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I'm planning to base the Swedish article on Williams on a translation of this article, but am not sure I have understood the article correctly. My understanding is that Williams ran in the Democratic primary but due to the irregularities he ran as a write-in candidate. At the same time, he somehow ended up as a write-in candidate for the Republican party primary. (How? Can people write whatever name they like? Did he stand as a proper candidate in the primary?) He won both primaries and then went on to the real election, where he was on the ballot as a (insert party here) candidate and where he won his reelection. Have I got it right? Can you help me fill in the blanks? OJH 16:21, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
The definition of a write-in is that one can write in whatever name they wish. There would be no point to the concept otherwise. XINOPH | TALK 18:37, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
The point being that he actively campaigned, requesting Democrats to write him in during their primary. Enough did that he won the Democrat party primary; but so many Republicans wrote his name in that he won their primary too, by accident, as it were! Whether he appeared on the ballot for both parties or was forced to pick one I don't remember; the law (on whether you can represent more than one party on a ballot) varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. (It is, famously, possible in New York City.) Doops | talk 20:32, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
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