Double Standards

I’m not going to try and think through what the right way to handle electoral deadlines that political parties deal with, but I can’t see how you can make sense of the inconsistent application of the rules.  Major parties get away with anything, while small parties such as the libertarians are excluded from the ballot.  We don’t want a system where the Democratic or Republican parties are excluded because of a technicality, but the principle certainly should be extended to parties like the libertarians that can command 1% of the electorate.


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