Ron Paul makes ballot in MT, LA

Word is that Ron Paul has qualified for the ballot in Montana and Louisiana in the last few days.

Why do I mention Rep. Paul’s ballot status, and not those of Nader, McKinney, and Barr? Because Paul’s case exposes an odd quirk of the system; After all, Ron Paul is no longer even running for president and has urged voters to support other third-party candidates.

Reports say that the Constitution Party in Montana and the Taxpayers Party in Louisiana independently filed elector slates pledged to Paul. According to Ballot Access News, Ron Paul himself doesn’t object as long as he can “remain passive and silent” and doesn’t have to file a statement of candidacy.

Now, I don’t support onerous barriers to third-party access. But would it be unreasonable to require that each candidate listed on the ballot be a candidate?

Published in: on September 10, 2008 at 6:24 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] thought you meant President of the Glee Club I suggested in my last post that only actual candidates should appear on the ballot. I’m not sayin’ I told ya […]

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