In the past week, two judges have ruled against the Green and Democratic parties' requests to have several Green Party candidates removed from the November ballot.
The two parties feel the candidates are "sham" candidates getting used by Republicans to lure liberal voters away from voting for Democrats.
Some of those candidates reportedly are homeless people, who were recruited by ex-candidate Steve May and Representative Jim Weiers, and some switched party affiliation to the Green Party just days before the deadline to file as write-in candidates.
Apparently the candidates' switcheroo doesn't go against Arizona's election law. Rather, Republicans are simply taking advantage of a loophole in Arizona election law that allows
candidates to become Green Party nominees with a single write-in vote --
but it still seems a bit on the sleazy side.
We want to know what you think, though: should the "sham" candidates remain on the ballot?
Vote -- and see the reults of yesterday's poll -- below.
Yesterday's poll question -- Which's (ahem) cooler: Dungeons and Dragons or going to a "computer role-playing conference?"
- 59.26 percent say Dungeons and Dragons.
- 0 percent say going to a computer role-playing conference.
- 40.74 percent say neither demonstrates even a shred of coolness.
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