From: JTS - MCDLXXXVI (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 15:21:09 PDT
On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Tom Whore wrote:
> Maybed we should start a Fork Party. A start would be for everyone to
> find out what their states requiremnts are for getting onthe ballot.
Senate or president or what? It depends.
Regardless, here's some Massachusetts info, my unfortunate current state
of residence. See also www.ballot-access.org for more.
From http://www.carlahowell.org/ballotaccess.htm :
> For release: May 10, 2000
> Carla Howell Libertarian US Senate Campaign Files
> 33,467 Nominating Signatures
> 10,000 Certified Signatures Required
> "Massachusetts has the most undemocratic ballot access laws in the
> country for minor and third parties," said Richard Winger, editor of
> Ballot Access News and expert witness on ballot access laws. "New York
> State has the reputation of having the worst primary ballot access in
> the nation. But Massachusetts is even worse. Massachusetts has gotten
> away with its unfair ballot access laws because the Commonwealth lets
> Presidential candidates get on the ballot so easily." (In 1992, H. Ross
> Perot relied upon the guidance of Richard Winger to get on the ballot
> in all 50 states, plus DC.)
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