Ballot Access Restrictions

We do not live in a Democracy, if we did we would have more choices. In a democracy we are suppose to have free ideas, and free choices based on those ideas. Even if wished to change our government. George Washington encouraged that. If the Government isn’t working, change it. Since Democracies work on divergent points of view, and divergent choices, than we must do something about Ballot Access laws. This is the first mission of any alternative party that is elected that is not the Republicrats.

Many countries have seven political parties on the ballot. People have free choice.

Alternative Parties have never built up powerful machines in any state to overturn oppressive ballot access laws. Even when alternative parties become popular, they do not capture the hearts and minds of the people. That needs to change.

We should have free and open elections, because that what Democracy is about. Where we get freedom of choice, and make decisions best preserving our democracy.

Number of petition signatures needed are indicated after each state’s name:

New Jersey—800
Mississippi—1,000
Louisiana—-$500 fee
Utah—1,000
Hawaii – 669 signatures
South Carolina—10,000 /or minor party
Vermont—1,000 /or-minor party –
Arkansas—1,000
Iowa—1,500
Florida—paper work,
Rhode Island—1,000
Tennessee—25 electors
Wisconsin—2,000
Washington—1,000 (convention with 1,000 attendees)
Ohio—5,000–attorney challenge
California—
Minnesota—2,000
Colorado—$500 fee

More Difficult States:

Alaska—3,128
Maine—4,000
Wash. DC—3,900
Kansas—5,000
Kentucky—5,000
Conn.—7,500
Delaware—290 party / 5,800 cand.
Idaho—5,984
Montana—5,000
Nebraska—2,500
Nevada–5,746
No. Dakota–4,000
So. Dakota—3,356
Virginia (FairVote person indicated he could help us—10,000 !!!!)
Wyoming–3,868
New York—15,000

Extremely Difficult:

Michigan—38,084
Texas—74,101
Georgia—42,489
Oregon—18,356
Pennsylvania—27,000 estimated
Illinois—25,000
Indiana—32,742
Maryland—32,500 estimated
Massachusetts—10,000
New Mexico—16,764
Oklahoma—43,913
West Virginia—15,118
Arizona—21,500 estimated
Missouri—10,000
North Carolina—69,734

Nationally, allwe should need is a affdidavit and a notery.

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