Looks Like We Can Add WV, ID, and MT to States Where it's Worth it to Write in Ron Paul: 2008 AnalysisSubmitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 18:46
Looks like we can add WV, ID, IL and MT to write-in states where it is worth it to write-in Ron Paul. Analysis of 2008 presidential write-in votes reported out by FEC:
WV, ID, and MT all counted votes for "Santa Claus," who obviously did not file a declaration. IL seems to just count all it's write-ins even though by state law it doesn't have to.
States officially reporting out write-in votes were: CA, WI, VT, NH, PA, RI.
AL and Iowa count them and are required to report them by name, but didn't in 2008. That means we would win in a state court fight to count the write-ins by name.
In Maine and Missouri Ron Paul is also an official write-in candidate, was not in 2008 (due to Gilbert settlement in MO and Maine filing by Paul supporters.)
TAKE-AWAY: Ron Paul write-in votes will be counted, or can be forced to be, in FOUR MORE STATES THAN WE THOUGHT PREVIOUSLY: WV, ID, MT, IL.
Total states to DEFINITELY WORTH IT TO WRITE-IN RON PAUL: CA, WI, VT, NH, PA, RI, AL, IA, MO, ME, WV, ID, MT, IL.
That's 157 ELECTORAL VOTE IMPACTED OUT OF 270 NEEDED TO WIN. This will force attention to the Ron Paul message. They are in for a big surprise.