There is no decision yet as to whether Fred Linck, the Socialist Action Party nominee for U.S. Senate, will be on the Connecticut ballot. The volunteers for the party have found numerous substantial errors in the validation process of many towns. Some town clerks invalidated signatures of voters who are registered independents, as though the town clerks thought they were checking a primary petition. Some town clerks invalidated many signatures of people who supposedly aren’t registered, yet they were registered. The Secretary of State is letting the Socialist Action volunteers do all the work of re-validating signatures, instead of helping with the process. Another 600 valid signatures need to be found.
If Linck does get on the ballot, he will be the only statewide candidate in any state in November 2018 with the word “socialist” in his ballot label.