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Richard Winger of Ballot Access News: IndependentVoting.org is ‘a pressure group working to limit choices on the general election ballot’

Reprinted in full, with permission, from Ballot Access News.

Government-printed ballots in the United States were first created in 1888, and almost from the start, opponents of new and minor political parties started manipulating the ballot access laws to keep certain parties off the ballot.  The first such instance was in Nevada, when the 1893 legislature increased the petition requirement for new parties and independent candidates to 10% of the last vote cast, in a vain attempt to keep the Peoples (Populist) Party off the ballot.… Read more ...

Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler continues to poll 6%

Staff at Libertarian Party blog:

Michael Beitler, Libertarian for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, polled 6% in this SurveyUSA poll. Beitler has maintained support at 6% in several polls since June. Beitler received support from 11% of liberals, 5% of moderates, and 5% of conservatives. He was supported by 16% of independents, 5% of Democrats, and 2% of Republicans.… Read more ...