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A "Few" Ron Paul Illinois Write-in Votes Acknowledged
Many thought the choice for president was between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. But former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a Libertarian, also ran. And Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Voters had still another option – writing in a candidate.

Of more than 40,000 votes for president in Whiteside and Lee counties, a grand total of 110 voters wrote in candidates' names.

So, who got those votes?

A few went to Republican Ron Paul, the quirky Texas congressman. His libertarian supporters are persistent.

At least one Whiteside County voter cast a ballot for Mickey Mouse, reports County Clerk Dana Nelson...

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David Giuliani is a reporter for Sauk Valley Media. He can be reached at dgiuliani@saukvalley or at 800-798-4085, ext. 525.

You know, I don't particularly appreciate Mr. Giuliani using the word quirky when referring to Dr. Paul (to me it's just another one of those "buzz" words that reporters use), and it almost seems like he's being a smart*ss with the way this is written, especially feeling the need to include Mickey Mouse in the piece, but either way I'm glad to see that I was part of the .00275% in my area (110 write-ins out of 40,000 votes). And notice how it says out of a 110 write-ins, a few went to Paul...Well, one went to Mickey Mouse and one went to Betty White, I'd imagine 95% of the others went to Dr. Paul (I personally know a few).

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The point is that Ron is being grouped with Mickey Mouse and

Betty White, because he was written in. That doesn't help our cause.

Better to have not voted, or voted for Gary Johnson.


What a waste of political capital.