August 29, 2006

"Perry calls special election for DeLay's unexpired term"

AP offers this report. Thanks to Dan Smith for the pointer. It is not clear to me that this helps the Republican write in candidate, Shelley Sekula-Gibbs. It does put her name in front of voters for the special election (perhaps making it easier for voters who want to cast a write-in vote for her in the general election to do so). But given all the confusion with the write-in campaign, I wonder how many voters will see her name, think that this is a "special" election, and think they need not cast a write-in vote for her as well. Lots of confusion to be expected here.

Posted by Rick Hasen at August 29, 2006 01:58 PM