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TribBlog: Don't Rock the Vote!

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Jeff Daiell is urging voters to avoid the primary ballot box and stay true to Libertarian beliefs.

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Maybe there was a communication breakdown.

Evidently the hundreds of thousands of Texans who have already cast ballots in the March Primary weren’t aware of an obscure law in the Texas Election code. The law prohibits voters in the Democratic or Republican Primary from being delegates at the Libertarian Party convention.

But it's not to late for everyone. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Jeff Daiell is urging voters to avoid the primary ballot box and stay true to Libertarian beliefs.

“Under Texas law, voting in the primaries disqualifies a voter from being a delegate in the convention process of the Libertarian Party (or the Green, Constitution, or Reform parties),” he said.

"While there are some candidates in this year's primaries who defend Constitutional limits on government, such as Democrat John Wieder and Republicans Debra Medina and Ron Paul, most primary races are limited to advocates of more government. The best way to promote the values of limited government, federalism, free markets, and civil liberties is to participate in the Libertarian convention process."

This is Daiell’s second go-around; in 2002 he garnered about 1.5 percent of the vote in his bid to unseat Gov. Rick Perry.

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