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Write In Candidates

Posted in Library of Congress by chamblee54 on October 25, 2016

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A Note on Write-In Candidates is a helpful feature on the innertubes today. Apparently, there is a list of seventeen people who can be written in for POTUS. None of these people are likely to win.

Here are the swinging seventeen: The all caps shouting is courtesy of the Secretary of State. CHERUNDA FOX, CLAIRE ELISABETH ELLIOTT, DARRELL CASTLE, DAVID C. BYRNE, EVAN MCMULLIN, JILL STEIN, LAURENCE KOTLIKOFF, LOREN COLLINS, MARC URBACH, MICHAEL L. SMITH, MIKE MATUREN, RICKY MUHAMMAD, ROBERT BUCHANAN, SANDRA WILSON, SCOTT CUBBLER, STEPHEN L ALLEN, THOMAS HOEFLING.

“You do not have to include anything other than the write-in candidate’s name. Their running mate’s name is also not required. Interestingly enough, you don’t have to accurately spell the name of your candidate for it to count. However, if you do not spell the name correctly, the decision on whether or not to accept your ballot lays at the feet of county election officials. “Evan McMuffin” may or may not be accepted. If you’re filling out an absentee ballot, make sure to write clearly and legibly in the write-in line provided! Handwritten write-ins may be the greatest area for discretion on behalf of the local election officials.”

Other candidates on the list include: DISTRICT ATTORNEY EASTERN, ZENA E. MCCLAIN, COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR, DILLARD, CORONER, FELISA ROBENALT, JUDGE OF THE PROBATE COURT, HARVEY, SHERIFF, MIKE SLEDGE, TAX COMMISSIONER, ANTIQUA WALKER. At the bottom of the list, is the write in candidate for OHOOPEE RIVER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRIST SUPERVISOR, MICHAEL HAYES.

SHERIFF, in Fannin County, has a candidate, DAVID PROFFITT, MCCAYSVILLE GA. He will not have to deal with the “Hicks Babies,” “… newborns who were illegally sold into black market adoptions by Dr. Thomas Jugarthy Hicks between 1950 and 1965, according to county birth records. … Hicks was considered a cornerstone in the mining community of McCaysville, Georgia, where he served as the town doctor. But he was known for performing abortions, which were illegal at the time. But for a select few, Hicks took special care, arranging for them to stay at a hotel down the street and convincing them to carry their babies to term. Hicks would tell the women he would find adoptive parents for their children. In other reported cases, he lied to the birth mothers, telling them their newborn baby had died. Hicks would then secretly sell the newborn for $800 to $1,000 each and included a forged birth certificate with the adoptive parents’ names on it. At least 49 of the babies were sold to parents in the Akron, Ohio area. Hicks surrendered his medical license in 1964 for performing an illegal abortion. He died in 1972 at age 83, having never been held accountable for these black market babies.” (Criminal Podcast has a story about the Hicks Babies.)

For many years, it was a tradition to write in Willie B, the gorilla at Zoo Atlanta. Willie B, who left the cage February 2, 2000, is the namesake of former Atlanta Mayor William Berry Hartsfield. The former mayor, who never met a camera he did not like, is the co-namesake of Hartsfield Latoya Jackson Intergalactic Spaceport and Nail Emporium.

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The pictures before the text: Co. – , 3d Connecticut Infantry, Camp Douglass, near Washington, D.C. The pictures below the text: Co. D, 1st Rhode Island Volunteers, Camp Sprague, 1861. HT to GeorgiaPol.com

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