Several of the Republican candidates for president have failed to get on the ballot in some primaries or failed to file full slates of delegates in others, limiting their ability to win delegates in those slates. The exceptions: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
"This is why you need a real-life, no-kidding-around campaign," said GOP strategist Rich Galen, a former aide to Newt Gingrich, according to the Associated Press. "All these guys who have been crowing that they found a new way to run for president, it's like saying I'm inventing a new airplane, and it has only one wing."
Below, a slideshow of ballot blunders made by candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum failed to get on the ballot in Virginia and the District of Columbia and didn't file full slates of delegates in Ohio and Illinois.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman failed to get on the ballot in Arizona, Illinois and Virginia.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to get on the ballot in Virginia and had only one delegate file signatures to get on the ballot in Illinois, a contest that will award 54 delegates.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to get on the ballot for the Virginia and Missouri primaries, though the Missouri primary will not award any delegates.