Ballot Access

The issue of “ballot access” refers to any unreasonable restriction on the ability of third party and independent candidates to get their names on the ballot.  In almost all instances, the rules for Democrats and Republicans make it significantly easier for them to gain ballot access and these advantages are perpetuated through restrictive legislation and regulation.

Ballot access restrictions reduce choice and lack of choice exacerbates dysfunction and polarization by protecting political feifdoms.

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Dysfunction

Political Parties are fighting each other instead of working together!
Campaign Finance

Most campaign finance laws are significantly skewed to benefit the incumbents. In almost every race, at every level of government, the incumbent significantly out-raises the opponent in much needed financial resources.

Redistricting

Decennial reapportionment and redistricting has reached the point where there are very few competitive seats at the legislative level.

Ballot Access

Ballot access laws are designed to avoid competition by keeping potential opponents off the ballot.

Voting Rights

In many states, restrictive voting rights legislation holds down voter registration and turn-out.

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