Santorum Not on the Indiana Ballot

When looking at the primaries schedule, I came across this: Santorum is not on the Indiana ballot. This decision, made by the Indiana’s Election Commission months ago, came about when Rick Santorum failed to receive the required amount of signatures. Each candidate, in order to get on the primary ballot, needs to get at least 500 signatures from each of the nine congressional districts. Even though Santorum technically received the required amount of signatures in each congressional district, the seventh congressional district only honored 492 signatures. This disqualified Santorum from being put on the ballot across all Indiana congressional districts.

Although, recent reports suggest that this decision is being considered for repeal. With Santorum winning the past three primaries (Missouri, Colorado, Minnesota) and Iowa, this primary can cost him his bid. Santorum is also in the lead over Michigan in the national polls.  Even though Indiana is not the most important state, it is a “winners-take-all” state which means it can impact the amount of delegates the winner of this primary will get. For Santorum, winning Indiana will help him achieve the majority of the delegates out of 2,286 needed to receive and becoming the Republican nomination. Indiana has 46 delegates.

A hearing will be held with the Indiana Election Commission, within the next few weeks, that will look over this decision to leave out Santorum’s name on the ballot. The Santorum campaign projects that they will most likely appear on the ballot, Yet, this case might end up going through to the Supreme Court.

Other ballot news include that Santorum and Gingrich will not appear on Virginia’s ballot. Virginia has 49 delegates.

Below is a link to a schedule of the upcoming primaries and caucuses with information on results, whose on the  ballots, and any other facts that voters need to know.

http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-republican-primary-schedule/

 

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