Gonna be funny a few days after the election to come here and see all the Ron Paul write-inSubmitted by jetguy on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 19:53
people from most states saying "THEY DIDN'T EVEN REPORT MY VOTE IN THE NEWSPAPER!"
They will say "I did what everybody said to do and wrote in Ron Paul's name - but its not even reported in the news! I can't believe I got slighted AGAIN! Why did I even bother?"
And those of us who vote for Gary Johnson (which WILL be reported) will say "I told you so. You sure made a big mark that people will notice and that says something to the world..... NOT!
WHEN DID YOU LAST READ A NEWSPAPER with write-in tallies and a listing was given of ALL the write-in-votes according to who was written in?
On very rare occassion write-ins are counted and announced for very small races like school board. In exceptional cases small elections are actually WON by write-in candidates.
But when was the last time that you saw write-is counted and announced as to whom they were for in a Presidential election?
And why is that? Because people write in Pat Paulson, Donald Duck, The Tooth Fairy - people write all sorts of crazy things. And to actually announce "We had 30 votes for Mickey Mouse." would only encourage such foolish write-ins in the future.
So they MIGHT announce "We had x number of write-ins", but they will never tell us who they were for.
So why does anybody think that Ron Paul write-ins will be counted and announced?
It has never happened before and its not going to happen now.
Maybe because the press and government have been so fair with us in the past? (OF COURSE I'm kidding.)