October 23, 2008

Ron Paul will be an "official" write-in candidate in California

In California, you must have 55 declared electors filed with the Secretary of State's office before you become an "official" write-in candidate for president. Unless a voter writes in an "official" write-in candidate for an office, his or her vote doesn't count.

Gail Lightfoot has been spearheading a drive to get the required number of electors, and I just got an email from her that Evelyn Mendez, Program Manager Candidates & Elections in the California Secretary of State's office, indicates we have 70 completed elector forms! Gail is working with her to finalize the 55 electors.

Bottom Line:

Ron Paul will be an official write-in candidate for the office of president in California! If you write in "Ron Paul," it WILL count!!!

Now I can actually vote for someone!

UPDATE (10/23/08 12:30 A.M. PDT):

Gail says the Secretary of State called her today to expedite finalizing the list. It should be on the web site TODAY sometime (Thursday)!

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