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Fri Dec 25, 2015, 02:33 AM

Democrats Force U.S. House Candidate to Change Name on Ballot

South Texas voters will no longer be able to choose a Ruben Hinojosa to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa.

A 33-year-old law student who wanted to go by Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa on the Democratic primary ballot in March will instead go by a different name: Ruben Ramirez.

That's because state Democratic party officials are forcing him to change it.

Party officials say their decision this week to lop off “Hinojosa” — the surname of the candidate’s mother — from the ballot listing could prevent confusion for voters in Congressional District 15. And they say Ramirez failed to prove he goes by the name Hinojosa.

Read more: http://www.texastribune.org/2015/12/24/democrats-drop-hinojosa-house-candidates-ballot-li/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 03:02 AM

1. This is a common thing to use both parental names.

Some people split the diff and have two names and two games. Very common in mixed families.

So Eduard Pablo Smith Rodriguez can go by Eddie Smith in some venues, and Pablo Rodriguez in others.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 10:29 AM

2. The legal name is assigned with the SS number, education or school records, licenses and

other legal documents.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 10:31 AM

3. Yes, in America. The BIRTH certificate, really, is the start point.

It depends on what the parents identify as the child's last name from the get-go.

A kid coming from another country, though, has a different system by which to derive their name.

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