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Florida ballot to see record number of presidential candidates
TCPalm ^ | Sep 09, 2008 | Jim Turner

Posted on 09/11/2008 12:28:12 PM PDT by Daffynition

There will be a record number of presidential candidates before the voters on the general election ballot in Florida.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning has certified 13 candidates, including U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, for the Nov. 4 election; with space on the ballot to write-in another.

County supervisors of elections are expected to complete their ballots early next week, as they have to be ready to mail overseas by Sept. 20.

The ballot also includes perennial candidates James Harris of Florida’s Socialist Workers Party and Ralph Nader, now of the Ecology Party of Florida, along with former U.S. Representatives Bob Barr, Libertarian, and Cynthia McKinney, Green Party.

Among the three socialists is Brian Moore, who ran for U.S. Senator in Florida in 2006.

Noticeably absent is Congressman Ron Paul, who is on the Montana ballot and is expected to announce his intentions for the fall presidential election on Sept. 10.

Meanwhile, only votes for write-in candidate Gary Nettles of Tarpon Springs will be counted in the final election results.

For presidential candidates on the Florida ballot, the previous high was 10 in 2000. Two other candidates were certified as write-ins.

In 2004, eight candidates were on the ballot.

There were four presidential candidates on Florida’s ballot in 1996, with four others as official write-in candidates.

Candidates for President and Vice President of the United States on the Florida ballot

• John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican

• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat

• Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear, Party for Socialism and Liberation - Florida

• Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, Constitution Party of Florida

• Gene Amondson and Leroy Pletten, Prohibition Party

• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, Libertarian

• Thomas Robert Stevens and Alden Link, Objectivist Party

• James Harris and Alyson Kennedy, Florida Socialist Workers Party

• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party

• Alan Keyes and Brian Rohrbough, America’s Independent Party

• Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez , Ecology Party of Florida

• Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party of Florida

• Charles Jay and John Wayne Smith, Boston Tea Party/Personal Choice Party

• Gary Nettles and Brad Krones, write-in


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: acorn; alankeyes; baldwin; barr; biden; castle; clemente; electionpresident; gonzalez; keyes; mccain; mckinney; nader; obama; palin; rohrbough; root
14 is a lucky number on which to hang a chad.
1 posted on 09/11/2008 12:28:12 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Now the retards down there can vote for someone other than Pat Buchanan.


2 posted on 09/11/2008 12:32:29 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Daffynition
The Objectivist Party?!

Ayn Rand herself said it wasn't time to form a party. She didn't dig the Libertarians, either.

I love Ayn Rand - I cried like a little girl when I learned she was dead, but... come on... this is an exercise is futility. Barr has a better chance of being elected.

3 posted on 09/11/2008 12:34:42 PM PDT by CE2949BB (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Daffynition

Palm Beach County again. Center of the Storm 2000.

- deleted what I wanted to say -


4 posted on 09/11/2008 12:37:45 PM PDT by poobear (“…individual salvation depends on collective salvation." Barack Hussein Obama Wesleyan University)
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To: Daffynition
Biden says Clinton would have been a better VP....youtube video
5 posted on 09/11/2008 12:38:11 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Daffynition

They forgot “Hanging Chad Ocho Cinco Johnson”.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 12:40:26 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Daffynition

Vote for only five, including write-ins. If you can’t write, aks for an election official’s assistance, or any dimmacrat.


7 posted on 09/11/2008 12:41:31 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Palin/McCain 08- So let it be written, So let it be done!)
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To: Daffynition
What No Toga Party?


8 posted on 09/11/2008 12:45:13 PM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Daffynition
So how do they fit all those people on the ballot? Will it be:

O<------Incredibly small type that old people can't read
The butterfly ballot------>O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O<------The two page ballot which causes some people to vote once on each page.

Anyone of those is a reason for the Dems to sue and have the election voided if McCain wins.

9 posted on 09/11/2008 12:46:09 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: Daffynition
14 candidates!

What great way of building confusion into the process.

Why not have chads attached with alligator clips to bare copper wire?

And on the other end a 23 reel slot machine

Obama receives a vote when the reels move.

Votes for McCain-Palin are only counted when all 23 reels have Super Jackpots Special Triple Sevens on the center lines.

Senator Reid has absolute confidence in the new system.

10 posted on 09/11/2008 12:59:51 PM PDT by highpockets ("Obama's skillful application of lipstick has emptied every closet" said Mr Axlerod)
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To: Daffynition

Lots of names on the Florida Ballot.

But there will be fewer fraudulent voters in Nov 2008.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2080217/posts

I will accept that change any day!!!!


11 posted on 09/11/2008 1:05:39 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Daffynition
Can anyone explain the difference between the Constitution Party and the party Keyes is running in? (Without the usual anti-3rd party vitriol/innuendo...)

Conservatives need an alternative to the Republican party to keep the RP honest (at best) and replace it (at worst), but we don't need a pointless proliferation based on every distinction in every platform topic.

12 posted on 09/11/2008 1:15:40 PM PDT by Liberty1970
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To: AmericaUnited
Simple is good.


13 posted on 09/11/2008 1:33:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, Soros … use a RED crayon.)
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To: j_k_l

HAHAHA! Quidne?


14 posted on 09/11/2008 1:34:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, Soros … use a RED crayon.)
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To: Liberty1970

http://aipnews.com/mxPage.asp?ID=3


15 posted on 09/17/2008 8:58:47 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You took an oath before God to secure the Blessings of Liberty for posterity. Keep it or be fired.)
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