“Candidate intimidation” is seldom discussed. This is a good time, as New Jersey’s party primary nomination deadline around the corner.
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There are pending ballot access lawsuits in the U.S. District Courts in Illinois and Maine, as well as the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
SB 684, a Republican bill in Arkansas, vastly increases candidate filing fees for parties that nominate by primary in the state.
April 12, the Montana House passed SB 350 by 67-33. It improves the process for an unqualified party to petition onto the ballot.
New York lodged a brief in three ballot access cases brought by minor parties requesting respect of its limitations on third parties.
A new bill in California, the AB 446, would make it easier for a new or previously unqualified party to get on the ballot.
A new bill in Nevada raises the number of signatures for a new or previously unqualified party to appear on the ballot from 1% to 2%.
American politics has de facto devolved into a two-party impasse as a result of the existing simplistic dualism. Is it time for a third party?
The Socialist Party would not have achieved eligibility in 1900 if New York’s novel concept of “political party” had been in place then.
62% US adults, up from 57% September, believe the two “parties do…bad job representing…the people[,] that a third party is required”.