The NC State Board Of Elections voted 3-2 to deny Green Party Candidate for Senator of North Carolina Matthew Hoh ballot access despite having more than enough signatures to qualify.
Due to the results of the NC Greens in the 2020 election, in order for them to be on the ballot in 2022 they needed to get 13,865 signatures to get on the ballot, the party had managed to get 16,000 valid signatures on their ballot petitions, thus guaranteeing them a spot on the ballot. However in recent weeks, the North Carolina Democratic Party has been attempting to lower the amount of “valid signatures” the Greens can claim to have, through various ways to raise doubt. The most common way is to call, text, or email the people on the petitions and explain that Matt Hoh could potentially play spoiler for Democratic Nominee Cheri Beasley, then ask them if they wanted their name removed from he petition. In attached images below, Hoh himself shares an example of this happening.
Not all the examples are as transparent, state Green Party Co-Chair Tony Ndege received a Phone Call of people claiming to be affiliated with the NC Greens asking him if he wanted to be removed from the petition, ignoring the obvious oddness that they would not know their own party co-chair, when Ndege simply asked why would the party want to be removed from the ballot, the call was abruptly ended.
Hoh has stated he intends to sue the state to get on the November ballot, if you want to help him a donation link is here.
“And since they were the only Reform Affiliate still active, there went the whole party it seems”
That’s not true. There are still several active state Reform parties and the guy above even introduced himself as the chairman of the North Carolina affiliate. The national party still exists and Nick Hensley is the national chairman.
IIRC they just hopped on the party but kept their old name.
And since they were the only Reform Affiliate still active, there went the whole party it seems
DemoCrips & ReBloodlicans! Just a criminal racket disguised as political parties.
I was told that the Reform Party of Florida was changing their name to the Alliance Party after they endorsed Rocky De La Fuente for President. Rocky had also been endorsed by the Alliance Party, which only has party status in South Carolina.
I don’t think they changed their name. The only very active state affiliate just joined Alliance Party’s coalition
The Reform Party is still ballot-qualified in Florida. Florida doesn’t permit qualified parties to change their name.
The Reform Party finally died in 2020 when the last remaining state affiliate for it which had ballot access, Florida, changed its name to the Alliance Party.
The Reform Party still exists?
Did not expect it lol
If the petitioning for removal of signatures took place AFTER the signature deadline, then shouldn’t it be allowed to petition to ADD names just the same?
Seems like a deadline should be THEE deadline.
As Chairman of the Reform Party of North Carolina, I’m quite concerned with this type of Duopoly oppression of alternative political party candidates.
The petition requirement is 13,865 signatures. I had this wrong in my post at BAN earlier today but I corrected it soon after.
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