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OfflineEllis Dee
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Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama
    #1487055 - 04/23/03 07:38 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama
Republicans May Miss Deadline For 2004 Election

POSTED: 8:26 a.m. CDT April 23, 2003
UPDATED: 10:51 a.m. CDT April 23, 2003

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Unless Alabama's election law is changed, there could be one notable candidate missing from the state's 2004 presidential election ballot -- President Bush.

The problem is that the Republican National Convention is being held later than usual to avoid conflict with the Olympics, and the GOP won't choose a candidate until Sept. 2 -- two days after Alabama's Aug. 31 deadline to certify presidential contenders.

Republicans are asking the Democrat-controlled legislature to change the law and extend the deadline until Sept. 5. That bill is on the work agenda in the House for Thursday, but some Republicans say they are concerned the bill has been placed behind several contentious issues and may not come up for consideration.


"I don't think the people know that if this doesn't pass, they won't get to vote for President Bush," said Rep. Mike Hubbard, a Republican.

He said if the bill doesn't pass, Bush could be forced to run as a write-in in Alabama.

Bush received 56.4 percent of the vote in Alabama in 2000 to 41.6 percent for former Vice President Al Gore, a Democrat. Republicans have carried Alabama in the last six presidential elections.

Source: http://www.nbc5.com/news/2152634/detail.html

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Now my comments:

It's fair. The GOP knows the election laws. If Bush and the GOP don't want to play by the rules they deserve to be disqualified from participating in the game. Let Bush run as a write in, there's no harm in that. :smile:


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Re: Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1487092 - 04/23/03 07:53 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

of course the law will get changed


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Re: Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1487238 - 04/23/03 09:07 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Why so certain. Why would the dems vote to put a popular president on the ballot?


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Re: Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1487478 - 04/23/03 10:50 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

what is a write-in?

and if it is what i think it might be, why would anyone who wanted to vote for bush not be able to?

is it just a matter of writing in his name/your vote instead of checking a box?


Edited by foghorn (04/23/03 10:51 PM)


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Re: Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1487625 - 04/23/03 11:42 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Although this is obviously unfair, I?d like to be the first to say:

Haw haw!


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Re: Bush Candidacy In Peril In Alabama [Re: foghorn]
    #1487795 - 04/24/03 12:51 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

It's writing a candidates name in the designated area of the ballot. In the 2002 election I wrote in Mickey Mouse for governor.


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