Is there any way for minority parties to compete in lopsided states? This year, there appears to be a demand for alternatives.
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SB 1527 was passed by the Oregon legislature on March 3rd. It simplifies the definition of a qualified party, among other things.
HB 2067 was set for a House floor vote on March 14, but not addressed during that session, thus it will be addressed in the next session.
The United States right now has four political parties stuffed into a two-party system – and that’s increasingly a big problem for the country.
Arizona’s HB 2640 introduced January 27 cuts the number of signatures in half for candidates seeking a place on a primary ballot.
On February 9, the California Secretary of State released new registration data. It shows that the Common Sense Party has 30,882 registrants.
The two major political parties in the United States, the Democratic and Republican parties, may be prohibiting any type of competition.
Michael Kazin, author of ‘What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party,’ makes a selection on books on American Political Parties.
Wednesday, a federal appeals court restored Georgia’s stringent standards for third-party candidates seeking to appear on the ballot.
The oral argument in the case over Georgia’s 5% petition for independent candidates for U.S. House has been heard but went badly.