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Thread: Judge rules against Johnson, will not appear on ballot in Michigan.

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    Judge rules against Johnson, will not appear on ballot in Michigan.

    http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2012/s...chigan-ballot/

    From the comments and internet in general, though, a Mr. Gary Johnson of Texas will be used instead by the LP.



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    Quote Originally Posted by QWDC View Post
    http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2012/s...chigan-ballot/

    From the comments and internet in general, though, a Mr. Gary Johnson of Texas will be used instead by the LP.
    ... or not ... ?

    http://www.ballot-access.org/2012/09...-be-on-ballot/

    Michigan Secretary of State Says Gary Johnson of Texas Canít Be on Ballot
    September 9th, 2012

    On September 7, Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State of Michigan, informed the Libertarian Party that she wonít print Gary Johnson of Austin, Texas, on the November ballot, because Michigan has no procedure for contingent presidential or vice-presidential party nominees.

    However, Michigan has no statutory procedure for a qualified party to substitute a new presidential or vice-presidential nominee either, yet in 1972, when the Democratic nominee for vice-president resigned from the ticket, Michigan let the Democratic national committee choose a new vice-presidential nominee. The national convention had nominated Thomas Eagleton in July, but he had resigned from the ticket in August, and Sargent Shriver was chosen to replace him. All fifty states made the substitution.

    What is at stake is the First Amendment right of candidates for presidential elector to have printed on the ballot the name of the candidates for President and Vice-President that they say they will vote for. Also at stake is the ability of the Libertarian candidates for presidential elector to continue to be recognized as candidates themselves.

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    That sucks for voters as they get 1 less choice in MI, even though the choice wasn't fantastic. I guess voters are always able to write-in their own name, or perhaps another person from Texas...
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    Who needs GJ on the ballot? A ballot can only fit so many names and having a third name on the ballot can seriously confuse and possibly injure people.

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    That's bull$#@!. Anti-GJ people take note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherVision View Post
    That's bull$#@!. Anti-GJ people take note.
    Ok, I got my pen handy, what would you like me to note?

    btw: i guess all the GJ people will just have to vote for the constitution party anti-war candidate: Virgil Goode as he is on the MI ballot.
    Last edited by specsaregood; 09-10-2012 at 12:22 PM.

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    The Libertarian Party of Michigan needs to find a guy named Barrack Obama or Mitt Rmoney to run...maybe someone can change their name really quick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tttppp View Post
    Who needs GJ on the ballot? A ballot can only fit so many names and having a third name on the ballot can seriously confuse and possibly injure people.



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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Ok, I got my pen handy, what would you like me to note?

    btw: i guess all the GJ people will just have to vote for the constitution party anti-war candidate: Virgil Goode as he is on the MI ballot.
    I say they should vote for Obama then, to give Romney a big ol' "$#@! you" for working to undermine the electoral process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    constitution party anti-war candidate: Virgil Goode
    ::snicker snicker::
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    I think they should appeal. I don't know if it's misinformation, but i thought that sore loser laws applying to presidential candidates were not constitutional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    I think they should appeal. I don't know if it's misinformation, but i thought that sore loser laws applying to presidential candidates were not constitutional.
    Here's a write up on that point from 2008 http://www.ballot-access.org/2007/01...al-candidates/
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