Carol Schwartz, a longtime fixture on the Washington city council and in D.C. politics in general, has decided to run as a write-in candidate ...
Carol Schwartz, a longtime fixture on the Washington city council and in D.C. politics in general, has decided to run as a write-in candidate after losing in a primary last week.
D.C. voters in 2002 re-elected Mayor Anthony Williams as a write-in candidate. He'd been bumped from the primary ballot because his signature collectors had forged tons of the names on his qualifying petitions. (Tony Blair, Kofi Annan and Robin Hood, it turned out, were not really District residents.)
But there's some irony in Schwartz's move, since her opponent, Patrick Mara, had to wait extra hours last week after a computer snafu led to a mistaken belief thousands of write-in votes had been cast.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Many Rural Hospitals Don't Have to Meet ACA Quality Standards1 hour ago
To Address Today's Immigrants, People in Many States Look to 1980s Sanctuary Strategy46 minutes ago
U.S. Supreme Court Shortens Early Voting in Ohio26 minutes ago
There Are 14 California Towns About to Run out of Water26 minutes ago
California Has Already Burned through Its Wildfire Budget3 minutes ago
Should Doctors Be Drug Tested?2 hours ago