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Posted on Friday 29 August 2008 at 10:42 pm

Obama and McCain neither one on Texas ballot?

I came across this blog post today that says that the Democratic and Republican parties have both missed the official deadlines for filing to be listed on the Texas ballot. If Texas follows the letter of the law, technically neither McCain nor Obama should be listed as candidates on the Texas ballot. People could still vote for them as write-ins, but there wouldn't be the easily checked box. I would love to see the parties and the media try to deal with that! Of course, I don't think it will happen and suspect something will happen to show this isn't really the case or exceptions will be made or whatever, but it is fun to imagine!


What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:35 pm on 30 August 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Mr. Tater and I were laughing about this last night. Bob Barr is the only actual party candidate on the ballot so far. We'll probably vote for him anyway to make a show of support for Libertarianism, but how hilarious would it be if the Libertarians got Texas' electoral votes??
bratty_jedi at 8:45 pm on 30 August 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I would really love to see this fall out. I saw someone speculate that without Texas' electoral votes no one would be able to get a majority and it would have to go to the House. I half-way agree with that conclusion (meaning I think it is a given that McCain will win Texas if both major parties are on the ballot therefore Obama could still win without Texas and without it going to the House but McCain couldn't), but of course all this is idle speculation on something that won't happen.

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