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Grand Mal

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I think every American who doesn't like Trump or Clinton should write, 'Justin Trudeau' on their presidential ballot.
Just for a hoot. Wouldn't that be a hoot? Might as well get a momentary giggle out of this fiasco.
 

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I think every American who doesn't like Trump or Clinton should write, 'Justin Trudeau' on their presidential ballot.
Just for a hoot. Wouldn't that be a hoot? Might as well get a momentary giggle out of this fiasco.

Most states won't accept write in votes unless the candidate has filed to be a write in candidate
 

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Most states won't accept write in votes unless the candidate has filed to be a write in candidate

That's a state's issue? Not that it matters, this is just a joke, but that is really up to the state?
 

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That's a state's issue? Not that it matters, this is just a joke, but that is really up to the state?

Yes, states are responsible for administering elections in this country, pursuant to the law and guidelines.

in most cases "write in" votes (at least here in Washington) require a candidate have declared themselves a candidate, and usually that applies to people who file for office after the ballot deadline.
If the county has already printed 10,000 ballots it is not practical to recall, destroy, and re issue them. in some cases too write in candidates can avoid filing fees.

also in Washington, each county is required to have a canvassing board, which in my county is the commissioner, the prosecutor, and the Auditor who must scrutinize all write in ballots to ascertain the intent of the voter, so far from a joke, it actually slows down the process of counting ballots to file junk write-ins.
 

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That's a state's issue? Not that it matters, this is just a joke, but that is really up to the state?

Yes states have the right to decide how thier state votes for presidental electors as per McPherson v. Blacker (1892)
 

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Yes, states are responsible for administering elections in this country, pursuant to the law and guidelines.

in most cases "write in" votes (at least here in Washington) require a candidate have declared themselves a candidate, and usually that applies to people who file for office after the ballot deadline.
If the county has already printed 10,000 ballots it is not practical to recall, destroy, and re issue them. in some cases too write in candidates can avoid filing fees.

also in Washington, each county is required to have a canvassing board, which in my county is the commissioner, the prosecutor, and the Auditor who must scrutinize all write in ballots to ascertain the intent of the voter, so far from a joke, it actually slows down the process of counting ballots to file junk write-ins.

Wow. Every now and then I forget that the United states are literally united states, not a homogeneous nation the way I understand it.
 

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Wow. Every now and then I forget that the United states are literally united states, not a homogeneous nation the way I understand it.

Their so called democracy is an outright fraud
 
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