When they bend the rules…bend back (electoral strategy)

Posted by Kimberly: Learned something from Ballot Access News. Thought of how it could benefit the Greens in Idaho…

Idaho Governor Signs Bill to Thwart One Particular Candidate

April 14th, 2008

On April 11, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed S.1514. It takes effect immediately. It says that if someone changes his name and then runs for office, the ballot will list both the candidate’s new name and the old name. The bill was introduced because Marvin Richardson had changed his name last year to “Pro-Life” and is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The primary is May 27. The ballot will now say, “Pro-Life, Formerly Known as Marvin Richardson.”

So, I say…

Maybe all the greens in Idaho could start changing their names and running for every office imaginable…school board, library board, Congress. It would be like electoral graffiti…

“Bush Sucks” for Congress

“Free America” for library board

“End Racism” for school board

“Think Green” for state senate


“I. Love McKinney” for Congress

Instead of just words as write-ins, we could get these powerful words as phrases on the ballot for all voters to see! Kinda wish I lived in Idaho

“Vote Peace”, Formerly Known as Kimberly Wilder

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