Don't like Obama or Romney? Claus is an option

October 05, 2012|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

Santa Claus is an official write-in candidate for president in Maryland this year, according to Maryland elections official Jared DeMarinis.

Claus, an independent,  will not appear on the ballot, but he has let it be known that he's available to any voter who isn't thrilled by President Obama and Mitt Romney.

While best known for his offshore haven at the North Pole, for electoral purposes Claus lists his residence as Incline Village, Nev.

Claus has not yet chosen a running mate, said DeMarinis, director of the State Board of Elections Candidacy & Campaign Finance Division. However, as DeMarinis noted, "he's got many elves."

But does he have a birth certificate?

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