Ohio Senate seeks to ban 3rd PartiesSubmitted by samadamscw on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:53
From our good friend Ben Swann: http://benswann.com/senate-votes-to-ban-the-libertarian-part...
How do they intend to do that?
"...the Ohio State Senate has passed a law 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."
As anyone who follows elections closely knows, write-ins are thrown in the trash, with perhaps a few actually counted.
You'd also know that the chance of a Presidential candidate getting 3% or more of the vote other than a D or R is between slim and none and slim left the building in 1996.
The last candidate to do so was a billionaire and his party fizzled shortly after his campaign ended.
Non Dem and Rep candidates manage this 3% threshold once only about every 20 years or so, and their parties are really not real parties, but simply name-only vehicles they must use when getting ballot access. Real 3rd parties never get more than 1% at best and even that has only been accomplished a handful of times. This is because they have to focus on winning local races first and work their way up.
This law would force them to focus on the top spot first, blow all their resources, disillusion their members, and fizzle fast from burn out.
Most voters do not know WHY 3rd parties have such a hard time winning.
They do not realize that the Democrats and Republicans write laws like this to KEEP them from winning or in this case, even running.
The #1 PR move 3rd parties need to make is to spread this nonsense far and wide - let the world know how the D & R party is rigging the game against the American people and denying them a fair choice on the ballot.