Kerry will win Alabama!

(Geotpf is right. According to the latest poll from Alabama, conducted by Capital Survey Research Center/Alabama Education Association, (Aug. 30-31, 2004, N=482 likely voters statewide, MoE ± 4.5), Kerry leads 34-1-1 over Nader and Moore, with 63% undecided.--Chris)

I think he can defeat Nader, Badnarik, Cobb, and Peroutka easily.  See, you have to have a nominee before August 31 to get on the Alabama ballot, according to: http://www.electoral-vote.com/ , and Bush wasn't nominated by that time.  So Bush is off the ballot, so Kerry wins!  Yeahhh!

(Of course I'm kidding-I'm sure, just like in Illinois, they will change the rules to let Bush get on the ballot.  Hell, the rules don't apply to Republicans, anyways, right?)

Update (Chris): Okay, apparently Alabama has changed the law to accommodate the extremely late GOP convention. It certainly would have been nice if the Bush campaign had been forced to spend resources in order to win Alabama as a write-in campaign, however.

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September 6th is the deadline
September 6th is the filing deadline; see Alabama Code §17-19-2:

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/17-19-2.htm

The interesting thing is that the deadline was the last day of August.  The deadline was changed to September 6th in the 2003 regular session of the Alabama legislature.  The bills to change the deadline (HB127 and SB322) were introduced in March 2003 by Rep. Mike Hubbard and Sen. J.T. Waggoner.  Both are Republicans.

This indicates to me that Karl Rove's plan to use September 11th as the backdrop for the RNC goes back at least to March 2003.

by kenfair 2004-09-02 11:38AM | 0 recs
Re: September 6th is the deadline
Ok, gotcha.  I was wondering where they got the Aug. 31 date from.
by Geotpf 2004-09-02 11:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Not quite true.
Good find.  I didn't have another source for this info (although I looked)-but I remembered what happened in Illinois.

Actually, according to that, it looks like any party that got 20% last time automatically gets on the ballot anyways, so my theory was wrong.

Does this make me a flip flopper for admitting I was wrong?

by Geotpf 2004-09-02 11:40AM | 0 recs

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