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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

John Edwards to Be Excluded from Ballot in NC

According to the News-Observer, State Dem Party chairman Jerry Meek did not list John Edwards as a presidential candidate. I don't know how accurate the quote is, but this is what Rob Christensen reported:

"Meek said he based his decision on the law, which says the ballot should include "all candidates whose candidacy is generally advocated and recognized in the news media throughout the United States or in North Carolina."

So Edwards, who has been on many local stations, and only suspended his campaign, is being kicked off the ballot?

Does anyone believe that essentially Mike Gravel is generally advocated and recognized throughout the news media or in NC more than John Edwards? Meh.

I don't live in North Carolina, but to me, this smells of petty politics.

Seems to me Tarheel Dems, and yes, I'm talking not only to the regulars on this blog, but also to Larry Kissell, Rep. Brad Miller, Rep. Heath Schuler, Rep. Mel Watts, and new candidates such as Harry Taylor need to urge Chairman Meek to put Edwards back on the ballot. Tarheels deserve the opportunity to vote for its native son.

Meeks' contact info:

Jerry Meek
919-821-2777 Ext. 106

cross-posted from BlueNC

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