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without free and fair elections they might as well pass an income tax! er ah, ah, I mean...
1 posted on 10/02/2002 11:45:42 AM PDT by Lysander
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It's a lot easier for two political parties to sell out to special interests than it is for three political parties to do so. Even historically less democratic Mexico lets the third political party debate in the presidential debates regardless of whether it already has 15% of the popular support. The partisan folks at www.fec.gov weren't as generous to Perot in '96 or Nader in '00. I guess that's o.k., though, since if we ignore our record high $6.2 trillion dollar national debt (http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opdpenny.htm ) long enough then it will, I guess, vanish, right?
2 posted on 10/02/2002 11:50:36 AM PDT by End The Hypocrisy
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well if you had the opportunity to listen to the New Jersey Supreme Court hearings today...you know how little those Justices care about this argument...their opinion on Third Party candidates as "valid" choices for voters was blatantly dismissive and disdainful
3 posted on 10/02/2002 11:53:48 AM PDT by twyn1
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Did I read that right?

You have to get 1% of the vote to get on the ballot so people can vote for you?

When you get more signatures than the Big Two primary candidates get votes, and you still can't get on the ballot... you KNOW you're getting shafted.

5 posted on 10/02/2002 12:03:44 PM PDT by Dead Corpse
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