York's Rogers among Libertarians who drop ballot bids

Full story: York Dispatch
York City resident Marakay Rogers was one of three Libertarian Party nominees for statewide office in Pennsylvania who abandoned their bids for the fall ballot Wednesday, leaving no third-party opposition to the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor and U.S. Senate. Full Story
Disinterested Party

York, PA

#1 Aug 19, 2010
Third party candidates in Pennsylvania need more than 19,000 valid signatures in order to get on the ballot. Dems and GOPpers need less than 3,000. How does this serve the voters? How does this add to better choices on election day? What does this do for anyone other than the Dems and GOPpers?

Is this one of our truths that is self-evident?

Vote against all incumbents. Period.
Outraged

York, PA

#2 Aug 19, 2010
Requiring a third party to have more than 19000 signatures while the established two parties only require less than 3000 is a criminal act against the voters. It only proves the corruption of the government. We wouldn't want a fair competition now would we. To quote John D. Rockefeller, " Competition is a sin". Some of his descendants are in high office now.
Where I come from corruption is a greater sin and both of these parties are the problem. They need to be reformed or replaced with someone who can read the Constitution.
In The Know

Mount Wolf, PA

#3 Aug 20, 2010
Marakay Rogers and the other third parties deserved the same right to ballot access as the major parties.

Why is there a "Tea Party" movement in this country?

Precisely because more people are waking up to the idea that the major parties dominate the political process.

Democrats and Republicans control the process inside the parties by putting up insider candidates and using money and power to push them through the primaries. sometimes putting in third and fourth candidates to split opposition votes to insider candidates.

And here in Pennsylvania they stack the deck for any other potential opposition by requiring a large number of signatures for third parties.

Its no wonder angry people were confronting York County's Republican chairman at the 912 Patriot meeting last week.

People are sick of the games the political bosses are playing in Pennsylvania.

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