Moderate Party Receives Rhode Island Money Even Though It Is Defunct

Rhode Island allows state income taxpayers to choose which qualified party to help with a small contribution.  The Moderate Party is listed as a choice because it is qualified.  It is qualified because it got over 5% for Governor in 2014.  However, it is defunct.  Nevertheless, 440 taxpayers this year sent the party $1 on their tax forms.  The state will send the payment to Ken Block, who started the party in 2010, even though Block is now a Republican and has no interest in the party.

UPDATE:  this post is incorrect.  The Moderate Party does have current party officers.  The state chair is Bill Gilbert.  It is true that the money was sent to the wrong person, but otherwise this post is not accurate.


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Moderate Party Receives Rhode Island Money Even Though It Is Defunct — 6 Comments

  1. How are you defining “defunct”, Richard? Did they not nominate anyone in 2016, for example? When would the party be off the ballot if it doesn’t do anything more from now on?

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