Wednesday, February 10, 2010

But Wait, There's More! Another Ballot Access Bill in the State House!

What a busy Day!

Just when you thought that the ballot access legislation thing was about played out, another good bill hits the house. HB 1142 by Representative Reese of the 98th district is looking to make the magic number for State wide office 5000 signatures or less, which is good news for freshly minted third parties beginning their involvement in Georgia politics. Since the crew we run with already has access to State wide races due to our 20+ plus years of running candidates for office, the Libertarians won't benefit directly from this piece of legislation but others will and the more choices for Georgians, the better.

It makes you wonder what is going on over there in republican land as this flurry of ballot access legislation continues. Does it have anything to do with the proliferation of the Tea Party movement and it's legions of supporters, is it some sort of gestalt thingy sweeping through the collective consciences of the sitting republicans down at the capitol or have the Ballot Access Fairies been pullin' some overtime?

If you'd like to see the bill, just click on the title of this post and you'll be magically transported to the copy over at the Legis system where you can read it short and sweet.

Whatever the reason, Kudos to Representative Reese for seeking to empower more Georgians with more choices.

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