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  •  thanks, and here's some more good info: (2+ / 0-)
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    Technically, the latest Akin could secure the order is Sept. 25. But realistically, he would have to get the ball rolling a lot sooner, probably by mid-September at the latest. That’s because Missouri requires candidates who withdraw to pay the tab for reprinting ballots that already have hit the presses. So the longer he waits, the higher those costs would be.....

    ....Several Missouri county officials said they planned to hold off printing ballots as long as possible — until at least mid-month — to see what Akin does.
    Another key deadline is Sept. 21. Election officials must send military ballots by Sept. 22, and if Akin hasn’t dropped by that point, his name will remain on those ballots no matter what.....

    the decision on whom to run in Akin’s stead would be up to the 68 members of the Missouri State Republican Committee. There are two committee members for each of the 34 state Senate districts — a man and a woman for each area. Any candidate wishing to run would come before the 68 deciders and make their case.

    Sounds like he's got about 3 weeks to decide and I bet he waits for more polling.

    Confusing stuff in italics at the end of my comment.

    by tremayne on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 09:07:57 AM PDT

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