Janet Munda, Supervisor of Elections and Registration for Cherokee County, Georgia, will speak on October 15 about Georgia’s ballot access laws for minor parties and independent candidates. The event is sponsored by the county Libertarian Party, and will be at the Best Western, conference room, 705 Transit Avenue, Canton. Canton is north of Atlanta.
The Georgia record for ballot access is very bad. The laws have prevented any minor party candidates from appearing on the ballot (for regularly-scheduled elections) for U.S. House ever since they were written in 1943. This is shocking, but the mainstream media of Georgia has consistently been uninterested in publicizing this. There has never been any other state in U.S. history which had such a long record of two-party monopoly for any type of federal elected office.
Ohio was defeated in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1968, because it had kept all minor party and independent candidates off the ballot for President for the previous 19 years. But a 19-year deficit is obviously not nearly bad as a 71-year record. Thanks to Don Webb for this news.