“The Corzine scandal proves the leftists running our country actually believe their own lies. They are blind, deaf, and really, really dumb.” Wayne Allyn Root [read more]
Sioux Falls Conservative Examiner writer Lori Stacey reports that 2008 Constitution Party Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin will run for Lieutenant Governor of Montana as a Republican:
The major announcement took place during the live broadcast of Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s sermon at Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. He treated his congregation and many others watching online to a major political announcement this afternoon.
Dr. Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Presidential Nominee of the Constitution Party has accepted an invitation by Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob Fanning to be his running mate for Lt. Governor of Montana.
In looking up Bob Fanning’s campaign website, I noticed that this is definitely official as Bob already has Chuck Baldwin listed as his Lt. Governor running mate.
Here’s an excerpt from an editorial post by Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:
“Sham candidates” are candidates who have no sincere interest in running for office, but who get on the ballot because one of the more powerful candidates in the same race, or one of the major parties, thinks that the sham candidate’s presence on the ballot will subtract from the total of votes that the other powerful candidate may receive. So, one of the powerful candidates, or parties, initiates the process by which the sham candidate gets on the ballot.
Virtually all attempts at running sham candidates in the general election have failed to achieve their intended purpose. The latest instance of a sham candidate was in the recent special Arizona State Senate election, prompted by a recall petition filed against State Senator Russell Pearce. Backers of Pearce arranged for a sham candidate with a Hispanic surname to appear on the ballot, in hopes that the vote against Pearce would thereby be split. But the sham candidate revealed herself to be a sham candidate by hiding from the media, doing no campaigning, and finally (when the pressure on her was intense) withdrawing from the race.
Read the entire post, including copious examples, [read more]
The Party for Socialism and Liberation, a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party, has selected its 2012 Presidential ticket. The PSL has nominated two candidates who are not Constitutionally eligible to serve: 27-year-old Peta Lindsay, a member of the PSL’s Central Committee, and 26-year-old Yari Osorio, a Colombian [read more]