Constitution Party of Georgia: Georgia Ballot Access Lawsuit Needs Your Help

This is a fund raising appeal, but it contains a lot of information on the Georgia ballot access lawsuit:

Many of our faithful supporters over the years know the problem of Georgia election law and ballot access for our candidates. New supporters, know this: only “major” political parties in Georgia (Republicans and Democrats) get automatic ballot access, state-subsidized primary elections, etc. Candidates from other political parties are restricted in their access to the ballot. The CP-Ga has to circulate petitions to have registered voters request that our candidate or slate of state-wide candidates be added to that election’s ballot, and the process is costly. But recent events have opened an opportunity to place our presidential candidate on Georgia’s 2012 general election ballot and you can help!

Recent ballot access lawsuits have forced the states of Ohio and Tennessee to include presidential candidates from the Constitution Party and other parties on the ballot for 2012. Federal courts found that the restrictive ballot access laws in those states are unconstitutional. Because Georgia’s election laws are even more restrictive, we have the opportunity to obtain ballot access for our presidential candidate this year.

CP-Ga Elections Director Garland Favorito and others have discovered that Georgia’s ballot access laws abrogate five areas of the U.S. Constitution. If the court agrees with us on any one of these five areas of our complaint as they already have in other states, the Constitution Party presidential candidate will be on the ballot in 2012! This would be a first in the history of the state party!

At a time where discontent for both the Republican and Democrat

parties’ presidential candidates is at an all-time high and these parties’ rank-and-file activists are losing faith, this opportunity is advantageous to the advance of our party’s principles. If our presidential candidate gets just 2% of the vote in Georgia, then the CP-Ga will be able to run a full slate of statewide candidates in 2014!

Attorney Mike Raffauf is representing our party and the Green Party of Georgia (which is in the same position regarding ballot access) in the lawsuit for a very reasonable fee. He is joined by Garland Favorito (in his official capacity as Executive Director of VOTER-Ga), Richard Winger (the foremost ballot access advocate in the nation), the attorney who assisted in the Tennessee case, and others. Because of their efforts and the donations of friends a lawsuit similar to the ones successful in Tennessee and Ohio was filed this past Friday!

We need your help!

The CP-Ga must raise five thousand dollars by July 31 to complete the legal work and see this case all the way through to a ruling by the court this summer. Your tax-deductible donation to VOTER-Ga, an all-volunteer educational and research organization assisting in the legal effort, can help us reach the goal and obtain ballot access for our party in 2012! 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be used toward the legal expenses incurred in the struggle to obtain ballot access for Constitution Party in Georgia.

You can give online by clicking www.voterga.org. On the Donate page, click the “Make a Donation” button; Paypal is used for the secure transaction. When making the donation fill out the amount of your donation on the left side of the page in the Item Price field, then click the Update link below the field. On the right side of the page choose how you want to pay.

To mail your donation, make check payable to “VOTER-Ga” with “2012 Ballot Access” in the memo line and mail it to VOTER-Ga, 220 Tallow Box Drive, Roswell, GA 30076.

Want to present your friends and family an alternative to Obama and Romney?

Want to give Ron Paul supporters in Georgia the option of voting for a candidate who will defend the Constitution and our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Want to help the Tea Party activist who realizes that the only meaningful pain they can inflict upon the political party that has betrayed them is to vote for another candidate that stands for what they believe?

Our presidential candidate Virgil Goode and our vice-presidential candidate Jim Clymer have each donated $500 toward this goal. Let’s help them get on the ballot in Georgia by clicking www.voterga.org or mailing your donation today!

For the restoration of the Republic,

Ricardo Davis
State Chairman

P.S. For me the ability to give a tax-deductible donation to VOTER-Ga, a non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization, to support ballot access for the party was providential. I sent my check for $250 last week because the outcome of this legislation will affect future elections. Join me by giving your most generous donation today!

4 thoughts on “Constitution Party of Georgia: Georgia Ballot Access Lawsuit Needs Your Help

  1. Nick Kruse

    Everyone, no matter which candidate you support, should help with this lawsuit to ensure that Greens, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Independents, and others have an opportunity to have their voice heard. This isn’t just about the Constitution Party. It is about all third parties.

    The title of this article should be: ALL Third Parties in Georgia Need Your Help!

  2. RedPhillips Post author

    I put Constitution Party to indicate who it was from, not so much who it concerned. I’m normally hesitant about posting stuff that is a blatant fund raising appeal. That’s why I wanted to indicate the source.

  3. Trent Hill

    Georgia’s is one of the worst ballot access requirements in the nation. I hope some third party activists will see the wisdom is donating to such a cause. This isnt about the CP or GP. It’s about ballot access reform.

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