(Unconfirmed) Missouri Will Count Ron Paul's Write-In Votes!Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 01:27
Needs one more confirmation by Gilbert but legally nothing is amiss. When a state on its own pleads no contest, no further action is required. Ron Paul would not be required to file any paperwork because that law will not be enforced, as a result of MO in essence agreeing to plaintiff's arguments. Could be enough citizens called and asked, why is something so basic as a write-in vote not counted, if it is clear and legible? Either a political decision was made at SecState MO to back off the lawsuit, or, wow, a person of ethics and integrity in that state government prevailed.
Gilbert's question is ingeniously simple. Why should write-in votes not be counted? What does this have to do with ballot access, which has been upheld as a proper power of states? You are writing in someone exactly because they ARE NOT on the ballot.
It's as if a federal court ordered Obama not to enforce NDAA. Congress would not need to change the law, because a court has declared it unenforceable. But in this case, MO skips that step and says, "Hey you know what? You're right."
Anyway the Facebook exchange between Gilbert and "Chris Rice" is amusing enough to read on its own. Gilbert nicely puts the young 'un in his place.