviously agreed to this. We don't know why, or if Maine is a special case (they got screwed the worst at the convention?)
But this opens the obvious question, why not other states which have such a requirement? It would be a shame if next year at a Liberty Bar-b-q with Ron Paul, the casual conversation arose in which someone said, "So Congressman, why didn't you declare write-in status in Such-and-Such state too?" - and he answered as he munched down on a hotdog: "Nobody ever asked."
Most state deadlines for this are pretty closed to election day or even after.
State requirements summary: