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#1    Kowalski

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:27 PM

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It’s in this environment that the Ohio State Senate has passed this bill which would essentially eliminate all third party candidates from ballots.  In the bill, only candidates from parties which earned 3% or more of the vote in a presidential election would be placed on the ballot; all other candidates would be write-in options.  Newly qualifying parties must also submit petitions with at least 55,809 valid signatures.

The bill would, in many ways, solidify the placement of the Democrat and Republican parties at the center of American politics.  Voters must look up and remember the names – something which should be simple but many people simply vote party line, and this will create a discrepancy amongst parties – and write-in candidates must apply to be counted.  Write-in votes are also counted much more slowly than others, if at all, meaning they will not be discussed in the initial analysis of election results.

In addition, many third parties choose to build support by running in small, local campaigns before progressing to expensive and challenging presidential elections, but the Ohio bill only bases its judgment on presidential elections.  Any third party candidate from a party which chooses to focus its limited time and money on winnable campaigns would be at an immediate disadvantage.


Link: http://benswann.com/...om-ohio-ballot/


Spartan max I knew this would be of interest to you since you live in Ohio, and are libertarian.....
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:41 PM

They rushed this bill through in record time too!! it was despicable. It literally took them like four days!

Plus they introduced this bill when they heard that a Libertarian is running for governor.


Thanks for the thread, I already knew about this but at least now other people can see the corruption our two party system has :td:

Edited by spartan max2, 14 October 2013 - 11:41 PM.

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

And I forgot to add they passed to bill in order to "help third parties"

" I imagine that the intellegent people are the ones so intellegent that they dont even need or want to look "intellegent" anymore".
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

Good lord. I'd love to see how long this last before its brought to the supreme court.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:54 PM

My goodness.  :passifier:


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:06 AM

Something certainly is scaring the powers that be.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:24 AM

View Postspartan max2, on 14 October 2013 - 11:41 PM, said:

They rushed this bill through in record time too!! it was despicable. It literally took them like four days!

Plus they introduced this bill when they heard that a Libertarian is running for governor.


Thanks for the thread, I already knew about this but at least now other people can see the corruption our two party system has :td:

Your welcome. :)

And as a fellow Libertarian, I think it's despicable what they are doing. I hope this gets more coverage....

Our founding fathers weren't to keen on a two party system....

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Edited by Burt Gummer, 15 October 2013 - 12:29 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:26 AM

Very troublesome. State Governments tend to represent a more diverse range of political views and parties due to a smaller electorate, and I think they are a good medium for political movements to gain traction before moving up to the Federal level. Sounds like the D's and R's are trying to legislate against the decline in their popularity and credibility.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:29 AM

Why would they waste their time on this? Unless they're scared. Otherwise, what do they care if a small party forms to spread a message and waste their time campaigning. Seriously, why?


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:49 AM

View PostBurt Gummer, on 14 October 2013 - 11:27 PM, said:

Link: http://benswann.com/...om-ohio-ballot/


Spartan max I knew this would be of interest to you since you live in Ohio, and are libertarian.....
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:51 AM

Why should we be allowed to vote for a third party, when it's crystal clear the two major parties have done so well governing?

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Edited by Sundew, 15 October 2013 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

so, basically, **** democracy - vote for Jack Johnson or John Jackson or don't bother voting.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:27 AM

From the article :  "

If Ohio’s proposed law passes it will be yet another rule which helps the establishment maintain power."  


So...   has it passed?



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:02 PM

If this becomes law, I can't see how it will survive in any higher courts.  It's bordering on legalizing/mandating a ruling a class with no choice...


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:08 PM

Then the next step happens when one party has the President and both houses and then declares the other party to be illegal. Happened in Germany with Hitler, all legal....





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