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GP.org: ‘What happens when you have ballot access but the state won’t put you on the ballot’

Geoffrey Cubbage, Secretary of the Illinois Green Party, reflects on the difficulty of running for office in Illinois.

Today I got to go down to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and the Cook County Clerk’s office to file candidate paperwork with them—again—because the Green Party did not get enough votes in the March primary, a primary which the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners refused to conduct for the Green Party altogether, and which the Cook County Clerk nominally conducted for the Green Party, but at which dozens of our would-be voters reported being told at the polls that they could not vote Green, only Republican or Democrat.… Read more ...