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Chelan County Sheriff's Deputy Jennifer Tyler launched a last minute effort to oust current Sheriff Brian Burnett by staging a write-in campaign in the primary election.
There's a last-ditch effort these parties can utilize, however: filing a declaration of write-in candidacy.
Some Republicans, including Alabama's other senator, Richard Shelby, opted to use write-in votes rather than support Moore.
The voting took on more of a game quality as the write-in votes were tallied.
It said Gingrich, who lives in Virginia, would pursue an aggressive write-in campaign in the state.
Perry has still not announced an official bid to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president, but had the backing of 14 percent of attendees as a write-in candidate.
The question, which at first blush sounds awfully narrow and wonkish, is this: Can a state allow write-in votes, but discourage them by making them difficult to cast?
One of the more interesting results of a Senate race will be in Alaska, where incumbent Lisa Murkowski (R) lost her primary campaign to Tea Party Republican Joe Miller and then chose to run as a write-in candidate.
According to election results, four out of six attorneys running in Senate races were successful, although one of those was running against a write-in candidate who received no votes.
Not included in this total are semi-disenfranchised write-in Nader votersAa in Texas (3,053), Georgia (1,091), Indiana (300), andAa North Carolina, where13,942 total write-ins were not divided by candidate, except by chance forAa 22 Nader voters in Rowan County, broken out in a local news report .American democracy's ultimate, electoral black hole, Oklahoma, does not allow write-ins.AaAaAaAaAaAa
Independent write-in candidate Shu Kexin, a businessman who made a name for himself by holding town hall meetings to reach 500 to 1,000 voters at a time, said most of Beijing's 2,336 precincts were not set up for secret balloting despite a law saying voters have a right to privacy.
Wilson then entered the race as a write-in candidate.