In Pennsylvania the Republicans and Democrats parties only need 2,000 signatures for their state wide ballot access - In 2006 Libertarians, Constitution, Greens, Independents or any one else needs over 67,070 signatures -- more then 33 times as many signatures the incumbents need -- so much for the explicit Pennsylvania constitutional guarantee of Free and equal elections (article I Section V) - apparently the laws are only for the little people.Does anyone want to defend such a biased system? What's wrong with a straightforward one rule for all approach?
Friday, April 21, 2006
Are US elections free and fair?
Whilst glancing at the websites people have come from when visiting this site I came across this random post from the blog Tom Martin for US Senate from Pennsylvania about the difficulties one faces in standing for election in the United States.