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November 15, 2012

OU Congress wants write-in option

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NORMAN —

Though libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s role in the election was peripheral at best, votes for his presidency reached an estimated 1.2 million, surpassing all previous third-party candidate votes and suggesting the small but resilient movement of third-party affiliation is growing.

“Realistically speaking, third parties won’t win in the next eight years, but they can gain publicity and influence on the national stage, and Oklahoma could contribute to this with the addition of a write-in option,” Smith said.

For more information on the resolution, email Kristin Pascoe at kristinpascoe@ou.edu or Devin Smith at Devin.V.Smith-1@ou.edu.

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