Montgomery Newspaper Again Criticizes Legislature for Failing to Pass Ballot Access Reform

The April 17 Montgomery Advertiser has this editorial, criticizing the legislature for again failing to pass any ballot access reform. Alabama will probably be one of only three states with no statewide minor party or independent candidates on the ballot in November. The others are likely to be California (due to the top-two system) and New Mexico (due to the requirement that even a qualified minor party must submit a substantial petition for all of its non-presidential nominees).

Fortunately, there are two strong ballot access cases pending against Alabama ballot access laws for minor parties and independent candidates, Stein v Bennett, and Hall v Bennett.

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