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  • Florida Republican: 'I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush'

    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that she will write in Jeb Bush’s name when voting for president in November, according to ABC News. "I think I'll write in the name Jeb Bush," she told the Miami Herald editorial board. "A candidate should espouse optimism." Ros-Lehtinen had endorsed the former Florida governor’s primary campaign before he dropped out of the race in February.
  • (Vanity) GOP - Read this

    04/03/2016 7:26:04 PM PDT · by irishMN · 184 replies
    This is my message to the GOP. Ignore trump voters at your peril. Keep saying that nominations are done by delegates not constituents. Keep saying that rules have not been yet made for this convention as even when made they won't matter to my ilk. Earlier Limbaugh had a guest that asked why Trump or any other candidate wouldn't just support the nominee. Rush in his wisdom stated he wouldn't worry too much about the nominees, but rather Trump's legion of voters. Aye, if Trump gets a majority and doesn't get the nomination I'll be writing him in.
  • Question: Can JILL McDaniel run for Senate in Mississippi as a write-in?

    06/26/2014 11:25:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    6/26/14 | sff
    Jill, a former Miss USA Mississippi pageant winner, is the wife of Chris McDaniel, whose selection by CONSERVATIVES was thwarted by the race baiting team of Thad Cochran.I went to find out if there was any reason Jill could not be a write in candidate.Some of pointed out, I believe, that Mississippi, has a "sore loser" law that prevents CHRIS from running as a write-in.
  • SCOTT WAGNER BEATS THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT - CAP and a Pennsylvania write-in revolt.

    03/20/2014 11:24:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3.20.14 | Jeffrey Lord
    First, it was a Florida congressional race. Now? A Pennsylvania special election for the state Senate. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania scores a major win — and yes, the winner says he heard about Obamacare. Scott Wagner is a Pennsylvania state Senator this morning. It wasn’t supposed to happen. In a stunning upset, the York County businessman, taking a stand against the state’s political establishment of both parties, made state history by winning a special election for the Pennsylvania state Senate — in a write-in landslide, defeating both the Republican and Democrat nominees. Wagner captured 48 percent of the vote....
  • Laws regarding Write-In Candidates in Missouri

    08/21/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT · by Blackyce · 24 replies
    Write-In Candidates A "write-in candidate" is a person: whose name is not printed on the ballot (see 115.453(4,5,6) RSMo); andwho has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for election to office with the proper election authority prior to 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday immediately preceding the election day. It is not necessary to file a declaration of intent if there are no candidates on the ballot for that office. (see 115.453 (4) RSMo) Frequently asked questions on write-in candidatesCan a write-in candidate be on a primary election ballot? No. (Section 115.453 (5) RSMo) If a...
  • Would you vote for Romney?

    03/15/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 247 replies | 03/15/2012 | BO Stinkss
    <p>I have seen a lot of FReepers state that they would NEVER cast a vote for Romney. That is my gut reaction as well. Mitt is on recored saying that I will vote for him eventually. His arrogance makes me want to prove him wrong and write in a cadidate. But I fear that will lead to 4 more years of Obama. Until I stare at the ballot in November, I don't know for sure what I will do. If it is a choice between Obama and Romney, what will you do?</p>
  • Sibley Announces Write-In Candidacy for President of the United States and Sues Obama

    01/06/2012 8:46:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    MMD Newswire ^ | January 6, 2012 | MMD Newswire
    Scion of Prominent 19th Century Political Family Announces Write-In Candidacy for President of the United States and Files Quo Warranto suit challenging Obama's "natural born Citizen" Status Washington D.C. (MMD Newswire) January 6, 2012 -- Montgomery Blair Sibley, scion of the Blair Family whose ancestors first called the anti-slavery Republican Party to order at its preliminary convention at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in February 1856, represented Dred Scott and from whence the Blair House gets its name, has announced the commencement of his campaign as a Write-In Candidate for President of the United States. Given the vagrancies of the Electoral College system,...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli calls for primary ballot reform, write-in option.

    12/27/2011 1:40:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | December 27, 2011 | Moe Lane
    This just keeps getting better and better for the Virginia GOP, doesn’t it? Via Ballot Access News, first we get the Attorney General for Virginia pointing out that the requirements for ballot access are far too restrictive: _____________________________________________________ I would throw out for consideration that we should lower our requirements to 100 legitimate signatures per congressional district. Let’s face it, absent a serious write-in challenge from some other candidate, Virginia won’t be nearly as ‘fought over’ as it should be in the midst of such a wide open nomination contest. Our own laws have reduced our relevance. Sad. _____________________________________________________ …and...
  • Vanity: New Name for "Murkowski" if she wins (now that we know her main funding/supporters.

    11/11/2010 10:55:18 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    jsdude | Nov 11, 2010 | Myself
    PORKowski- heck her main supporters were the native tribes wanting to keep the gravy-train rolling, and the Federal Contractors (and unions). He new royal northern Princess Name shall now, and forevermore be not Lisa Murkowski, but Liza Porkowski. J.S.
  • Plan unveiled for Senate write-in count [Alaska Senator: Miller - Murkoswki]

    11/09/2010 5:02:51 PM PST · by deport · 35 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11-09-10 | Joshua Saul
    The Division of Elections has unveiled the process by which it will count the write-in votes in the U.S. Senate race. The write-in count will begin Wednesday morning, though the division is also counting more than 20,000 absentee ballots today. The ballots will be transported by Goldbelt Security from the Division of Elections ballot room to Juneau's Alaska Litho Building, where there will be 15 teams of two elections officials, with an observer from both the Murkowski and Miller camps likely sitting at each table.When the counting of the write-in ballots begins, election workers will open the sealed envelopes...
  • Murkowski on cusp of win; how will she legislate?

    11/08/2010 5:14:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 8, 2010 | Becky Bohrer (Associated Press)
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the cusp of vindication after waging a high stakes - and long shot - write-in campaign to keep her job. Initial returns show write-in ballots holding a 13,439-vote edge over GOP nominee Joe Miller, and though it's not clear how many of those are for her or will be counted as valid, she's confident enough in her winning to tell supporters that they'd "made history." The write-in count starts Wednesday in Juneau.
  • Murkowski's Camp Attempts to Stop Freedom of Speech

    11/03/2010 12:39:57 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 17 replies ^ | Tuesday, 02 November 2010 13:15 | Raven Clabough
    A local Alaska radio host recently discovered that freedom of speech does in fact have limitations. Dan Fagan of KQFD, angered by Alaska incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski’s decision to launch a write-in campaign after her defeat in the Alaskan GOP primaries by Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, allowed his radio show to become a platform for anti-Murkowski rhetoric. Fagan dubbed Murkowski a “sore loser” for her decision to mount a write-in campaign and spoke out against her unreasonable expectations, such as urging the Alaska election board to accept entries like “Lisa” and “Lisa M.” in the write-in. When those requests...
  • More on Alaska Section 5 lawsuit to stop write in ruling

    10/31/2010 5:38:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | October 31, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    FAQ  on Alaska lawsuit that may prevent the write-in chaos in Alaska Tuesday.  The lawsuit cites the Kinston objection interposed by the Justice Department. The Justice Department Goes to AlaskaBy Hans A. von Spakovsky Editors’ note: See update below.For a good preview of how politics, rather than law, may drive decisions in the Obama Justice Department next year when redistricting gets underway, go north, young man, and cast your eye on the Senate race in Alaska. The latest shenanigans by Alaskan election officials and the Voting Section of Justice’s Civil Rights Division show a dangerous willingness to bend regulations in furtherance...
  • Swamping Murkowski

    10/29/2010 8:57:27 AM PDT · by freespirited · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/10 | Ben Smith
      The latest from Alaska's procedural wars: Just hours before the final deadline, more than 100 Alaskans came out Thursday to file as write-in candidates in an effort to thwart Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to retain her Senate seat.At the urging of a local talk radio host, scores of people signed up to be write-in candidates with the Alaska Division of Elections before registration closed....Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai confirmed that at least 100 people filed as write-in candidates. Fenumiai said early Friday morning that she could not give a specific number yet of how many candidates signed...
  • Tea Party Express to Target Lisa Murkowski For Defeat-Yes, Again.(Hydra Grows a New Head)

    09/30/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Syncro · 57 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 30, 2010 | Levi Russell
    <p> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Tea Party Express to Target Lisa Murkowski For Defeat - Yes, Again.The Tea Party Express (website: is prepared to rally its supporters in Alaska once more to defeat liberal incumbent, Lisa Murkowski, in her apparently never-ending bid for U.S. Senate."Lisa, take a hint, the voters rejected you once before and now watching you defy their will is bound to alienate yourself from Alaska voters even more," said Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.The Tea Party Express will unveil a new TV and radio ad campaign...
  • Election 2010: Delaware Senate-Possible Castle Write-In Drops Coons Below 50% Against O’Donnell

    09/27/2010 10:33:37 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 37 replies
    It is possible that a write-in campaign by Congressman Mike Castle could hurt Democrat Chris Coons more than Republican Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware campaign for U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Delaware voters finds Coons with 49% support, while O’Donnell earns 40% of the vote. Castle, a longtime congressman who lost to O’Donnell in the state’s GOP Primary, picks up five percent (5%). Another five percent (5%) remain undecided. To see survey questions, click here. Polling for write-in campaigns is always challenging, so results should be interpreted with caution. For this survey, Rasmussen Reports asked...
  • Now RINO Mike Castle Wants A Write-In Campaign Too - We Must STOP Him! (DE)

    09/27/2010 12:50:09 AM PDT · by Syncro · 137 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 26, 2010 | Joe Wierzbicki - Tea Party Express
    Now RINO Mike Castle Wants A Write-In Campaign Too - We Must STOP Him! Just when you think this election cycle can't get any more bizarre - we have now learned that liberal RINO Mike Castle is trying to follow in the footsteps of Lisa Murkowski to launch a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate after voters rejected him in the GOP primary.Castle is now conducting a poll to see if his write-in campaign can win.  Here's the report from Politico: What part of "NO" does Mike Castle not understand?  It's looking like we have the same pattern being repeated that we saw with Lisa...
  • Moanin' Lisa (Vanity)

    09/20/2010 12:45:20 PM PDT · by abbyg55 · 18 replies
    gccabbyg55 ^ | 9-20-10 | gccabbyg55
    One FReeper's take on Murkowski's write-in bid. I shamelessly stole some graphics from FR threads - they're the best part!
  • Murkowski Likely to Lose Leadership Spot if Campaign Continues

    09/08/2010 8:04:08 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 09/08/10 | John Stanton
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will likely be forced out of her party leadership position should she decide to launch a write-in or third-party candidacy, a Senate Republican said Wednesday. Murkowski, who conceded the GOP primary last month to Fairbanks lawyer Joe Miller, could announce as soon as Thursday whether she will continue her campaign for re-election as a write-in candidate. She has also held talks with the state’s Libertarian Party leaders about running under their flag. Although Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other GOP leaders have not yet formally discussed what to do if Murkowski does run, the...
  • Can we come to a consenses?

    03/22/2008 6:26:11 AM PDT · by arrow107 · 132 replies · 1,322+ views
    Can we as a sector of the political spectrum come to a consenses on a canidate for president? I believe we have squandered our opportunity to influence this election by not actively supporting the candidate that best represented conservative positions - and so we were appointed John Mccain. Now believe me, given the alternatives of Barack/Hillery, I do hope that JM wins, but he will have to do it without my vote. I believe that with the numbers FR reaches, that we could still make a difference if we could only agree - and throw our support behind a candidate...
  • Stand it!

    02/04/2008 9:35:05 AM PST · by papasmurf · 30 replies · 184+ views
    self ^ | 02/04/2008 | papasmurf
    Principles used to mean something in this Country. One of the reasons our Country is in the mess it's in, is because we've lost our way, and abandoned our principles. What lessons do we teach our Children, our Families, our friends, and our peers, if we, so easily, abandon what's important, and what has made us this great Country, and what the Founders fought for. Did they not teach us that principles are worth every human effort possible? Did they not set out before us a Document that, in great explication, perfects our Principles? FRed Thompson called his campaign the...
  • What to do about McCain?

    01/31/2008 6:51:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 168 replies · 373+ views
    January 31, 2008 | me
    Many Freepers, including me, are disappointed that McCain will likely be the nominee. I'll vote for Romney on Super Tuesday. If McCain wins the nomination, I will vote for him on the *hope* he will be less bad than Clinton or Obama would be. I see no reason to actively support him by contributing to or volunteering for his campaign. I think we should focus on congressional and gubernatorial campaigns, trying to hold the seats of real conservatives and maybe pick off a few vulnerable Democrats in what will likely be a Democratic year. Any suggestions? I think McCain is...
  • Battle for DeLay's seat could help tilt balance of power

    08/21/2006 7:39:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 733+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 8/21/2006 | Jay Root
    SUGAR LAND, Texas - Charity is rare in partisan politics, and nobody ever accused Republican powerhouse Tom DeLay of cutting Democrats any slack. But the former House majority leader's resignation could hand Democrats the gift he seemed to cherish most: his own seat in Congress. In any other year, it might be a minor embarrassment. But Democrats are close enough to retaking the U.S. House of Representatives that Texas' 22nd Congressional District, where DeLay has withdrawn from the election and left Republicans with no candidate on the ballot, could be the race that puts liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in...
  • Writing in choice on eSlate will take a little more work (electronic ballot disenfranchises)

    08/10/2006 10:00:42 AM PDT · by weegee · 19 replies · 1,151+ views
    Houston Chronicle | Aug. 10, 2006, 5:05AM | no byline
    Write-in candidate names are not on the ballot by design. To cast a vote for one on the electronic eSlate machines, which don't have a keyboard, you'll have to use the "select" dial to choose "write-in." Even then, the names won't automatically pop up, said Scott Haywood, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office. In each booth there will be a printed list of candidates who have been certified for the Congressional District 22 race. Using the dial and a picture of a keyboard on the screen, the voter will click the letters of the name they want. Potential...
  • Strickland backs Wilson as his replacement

    02/26/2006 10:25:03 AM PST · by HostileTerritory · 14 replies · 373+ views
    The Times-Leader ^ | February 24, 2006 | Michael Schuler
    Ohio Sen. Charlie Wilson (D-St. Clairsville) will be a write-in candidate for Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional seat and is getting a big endorsement from the man he is hoping to replace, U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland. Following Wilson's announcement that he will continue his campaign for the office as a Democrat, it was announced that Strickland is backing the Wilson write-in campaign.
  • Sources: Wilson (D) petitions not valid (OH-6)

    02/22/2006 3:44:14 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 41 replies · 945+ views ^ | 2/22/06 | DAVID SKOLNICK
    LISBON — Charles A. Wilson Jr. doesn't have enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions to run in the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional District race, The Vindicator has learned. The Columbiana County Board of Elections is left with no other choice but to disqualify Wilson's candidacy for the seat at its meeting today. Wilson has only 48 valid signatures on his nominating petitions, according to two Democratic sources and one Republican source with knowledge of his petitions. Congressional candidates need 50 valid signatures from registered voters in their districts to get on the ballot. Wilson, a state senator...
  • CA: 'Suit goes on' over write-in votes for Frye (Mayor 'Bubbles'? Frye awaits court decision)

    04/26/2005 7:26:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 329+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 4/26/05 | Greg Moran
    Remember the bubbles? The legal challenge to a ruling upholding Mayor Dick Murphy's election is still pending in a state appeals court, and the mayor's resignation yesterday will not stop the appeal, the attorney for the challengers said yesterday. "The suit goes on," said Fredric Woocher, an elections law specialist representing three supporters of Councilwoman Donna Frye. They contend she lost her write-in campaign to unseat Murphy because ballots that should have been counted were not. The challenge focused on 5,551 ballots on which Frye's name was written in but a corresponding oval bubble next to it was not shaded...
  • Frye's unbubbled ballots exceed Murphy's margin

    12/15/2004 7:23:05 AM PST · by newzjunkey · 2 replies · 420+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 15, 2004 | Philip J LaVelle, Daniel J. Chacon
    More people voted in the San Diego mayor's race for write-in candidate Donna Frye than for Mayor Dick Murphy, according to a review yesterday of disputed ballots, but it would take court action for her to be declared the winner. At the end of a full day of ballot examination, county elections workers ... had reviewed 4,854 ballots cast for Frye that were not included in the official results of the Nov. 2 election. Those numbers alone, likely to rise as the ballot review continues today, would put Frye 2,746 votes above Murphy's official total. The ballots were disqualified because...
  • CA: Judge recuses San Diego bench from mayoral dispute

    11/11/2004 5:51:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/11/04 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The presiding judge of the San Diego Superior Court recused all 124 judges on the bench from hearing a lawsuit attempting to block write-in candidate Councilwoman Donna Frye from becoming mayor. Judge John Einhorn said he made the decision Wednesday because one of Frye's election rivals, incumbent Mayor Dick Murphy, was a judge for 15 years before he was elected mayor in 2000. Several judges have contributed to Murphy's campaigns, and Einhorn wanted to avoid any appearance of favoritism. Einhorn arranged with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George to have the case heard by Charles...
  • San Diego surfer leads for mayor

    11/05/2004 5:03:47 PM PST · by Ahriman · 67 replies · 1,179+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2004
    Donna Frye, a surfer who sports long blond hair and refuses to get a driver's license, is riding a wave of write-in votes for mayor that could sweep aside two graying 60-something Republicans and carry her into City Hall. The surf-shop owner has capitalized on a confluence of circumstances, including a pension scandal that has shaken the city financially. The votes have not been completely tallied, but so far, the write-in ballots lead with 35 percent of the vote; Mayor Dick Murphy has 34 percent. The write-ins are expected to be overwhelming in favor of Frye, 52, who said she...
  • Candidates have the write-in stuff

    11/04/2004 2:57:08 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 217+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 11-4-04 | Robert Franklin
    Few people have had electoral success like Paul Fosse. Yes, he filed to run for his local city council. Then, when the mayor moved out of town, he won that job by council appointment. Since then, he's been reelected every two years -- nine times, 18 years -- as mayor of Rothsay in northwestern Minnesota without ever filing for office. And, he said, he's never campaigned for the job.
  • MN Supreme Court Write In Candidate from Powerline Blog

    11/01/2004 5:53:33 PM PST · by Dustoff · 7 replies · 438+ views
    Scott "The Big Trunk" Johnson from Power Line Blog ( has accepted being a write in candidate for MN Supreme Court. Thanks of the guys that helped blow open RatherGate can be a MN Supreme Court about JUSTICE for the MSM. And how ironic - the power of the blog to elect a write in, last minute candidate. Please forward this to everyone you know in MN.
  • Close Count Makes Votes Count

    10/26/2004 11:45:59 PM PDT · by quietolong · 1 replies · 204+ views
    WQOW TV 18 Eau Claire WI ^ | Oct 25, 2004 | WQOW 18
    Close Count Makes Votes Count Chippewa County Oct 25, 2004 Be careful what you vote for, it may come true. One Chippewa Falls man was elected to the County Board after he wrote himself in on the ballot. Karl Larson and his wife voted last April. They noticed no was running in their district for the Chippewa County Board, so they used Karl's name as a write-in. Larson won the 21st District Seat with just two votes and says he is excited to serve his community. "I don't think I'm any more underqualified or overqualified than anyone else," says Larson....
  • October Surprise?! JJK write in

    10/25/2004 4:40:38 PM PDT · by lectricpup · 25 replies · 1,405+ views
    email | 10/25/2004 | John Joseph Kennedy
    Dear Friends and Fellow Americans, The most critical truth is that the four primary candidates for the highest offices in our land, Mr. George W. Bush, Mr. Dick Cheney, Senator John Kerry and Senator John Edwards all voted for the war in Iraq. Period. Each man had an opportunity for greatness and they failed. John Kerry and John Edwards are followers. They are not leaders! They failed the American people and the world. Their names are forever etched in history along with Ms. Hillary Clinton and all the so-called leaders who voted for the war in Irag and for the...
  • Hillary a Write-In in Wisconsin

    01/30/2004 2:37:49 PM PST · by Chummy · 28 replies · 175+ views ^ | January 30, 2004 | Wisconsin State Elections Board
    "...We have been notified that Senator Hillary Clinton will be a Presidential Preference Vote write-in candidate. We request that your county board of canvassers report to the Elections Board the number of votes cast for this candidate...."
  • California Recall: 26 write-ins join the fray (DJ sidekick, centenarian among the choices)

    09/25/2003 1:09:14 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies · 188+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 25 September 2003 | Mike Zapler
    26 write-ins join the fray DJ SIDEKICK, CENTENARIAN AMONG THE CHOICES By Mike Zapler Mercury News Just in case none of the 135 replacement candidates on the recall ballot suits your tastes, there are -- incredibly -- even more choices: An additional 26 people have qualified as write-in candidates, according to a list provided by the Secretary of State's Office on Wednesday. Among the contenders are Jim ``Poorman'' Trenton, a sidekick to radio DJ Rick Dees of ``Weekly Top 40'' fame, Mathilda Karel Spak, a 100-year-old woman from Long Beach who failed to qualify as a regular candidate the first...
  • New - Judge Steve Alexander is running as a write-in candidate for Washington State Supreme Court

    10/02/2002 12:56:27 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 16 replies · 318+ views
    Attention Washington state voters: Please write-in Judge Steve Alexander for Position 4 on the Washington State Supreme Court. He is the only conservative in the race, and the only candidate who has not received a 100% rating by the Washington National Abortion Rights Action League Please visit for more details. Forward this message around and help out the grassroots internet effort to elect Judge Alexander.