Indiana Constitution Party Activist May Have Found a Sponsor for a Ballot Access Reform Bill

A Constitution Party activist in Indiana has located a Republican State Senator who may be willing to introduce a bill to ease ballot access. If you wish to work with this activist, his e-mail is ConstitutionalCraig@yahoo.com.

Indiana is one of only two states in which no statewide minor party or independent candidate petition has succeeded, since 2000. It is one of only four states in which Ralph Nader never got on the ballot, even though Nader is the person who placed third in three elections in a row (2000, 2004, and 2008). Indiana has never had an independent candidate on the ballot for Governor or U.S. Senator. It is one of five states in which the Constitution Party has never placed its presidential nominee on the ballot (the others are Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia). And yet, Indiana is the only state with bad ballot access that has not even had any bills to improve ballot access introduced during the last decade.


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Indiana Constitution Party Activist May Have Found a Sponsor for a Ballot Access Reform Bill — 9 Comments

  1. The 15 are Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

  2. How many are guaranteed through 2016? How many have to meet another vote test in 2014 to stay qualified? How does this compare with 2008 and 2010?

  3. If your candidate gets at least 2% in the secretary of state race, your party has full ballot access for 4 years. If you get 10%, you’re considered a major party with access to the primary system. the LP has gotten at least 2% in this race every time since ’94, but never 10%.

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