With the recent ruling that allows the Green Party on the Nov. 2 ballot, its candidates for Dallas County races are getting The Ellis County Observer's scrutiny:
--If Joy Vidheecharoen-Glatz filed for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 in Dallas County, she'll be tossed off the ballot I"m sure since there are additional "places" in Precinct 3. So it would be something like, Precinct 3, Place 1, etc.
--I don't see how there will be any way the Dallas County surveyor candidate (Jeffery Glatz) will be listed on the ballot for a position that does not exist -- unless I'm mistaken and there's a Constitutional amendment somewhere that abolished the position.
--The Greens will make the race for county clerk (Esther Choi) a four-way contest that already features a Republican, an incumbent Democrat and a Libertarian. This race could actually give the Republican the win if the Green and Libertarian votes pull enough away from the incumbent.
It's likely that the Greens' Texas Comptroller candidate will secure enough votes and a big enough voting percentage to give the fourth-party automatic ballot access in 2012, at which point that would open Ellis County's Green Party contact (shhh, no one is supposed to know that yet) to field and recruit candidates.