Colorado Presidential Ballot, with 16 Candidates, is Most Crowded Ever for President in a General Election

The November 2008 Colorado ballot will list 16 presidential candidates. This is the most crowded ballot in U.S. history for president at a general election. The previous record was 14, set in 1992 in three states (Iowa, Tennessee, and Wisconsin).

This year, it appeared that 18 candidates would be on in Colorado. However, two candidates who filed by the June 17 deadline did not complete the filing. The law does not require the candidates for presidential elector to be submitted on June 17. Elvena Lloyd-Duffie of Chicago, and William R. Koenig of Alexandria, Virginia, did not submit candidates for presidential elector. Koenig decided not to submit any candidates for elector because he decided that he supports John McCain for president. His original ballot label had been “unaffiliated”. It is not known why Elvena Lloyd-Duffie did not complete her filing. Since she had chosen the ballot label “Republican”, even if she had completed her filing, the Secretary of State would have required a different label.

The sixteen candidates who are on are the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Socialist, Socialism and Liberation, Socialist Workers, Prohibition, America’s Independent, Boston Tea, Objectivist, Pacifist, and Heartquake Parties. Two independent candidates on are Ralph Nader and Frank McEnulty; their label is “unaffiliated.”


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  1. AT LEST COLORADO VOTERS HAVE A REAL CHOICE,THAT IS WHAT THE SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT.

  2. I’m going to say that Keyes could have went with something generic like “The Values Party” over the ultrageneric “America’s Independent Party”.

    Granted, the entire Keyes AIP experience is more of a futile egostroking attempt for Alan Keyes than attempt to build a social conservative centered third party. At least the Buchanans and Pauls have reason to want to do more with a third party.. Keyes is basically a Republican in everything except party affiliation.

  3. Does anyone know which party Alan Keyes is registered in? I think he lives in Maryland, which has registration by party. Most Maryland county elections officials won’t give out that information over the phone, but they will reveal it to someone who physically comes into the county election board office.

  4. Colorado is also the first state in history to vote on whether or not to constitutionally recognize the personhood of preborn children beginning at fertilization.

  5. Not sure what mentioning a constitutional amendment that would enable a fertilized egg to be referred to as a person has to do with this thread.

  6. INTERESTING NOTE ON TENNESSEE IN 2002 BESIDES GOP DEMO THEIR WERE 15 IND. CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT FOR GOVERNOR. POLL WORKERS RAISED HELL THAT TALLYING THE VOTES FOR ALL CANDIDATES WAS TIME CONSUMING.THE STATE RESPOUNDED BY NIT PICKING CANDIDATE PETITIONS.

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