Sunday, July 09, 2006

Maryland: Ralph Nader on unfair access for independents and minor parties

From the Baltimore Sun:
by Ralph Nader:
...In no other Western democracy do third-party or independent candidates confront more obstacles and exclusions from contributing to a competitive democratic process than in the United States. These include both legal obstacles and an abject lack of media coverage. Legal impediments include ballot access barriers, such as requiring huge numbers of verified signatures subject to arbitrary challenges by state officials, as well as a winner-take-all system without the benefit of instant runoff voting or proportional representation. ... [more]

2 comments:

Zebster said...

The more and more the two-party system gets stronger, the less it's a system by and for the people but by and for the parties.
You rock on, Nancy!

N. Hanks said...

Thanks, Zeb!