Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.
H. Brooke Paige, a Vermont Republican, filed for Six separate Statewide Offices in the August 14th Republican Primary, to be the Republican Nominee for: U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor.
He says he entered the Primaries to keep Democratic Candidates from winning and becoming the Republican Nominations via Write-Ins. He is free to withdraw from any of his Races, and let the Republican Party choose Replacements.
Paige won Six GOP Nomination slots in Vermont.
He’s is going to be a Republican Candidate:
- For the Senate Race to run against Bernie Sanders
- For the Congressional District
- For the Secretary of State
- For the Attorney General
- For the Treasurer
- For the Auditor
Vermont Public Radio explains: “As you may be aware, for a number of years the Democrats have been crossing over in the primary and taking advantage of the fact that the Republican Party did not have candidates for all the slots in the primary,” Paige explained Friday on Vermont Edition.
“About 800 to 900 and sometimes a few more Democrats would religiously grab Republican ballots and write in the published candidates from their Democratic primary ballot. Obviously, with no other candidates running, there was no concerted effort on the part of the Republicans to fill the slots in the primary.”
If there’s a Vacancy after the Primary Election on the General Election Ballot, the Republican Party in Vermont is then allowed to Nominate someone to Run in the Vacant Office in the General Election.
Nominations of Party Candidates:
(1) By the State Committee in the case of President and Vice President of the United States or State or Congressional officers
Notice of Meetings: The Chairman of the Appropriate Committee, or if the Chairman has not called a Meeting then any Three Members of the Committee, may set a Date, Time, and Place for a Committee Meeting for the Nomination of Candidates pursuant to this Subchapter and shall give not less than Five Days' Notice in Writing to All Members of the Committee. The Notice shall Specifically State the Offices for which Nominations may be made.
Procedure upon Meeting: At the Time and Place set for the Meeting, the Committee shall proceed to Nominate such Candidates as it may desire pursuant to this Subchapter. Nomination shall require a Majority of those Present and Voting, and if No Candidate shall have received a Majority after Two Ballots, the Candidate with the Lowest Number of Votes in the Second and in each succeeding Ballot shall be Eliminated until a Candidate receives a Majority.
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