Friday, December 11, 2015

Sore Looser Law - New Republican Party Tactic

      As sure as the sun rises in the east, the Republican Party is headed for disaster in the 2016 Presidential Election.  Any attempt to treat Trump unfairly (as Trump interprets the action), regardless of his general incompetence, will have him bolting and running as an Independent.  Most likely, he'll drag enough Republicans to almost guarantee Clinton a win.  So do the Republican have any options?  Its called the Sore Loser Law.

      Sore Loser laws block someone who runs and loses in a party primary from running in the general election as the candidate of another party, and/or as an independent.  According to an article by Emory law professor Michael Kang, 47 states have some form of a sore loser law on the books, but most of them don't actually apply to presidential elections.  However, Ohio and Michigan have laws that do apply and according to Ohio Secretary of State — Jon Husted — Trump has already disqualified himself from running as a third-party or independent candidate there. Nevertheless, an attempt to apply this would end in court. 

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