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Is it worth it to write in Ron Paul?

Only a few states may count and report a Write-in Vote for Ron Paul.

8 States do not allow any write-in votes.
8 States have sore loser laws that prevent someone who ran in the primary from being a write in candidate.
24 States require a write-in candidate to sign and notarize paperwork to be a write-in candidate and it is unlikely that Ron Paul will do this.
10 States may allow a write-candidate but the votes will not necessarily be counted or reported.

There is a Liberty Candidate with policies that closely align with Ron Paul’s that will be on the ballot in all 50 States. Gary Johnson is a two term Governor (term limits) from New Mexico that has always supported Liberty. He vetoed more bills as Governor than all other Governor’s combined and turned New Mexico from being heavily in debt to having a budget surplus all while cutting taxes. Gary Johnson has more executive government experience than Obama and Romney combined! Gary Johnson is the Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party, a party that Ron Paul is an honorary member for life, and was the Presidential Candidate for in 1988.Please take a look at Gary Johnson’s website:http://GaryJohnson2012.com/

Check out the current status of Gary Johnson’s ballot access. Please note that in some states the date to start petitioning is still weeks away:http://www.lp.org/2012-ballot-access

See State-by-State rules pertaining to a write-in campaign. Please note that there are links for each state and on each page there are links to the states website with the rules: http://writein2008.blogspot.com/

The Federal Elections Commission reports that Ron Paul got 42,426 votes as a write-in in 2008 while the Libertarian Party candidate got 523,715 votes, more than 10 times as many. More may have voted for Paul but because of the rules they were not counted or reported. Gary Johnson is a much better candidate than the candidate that the Libertarian Party ran in 2008 and will surely get many more votes. Gary will be on the ballot in all 50 states.

Federal Election Commission 2008 Presidential Votes:
http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/tables2008.pdf

Should we split the Liberty Vote and write-in a name that will not be counted in most states or should we unify and Vote for Gary Johnson who will be on the ballot in all 50 states? I know that for myself to feel good about my vote I would have to think that I was doing something that had some chance of advancing the Liberty Movement and keeping the message alive. A vote that is not counted is a wasted vote when there is a voting option that will send a powerful message of Liberty. If 4/5 the people that might write-in Ron Paul’s name would not have their vote counted or reported then what chance is there of the message you are trying to send ever being heard? Let’s unify and send a message by voting for Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson!

Please check out the facebook page, “Ron Paul Supporters Taking A Look At Gary Johnson – Libertarian”: http://www.facebook.com/groups/170478946416753/

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3 Responses to “Is it worth it to write in Ron Paul?”


  1. 30 August 2012 at 15:05

    I agree!

    hopefully the Ron Paul supporters will vote for what they believe in and not for the republicans just to beat Obama. If they continue to vote republican when they don’t agree with them, they have no hope of getting the party to change.

    in the end, over the past 20 years (and maybe even further back) has there been any real difference between the two parties when in office? both like big government, both like government spending, both like debt and both like war.

  2. 31 August 2012 at 06:51

    Lee, I totally agree on the two parties being essentially the same. A lot of people don’t want to hear that. But here we are again voting for two fundamentally same politicians who want to nitpick over “non-issues” and scream that they aren’t the opposite guy.

    It is pretty unbelievable to watch Obama get voted into office in 2008 “because he wasn’t Bush” and now we are seeing the Republicans vote for Romney “because he isn’t Obama.” Is everyone sleeping or do they hear what they are saying?

    Thanks for visiting.

  3. 4 September 2012 at 16:40

    Reblogged this on PaulJohnson2012 and commented:
    We should all vote our conscience on election day. In the mean time we should be giving people good reasons to change their minds. Gary Johnson needs as many Paul supporters as he can get. There is some resistance in the Paul grassroots. We should make it worth their while to not write in Paul.


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