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Political pranksters fill AZ presidential ballot
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker Dec 20, 2007 11:59am|
|Media||Newspaper - East Valley Tribune|
|News Date||Thursday, December 20, 2007 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Arizona’s presidential preference election will feature a selection of 48 candidates — two dozen apiece on the Democratic and Republican ballots. And no, you haven’t heard of most of them. |
Most of the presidential candidates are political pranksters who became bona fide candidates simply by completing a twopage form that didn’t even inquire whether the candidates are registered voters. One lives in Italy.
On Tuesday, better-known and lesser-known candidates alike were assigned spots on the politically appropriate ballot, the order of appearance based not alphabetically but by numbers drawn randomly by state officials.