Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ron Paul Re-Introduces Ballot Access Bill

Ballot Access News:

On September 19, Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill, outlawing restrictive ballot access laws for minor party and independent candidates for the U.S. House. He had previously introduced this bill in past sessions of Congress.

... Article One of the U.S. Constitution explicitly gives Congress the authority to override state election laws pertaining to Congressional elections.

The bill would make it easier for third-party canditates to campaign for office. Currently, state-level laws make it extremely difficult for thirty-party candidates to get on the ballot.