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Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr has filed suit that would keep voters from seeing the names Barack Obama and John McCain on their voting machines, saying they failed to follow the Texas law to get their names placed on the ballot. The Libertarians are claiming that both the Texas Democratic and Republican parties missed the deadline to certify their presidential nominees and report them to the Texas Secretary of State.

Texas law says that has to happen 70 days prior to the general election. The problem? Neither party held its convention in time to meet that Aug. 26 deadline. Obama and Joe Biden were nominated by roll call vote on Aug. 27, and McCain and Sarah Palin until Sept. 3.

The Secretary of State’s office says there’s no problem and the paperwork’s all fine, thank you. Barr, a former congressman from Georgia, says not so fast. You can’t certify that someone is the nominee before there’s been a vote, he says. Palin wasn’t even named the VP selection until Aug. 29. The law does not provide exceptions for late conventions.

So, while Barr faces a high bar at the legal bar, just think if — in particular — McCain couldn’t get on the ballot. He’s absolutely banking on those 34 electoral votes from Texas. Then it would be “Katie, Barr the door.”


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Do think this could happen, or will they conveniently bend the rules?
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Most likely bend the rules but if not I think it'd make the election a hell of a lot more interesting.
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that'd be madness. i can't wait
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It's American politics.

Bending the rules IS a rule, as ironic as that sounds.
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I wish because Texas is full of redneck racist republicans :-D
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well even so the people could always just write in a name for them anyway. You don't technically have to be on the ticket to get votes.
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It's American politics.

Bending the rules IS a rule, as ironic as that sounds.


Well, we are an ironic kind of people. We're pretty stupid too

And you can write in votes, I'm either voting for Captain America, Mickey Mouse, or Myself.
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Well, we are an ironic kind of people. We're pretty stupid too

And you can write in votes, I'm either voting for Captain America, Mickey Mouse, or Myself.


i was planing on voting for myself.... but maybe we could rick roll the presidential election. NM 90% of the people here can't vote anyway.
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in The United States you don't have a law, the law has a you!. seriously though... only in America. who the hell would want to come up with this? just so the elections might be canceled or something?
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This just got interesting...
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i was planing on voting for myself.... but maybe we could rick roll the presidential election. NM 90% of the people here can't vote anyway.


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Are Texas people too stupid to write the name on the ballot themselves or something?
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Are Texas people too stupid to write the name on the ballot themselves or something?


They're too busy carrying loaded guns while going to the supermarket.
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Are Texas people too stupid to write the name on the ballot themselves or something?

most likely, you remember what happened in Florida right?
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