Socialist Party USA 2008 Presidential Candidate Brian Moore Endorses Roseanne Barr

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics reports that 2008 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Brian Moore has endorsed Roseanne Barr for President over his own 2008 running mate, Stewart Alexander, who is the Socialist Party USA Presidential candidate this year.

Barr is the candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party, on the ballot in California, Colorado and Florida, for a total of 93 electoral votes. According to Wikipedia, Alexander is on the ballot in Colorado, Florida, New York and Ohio, for a total of 85 electoral votes.

Moore lives in Florida, where both Alexander and Barr are on the ballot.

UPDATE: I’ve received a tip from a reader that Alexander is not in fact on the ballot in NY, along with a sample ballot as proof. While New York does allow candidates with insufficient numbers of signatures to be on the ballot if they are not challenged, they can reject petitions which obviously lack enough raw signatures. Apparently, this happened to Alexander. Thus, both Alexander and Barr are on the ballot in Colorado and Florida, but Alexander is on the ballot in Ohio, while Barr, having beat him for the PFP nomination, is on the ballot in the most delegate-rich state of California. Moore, by contrast, was on the ballot in 8 states. Since this information was emailed rather than posted as a comment, I am assuming the source wants to remain anonymous.

8 thoughts on “Socialist Party USA 2008 Presidential Candidate Brian Moore Endorses Roseanne Barr

  1. paulie Post author

    Not sure how they are doing with write-in access. The wikipedia article lists Barr/Sheehan as having write-in access only in WV, and Alexander only in IN and TX. Does anyone know where they are each at with that now?

    The explicitly Socialist ticket with the most ballot access is actually the PSL:

    Peta Lindsay, anti-war activist from Pennsylvania; vice-presidential nominee: Yari Osorio[1][2]

    Candidate Ballot Access:[3][4][5][6][7] Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin – (147 Electoral)

    States with Stand-In Candidates – Colorado, Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin (Gloria LaRiva)

    If that information is accurate, PSL is actually slightly ahead of Rocky Anderson in ballot access in terms of electoral votes – 147 vs 145 – although I don’t know how many states they are registered write-ins in; Anderson has pretty good write-in access.

  2. paulie Post author

    Second question,

    What if any media are Barr/Sheehan booking? I have not heard of anything in terms of a media tour as was talked about a few weeks ago.

  3. Darcy G Richardson

    Paulie,

    With the addition of Wisconsin this past Wednesday, where Roseanne Barr and Rocky Anderson were certified as the only official write-in candidates, the Barr-Sheehan ticket now has write-in status in twenty-one (21) states.

  4. Darcy G Richardson

    Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    In addition to the 21 states listed above, we’re encouraging folks in every state that permits presidential write-ins to cast a write-in vote for Roseanne.

    In the meantime, anybody interested in a “Don’t Write Her Off, Write Her In!” bumpersticker can drop me a line at darcyrichardson@comcast.net.

  5. just Libertarian

    @3 – Does that mean that there is a P&F electoral slate in all 21 of those states?

  6. Larry West

    @6 The list includes Vermont, where its stated on the government website that you don’t have to file to be considered a write-in candidate and Wyoming, which doesn’t require you to file until three days AFTER the election. I believe that other states that don’t require filing include Alabama, Iowa, Oregon, and possibly Washington.
    Seeing how apparently easy it is to put someone on in Maine [somebody put Ron Paul on], I’m surprised she’s not an official write-in there.

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