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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 02:55 PM
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10. I hope it is illegal but there is a good chance Wisconsin does not have
any law covering this.

Are candidates required to file nomination papers with at least 200 signatures of support? Or is that out the door with a special election?

I didn't find anything requiring a candidate must be belong to a specific party to run in that primary. There should be. Something along the order that there must be approval from the county chair for that political party when that candidate has a history of belonging to a different party. I don't believe Wisconsin has closed primaries as we do in Indiana. Here in Indiana a voter must declare which primary they will cast their ballots. Democratic or Republican. And there is a voting history that also shows which primary they voted.

We have an incident of a candidate running in the Democratic primary and winning a spot on the General Election ballot for an at-large seat. He didn't campaign and neither did the candidate that came in 4th. The candidate is a wacko and has some serious issues. Before the primary the candidate supposedly went up to Green Bay for vacation and while there he voted in a Wisconsin election in April. We are having difficulty removing him from the ballot.

It never should had gotten to this point. The 4th place candidate should had campaign. The local party should had made sure that everyone knew about this guy.

It would had helped if nomination papers require the candidate to gather maybe about 100 signatures to be placed on the ballot.
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