Allah Divine is a candidate for City Council in Trenton, New Jersey, for the New Black Panther Party. He is a regional rep and chapter leader of Trenton, New Jersey’s New Black Panther Party. He has made it into a runoff for the North Ward city council seat.
In light of the potential close three-way split (and there are nine other candidates in the race, too), three major newspapers have printed opinion pieces in favor of instant runoff voting. The Times of Trenton – in Trenton, New Jersey – printed a piece by George Amick:
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The good news is that there’s a simple way to fix the election system that would allow independents and third-party candidates to exercise their right as Americans to run for office, and allow their supporters to exercise their right to vote for them, without fear that they would help elect another candidate whom they might detest.
Daryl Brooks and Charles Green, two newcomers to the Libertarian Party, have announced their candidacy for New Jersey’s 15th Assembly District. They are challenging the Democratic incumbents, and run on a platform of education and prison reform.