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Re: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 11:26:58AM -0700, Bret Fausett wrote:
> Kent Crispin wrote:
> >> Luckily, the instant-runoff voting system will allow any votes that people
> >> may have cast for me to be redistributed to other candidates.
> > 
> > The question of what to do when a candidate withdraws in the midst of
> > an election is a matter of policy, not mechanism.
> In most jurisdictions in the United States, as an example, the practice is
> to inform the voters of the withdrawal but allow the election to proceed as
> planned under the current ballot. (Of course, this practice has led to at
> least one dead man being elected to a high office. :-)

Well, none of the candidates are dead, that I know of.  But we have no
established practice here, and it seems pretty clear that the NC will 
have to make a determination.  Well, I suppose the GA could vote on 
what to do...

Kent Crispin                               "Be good, and you will be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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