Skip to comments.BREAKING: Ohio Makes Announcement That Should Put Trump 3rd Party Fears to Rest Permanently
Posted on 08/08/2015 9:43:36 PM PDT by z taxman
According to sore loser laws in the state of Ohio, any candidate who has chosen their party essentially cant, at the last minute, run on a third-party ticket in the state.
With Ohio being a crucial swing state, thats a massive hurdle for team Trump to overcome, should they wish to run a third-party candidacy in the future.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and his spokesman, Joshua Eck, have already decided that due to the fact Trump voluntarily participated in the Republican primary debate in the state of Ohio, hes already declared himself a Republican in the eyes of Ohio law and chosen a party for this election cycle.
Legal experts said that mounting a third-party run is a daunting, close-to-impossible, expensive challenge, according to USA Today.
Trump, should he proceed with his third-party option, would likely have to challenge laws like Ohios sore loser law in court, mount massive grassroots campaigns in all 50 states to get on the ballot and spend even more of his own money in a process that political experts believe would hand the election to Democrats on a silver platter.
But then again, this is Donald Trump a candidate who has single-handedly changed the campaign in a matter of a few months.
His fierce anti-establishment platform has garnered unprecedented support from what his campaign calls a silent majority, so its really not a surprise that hes insistent on using his third-party threat as leverage thats what deal-makers do.
What are your thoughts? Sound off on Facebook and Twitter if you think Trump would be foolish to run on a third-party ticket or if you think he should continue to use it for leverage against the establishment.
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That has definitely been a fear of mine.
He still could if his purpose was not to win but to get back at the republican establishment - and that’s what the repubs are afraid of, not that he would win.
If he wins the Republican nomination is the GOPe going to run a third party candidate?
That’s why someone like Don Trump has a battalion of lawyers.
With 17 candidates in the field, Donald Trump could be the kingmaker if nobody gets a majority of delegates going into the convention. He alone could decide who gets the nomination even if it isn’t him.
If its Bush, whatever. Any other candidate is better than Hilldog though.
The Republicans in my state (Ohio) have toyed with a law tht would not allow 3rd party candidates on the ballot, but, have never sent it to Kasich. More GOPe tactics at work.
D.U. is really busy these days!
Texas has that law too
it is indeed reaking. welcome, president hillary clinton.
I don’t think Trump ever had any intention of doing the third party thing ... it was just something to scare the moderates in the party with so they would back off of criticizing him.
I also don’t think he will end up as the nominee but it’s been a fun ride.
My first thought - unconstitutional.
So if a candidate runs on one ticket, then gets asked to run as representative of another party, this law would prevent that?
I can’t count the number of ways that this shreds the constitution.
That is a bunch of BS.
The GOPe is maybe even more corrupt than the democrats. I have realized that these thugs are capable of doing most anything after what they did to Chris McDaniel in Mississippi.
We might be better off if we didn’t have a democrat or republican win.
Good news, but it won’t stop a Trump 3rd Party run.
If Trump runs 3rd party, he knows he has zero chance of winning. He would be running to guarantee victory for his dear friend, wedding guest, and fellow elitist New York Liberal, Hillary Clinton. At least he won’t be able to help her in Ohio.
The fix is in in Ohio. A RepublicRAT regardless of who wins.
IF he wins the nomination, the GOPe will have no other choice but to support the RAT nominee in order to perserve their precious elitle status quo in DC. It will result in the total destruction of the party which may not be such a bad thing considering it’s present direction.
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