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Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:40 AM

How much vetting (or "vetting") do Dem candidates for office go through?

Besides what I would imagine would be a criminal background check, can anyone just say "I'm going to run for district XXXXXXXX etc and I have 10,000 supporters". Just curious to know how the whole process works from A to Z.



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Reply How much vetting (or "vetting") do Dem candidates for office go through? (Original post)
awesomerwb1 Sep 23 OP
bottomofthehill Sep 23 #1
StarfishSaver Sep 23 #2
LeftInTX Sep 23 #5
awesomerwb1 Sep 23 #3
bottomofthehill Sep 23 #4
awesomerwb1 Sep 23 #6

Response to awesomerwb1 (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:43 AM

1. There is no vetting to run for office.

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As long as you meet the requirement you can run. Think of Bernie, nice long non Democrat drops in for the occasional presidential primary and pops back out.

Donald Trump could run as a Democrat tomorrow if he chose.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:53 AM

2. There's no vetting for running for office, but parties can limit who can run on their ballot

 

Trump could only run as a Democrat if he met certain additional requirements, unrelated to qualifications, for getting on the Democratic ballot.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 01:11 PM

5. All they have to do in Texas is sign an oath of affliation

The party cannot do anything else, except check for statutory requirements.

A few fraudsters have even made it on to the ballot.

With a bit of detective work, one candidate found out that one of her opponents used a vacant lot for her address. She had to sue to get her off the ballot.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 12:18 PM

3. So.....

if anyone can run, there isn't anything we can do to prevent DINOs from running then.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 01:01 PM

4. There are primaries, they have to win the primary

The problem is in a state like West Virginia, it would be difficult to see a progressive winning in the general election even if they won the primary.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 01:19 PM

6. True

The same probably goes for AZ?

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