Saturday, November 1, 2008

Get the Vote Out: Don't Let Hillary Down

Barack Obama' still campaigning. He is afraid he will not win. This is partly due to how he absolutely dissed Hillary Clinton's campaign by choosing, as Paris Hilton might say, "An old white-haired dude." Joe Biden is the least interesting Democrat since John Edwards.

Vote for Hillary Clinton -- write her in.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's Clear: Hillary Clinton's Voice Should Be Heard

Barack Obama was afraid to choose a powerful woman as his running mate. He let John McCain choose a lesser known woman, and quickly, it became obvious America wants a woman in the White House.

Who did Obama pick? Just another long-term senator, a Democratic version of John McCain, Joe Biden. McCain, however, knows the pulse of this country, and wisely chosen Sarah Palin. Whatever you think she is, she has ignited the Republicans.

Show Barack Obama he chose wrong. Vote for Hillary Clinton. Write-in her name on the ballot.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Resources and Ideas for Write-in Hillary Clinton

Presidential Write-In Candidate Qualification Procedures (California)

Presidential Write-In Candidate
Qualification Procedures

November 4, 2008
General Election

see cleaner, official version

A. Be a natural-born citizen of the United States,
B. Be at least 35 years of age, and
C. Be a resident of the United States at least 14 years.
U.S. Const., art. II §(5)

A. Declarations of Write-In Candidacy - Presidential Elector
1. Voters in the November General Election are technically voting for the 55
presidential elector candidates, not directly for the candidates for President and
Vice-President. Therefore, in order to be a write-in candidate, a person must have
55 write-in presidential elector candidates file papers pledging themselves to the
presidential candidate.
2. The 55 write-in elector candidates for presidential elector who have pledged
themselves to vote for a candidate for President and a candidate for Vice-
President must file declarations of write-in candidacy, which must be received by
the Secretary of State on or before October 21, 2008 (E-14).
§§ 8650, 8651, 8652, 8653
There are two variations of the declaration form:
a. Declaration of Write-In Candidacy-Presidential Elector (Multiple Signature
Form -- this form includes spaces for more than one presidential elector write-
in candidate to sign). See attached sample.
All code section references are to the California Elections Code unless stated otherwise.

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b. Declaration of Write-In Candidacy-Presidential Elector (Single Signature
Form -- this form allows each of the 55 presidential elector write-in candidates
to sign and submit separate forms). See attached sample.
In addition to the elector candidate’s name, these forms must also include the
elector candidate’s residence address, the date of the general election, a statement
stating that he or she is a write-in candidate for the office of presidential elector, an oath of office which must be signed in front of an officer authorized to
administer oaths, such as a county elections official or a notary public, and the
names of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates to whom the elector
candidate is pledged.
§ 8651

The declaration of write-in candidacy must be filed with the Secretary of State in
person or by mail. Please send your documents to:

Office of the California Secretary of State
Elections Division
ATTN: Candidates & Elections
1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Please indicate on the envelope “Declaration of Write-In Candidacy.” The Declaration of Write-In Candidacy must be received by the Secretary of State no later than October 21, 2008 (E-14).
§ 8652
3. No filing fee is required to file as a write-in candidate for presidential elector.

For federal offices, the write-in candidate should contact:
Federal Election Commission
999 E. Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20463
or call toll-free 1-800-424-9530 for a copy of the Federal Election Campaign Act, as
amended, related regulations giving the filing requirements for reporting campaign
contributions, and the required forms.

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I hereby declare myself a write-in candidate for the office of Presidential Elector to be voted for at the General
Election to be held November 4, 2008, and declare the following to be true:
My name is: __________________________
My residence address is:
Zip Code
As a write-in candidate for Presidential Elector, I am pledged to ______________________________________________
for President of the United States and ______________________________________________ for Vice-President of the
United States.

I, _________________________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I
take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.
Signature of Presidential Elector Write-In Candidate
State of California
County of _______________________________________________
Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____________ day of ___________________________, 20_____.
Notary Public (or election official)

WARNING: Every person acting on behalf of a candidate is guilty of a misdemeanor who deliberately fails to file at the proper time and in the proper place any declaration of candidacy in his/her possession which is entitled to be filed under the provisions of the Elections Code.
§ 18202

(Elections Code § 8650, et seq.)
(Single Signature Form)

What Is a Write-in Candidate?

A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the person's name. Some states and local jurisdictions allow a voter to affix a sticker with a write-in candidate's name on it to the ballot in lieu of actually writing in the candidate's name. Write-in candidates rarely win, and votes are often cast for ineligible people or fictional characters. Many jurisdictions require write-in candidates to be registered as candidates before the election.[citation needed] This is usually mandatory in elections with large pools of potential office-holders, as there may be multiple people with the name that is written in.

Write-in candidates are a holdover from the time when ballot papers were blank, and had no names printed on them at all. Gradually, the ballots were arranged to have all the names of the candidates printed on them, with a "write-in" provision for latecomers.

Many states and municipalities allow for write-in votes in a partisan primary where no candidate is listed on the ballot to have the same functional effect as nominating petitions: for example, if there are no Reform Party members on the ballot for state general assembly and a candidate receives more than 200 write-in votes when the primary election is held (or the other number of signatures that were required for ballot access), the candidate will be placed on the ballot on that ballot line for the general election. In most places, this provision is in place for non-partisan elections as well.