Clause Allows Santa To Run In West Virginia

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The two major party presidential hopefuls now have a pretty famous guy to contend with. One of 14 write-in candidates for president in West Virginia is Santa Claus. Claus lives in Nevada and his name was O'Connor before he changed it. The state's rules allow almost anyone to register. No word on whether Claus will launch a straight talk sleigh from his home in Lake Tahoe — perhaps led by a reindeer called Hope?

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. The two major-party presidential hopefuls now have a pretty famous guy to contend with. One of 14 write-in candidates for president in West Virginia is Santa Claus. Claus lives in Nevada. His name was O'Connor before he changed it. The state's rules allow almost anyone to register. No word on whether Claus will launch a Straight Talk Sleigh from his home in Lake Tahoe, perhaps led by a reindeer called Hope? It's Morning Edition.

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