According to Wikipedia, Charlotte passed some new BS laws in preparation for the Democratic Convention:
The city has also passed a variety of new laws, intended to curtail protest activity. These include:
* Rules prohibiting camping on public property.
* Restricting the use of a list of different items: "cables, bars, projectiles, spray guns, breakable containers," aerosol containers, fireworks, smoke bombs, pepper spray, mace, masks, scarves, body-armor, helmets, and police scanners.
These laws are permanent and will remain effective after the end of the convention. They may also have ramifications before the convention: namely, the eviction of Occupy Charlotte from its encampment downtown.
Also according to Wikipedia, "Only six states; New Hampshire, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, West Virgina; have permitted challengers to President Obama, and a seventh, Ohio, had Randall Terry on the ballot, but he was taken off before they had a chance to be printed." The Washington Times said that, Obama got 57% of the vote in Oklahoma's primary on Tuesday, "In most states Mr. Obama was the only name on the ballot, so protest votes weren't allowed." and "Mr. Obama has won more than 83 percent of all votes cast in the Democratic primary process in 2012.
Here's a video of Democratic candidate Vermin Supreme giving a speech in January in New Hampshire. His tagline is "I am a tyrant that you should trust." and "Remember, a vote for Vermin Supreme is a vote completely thrown away." Apparently this is his second time running. He also has a website.
Here's the full 1 hour 50 minute video of the Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum in New Hampshire. The Republicans are on first.
I wanted to be more informative but I can't find the info I'm looking for. Specifically, "Are the primaries over, or can some states still vote (and when)?", "What happens at the Convention? Is the winner already selected from the primary vote, or can people vote at the Convention itself?", and "Who are the candidates?" Wikipedia lists 15 Democratic challengers in one place, the video I posted claims there are 14 (maybe someone joined since then?) and Wikipedia lists 4 current challengers in another, and I can't seem to find the info I'm looking for on official Democrat websites.