Cynthia Davis: How Do People Get On the Ballot?

Email blast from Cynthia Davis of the Constitution Party, via her podcast “Home Front”:

A lot of people just want to vote and don’t want to be bothered with understanding how candidates and questions get on their ballots. I can understand that. We expect our government to administrate the ballot printing and give us the maximum choices.

Years ago, people would just write the name of their chosen candidate on a piece of paper and put it in the ballot box. Look at how far we’ve come – from writing whatever names we want on a piece of paper to being handed a ballot containing only the names approved through the criteria set by the two major political parties that make more laws, blocking others from being on the ballot. We have ended up with duopoly democracy.

Many people don’t realize the two major political parties have now wrestled our freedom away from us to decide who gets on the ballot and even what political parties get on the ballot. While I can imagine why the two major political parties wouldn’t want competition, if the government is paying for the election, we want it to be as fair as possible for everyone, regardless of political affiliation.

It is already unfair that the taxpayers are being forced to pay for their primary elections. Most people don’t get into the nitty-gritty enough to understand that political parties are somewhat the same as private corporations. It is just as inappropriate for government to pay for the primary election as it would be for it to pay for any other private corporation to hold an election.

Some people may wonder if there’s a place for any candidate beyond the R and D Parties, since it’s so difficult for other political parties to get their candidates on the ballot. The vision of what liberty in a Constitutional Republic appears to be lost, even among the conservative Right.

However, there’s no reason to lose hope! We have become more more relevant now than ever. We are the ones left to keep the vision alive. It’s our duty to show America of what true liberty looks like. We are all part of the answer. Thank you for not being satisfied with another crop of lousy candidates.

We can only vote for good people if good people can get on the ballot. In our podcast this week I interview Richard Winger, Publisher and Editor of Ballot Access News

Richard offers us some interesting history of how voting used to be executed in our Country and what trends we will see in the future.

12 thoughts on “Cynthia Davis: How Do People Get On the Ballot?

  1. Cody Quirk

    Interesting that people like Cynthia can hold both Michael Peroutka and Richard Winger on the same pedestal, even if they are politically, and personally, at opposite extremes.

  2. Andy

    How about they start by paying the debt to the petition signature gatherers that their party ripped off in 2012?

  3. Wang Tang-Fu

    In the village of my ancestors it is often said that a man who does not pay his debts should go hide his face in shame and never embarrass his family by being seen in public.

  4. Andy

    “Wang Tang-Fu

    October 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    In the village of my ancestors it is often said that a man who does not pay his debts should go hide his face in shame and never embarrass his family by being seen in public.”

    It would be nice if that happened. It would be even nicer if the people owed got the money, plus interest, and an apology.

  5. paulie

    I’d bet pretty heavily against them being on the ballot in Oklahoma. There are some other states where they are also very unlikely to get ballot access such as California and North Carolina. They’ll probably do well compared to 2012, but probably not as well as the LP or GP in ballot access.

  6. paulie

    In terms of voters reached with CP presidential ticket on the ballot, the CP will be very hard pressed to equal or surpass what they had before the split with the AIP in CA.

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