PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL -- Are the 3,478 missing ballots inside of a landfill?
Were they inadvertently thrown out by elections officials who thought they were trash?
NewsChannel 5 has exclusively learned that is the leading theory on officials' minds.
it seems that Fl is already starting to screw up elections.
Are they ever going to get it right?
Florida will have a record 13 Presidential candidates on the ballot for this year. Yes, the state of the hanging chad, penalized convention delegations and Democrats who almost failed to put up an Electoral College slate this year for Obama, have now cluttered the ballot as never before. It is as if Florida is priming itself for another fiasco.
One more thing, just so it does not get to easy to vote, an empty slot is open for Gary Nettles and Brad Krones, certified as write-in candidates. Here is the ballot listing:
John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican
Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat
Gloria La Riva and Eugene Puryear, Party for Socialism and Liberation - Florida
Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, Constitution Party of Florida
Gene Amondson and Leroy Pletten, Prohibition Party
Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, Libertarian
Thomas Robert Stevens and Alden Link, Objectivist Party
James Harris and Alyson Kennedy, Florida Socialist Workers Party
Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party
Alan Keyes and Brian Rohrbough, America’s Independent Party
Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez , Ecology Party of Florida
Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander, Socialist Party of Florida
Charles Jay and John Wayne Smith, Boston Tea Party/Personal Choice Party
The previous record was 10 Presidential candidates in 2000. We know what happened that year. Now the ballot is even more complicated. Somehow, I bet we have not heard the last of this.