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To see an example, last years EP-election eleven parties were counted on election night. If you follow this link Röster - Val 2009 and scroll down to:
Röster på partier som ej beställt valsedlar

You find the list of all "parties" that received at least one vote. Libertas with 97 votes is among the bigger. Note that Libertas Sverige also gets 32 votes and LIBERTAS another 13. Liberitas is further down with 4 votes. If they had at least managed to register a party name they would have gotten a whopping 146 votes, since if there is a registered party with a similar name, the counters interpret the handwritten vote. Toknazism hela dagen (Crazy Nazism all day) got as usual one vote.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Sep 19th, 2010 at 11:20:17 AM EST
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This is nothing compared with what may happen in Alaska in November. Lisa Murkowski has just announced that she will run as a write-in. It's hard to know what impact she will have, as there aren't exactly many precedents for an incumbent running as a write-in, but imagine the fun counting lots of write-in votes for a candidate with a name nobody can spell...
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Sep 19th, 2010 at 12:46:28 PM EST
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Got to spell it correctly, after all.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Sep 21st, 2010 at 06:19:17 PM EST
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