The Hankster received this email from Ed Packard, the Dem candidate running against his boss Nancy Worley (Ed is the director of the elections division in the secretary of state’s office) for Alabama Secretary of State. [see Stephen Gordon's comments from the Hammer of Truth on The Hankster from May 19] Ed has just posted a statement, in response to Gordon and other indies in Alabama who support him, that advocates for a much lower signature requirement for independents and third parties to get on the ballot. Bob Friedman, long time political activist and Chair of the Alabama Independent Movement, calls Ed “a true independent because, unlike his opponent, he’s more concerned about fair elections and an even playing field than about ideology.”
Thanks, Ed! That's something I believe independent voters can get behind! --NH
Here's his email:
As you know, ballot access has been an area of concern for me as an election official. You know I'm supportive of expanded ballot access for independent candidates and minor political parties.
As I had mentioned to Stephen Gordon a few days ago, I planned to add a posting to my campaign blog about ballot access. I have done that tonight.
I invite you to visit the blog and read the entry. Comments are welcome and invited.
Thanks for all your support.