Eric Garris just reported over at the LewRockwell.com blog that Ron Paul will be an official write-in candidate in California. This is in addition to Ron Paul being on the ballot in Montana and Louisiana.
The California Secretary of State will announce tomorrow that Ron Paul has been certified as an official write-in candidate for President.
This means that write-in votes for Ron Paul in California will be counted, although the numbers for write-in votes are rarely reported until weeks after the election.
I have spoken with several people over the past few hours aout how many votes Ron Paul will score nationwide. Depending on whether and where write-in votes are counted, estimates range from 30,000 votes up to 250,000. Ron Paul did accrue over 125,000 primary votes in California earlier this year in a much more crowded field, but he was also on the ballot then. Eric Garris goes on to say:
In order the qualify Ron Paul as a write-in for California, former Libertarian Party state chair Gail Lightfoot recruited 55 electors who had to file notarized forms with the Secretary of State.
On a personal note: I must confess that I contributed $200 to Bob Barr during the early days of his campaign. I am so disappointed with his campaign that I am serving as an elector for Ron Paul from California, and will be writing him in on my ballot.
If anyone can find out who all of the electors are, I will publish the list here. I suspect it is somewhat of an all-star list of libertarian/conservatives in California.