The latest news comes from a really interesting article from Ballot Access News written by election expert Richard Winger:
On March 12, Congress member Justin Amash (R-Michigan) introduced HR 1681, to outlaw discriminatory ballot access laws for congressional candidates. The bill says that minor party and independent candidates could not be required to obtain more signatures than major party candidates need to run in a primary. The bill also outlaws straight ticket devices in connection with federal elections.
Here is the text. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the bill number.
Similar legislation has long been sought by election reformers who seek to break America’s current system of two-party control.