Friday, October 12, 2012

Point Austin: What's Not on the Ballot

 12 October 2012

By Michael King
The Austin Chronicle (TX)

"Consider presidential write-ins. In addition to the third-party choices expressly available this year – the Liber­tar­ians, represented by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (cut taxes, free the market), and the Greens, represented by Jill Stein (clean environment, clean government) – there are no fewer than seven write-in president/vice president slates that have been "certified" by the Secretary of State. (No, you can't just punch in "Mickey Mouse.")

On the left, there's Justice Party candidate and former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Ander­son ("Econom­ic, envi­ron­ment­al, and social justice for all") and Stewart Alexander of the Socialist Party USA...."

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