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    Oklahoma FAILS to Reform Ballot Access (Again)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s attempt at ballot access reform fell woefully short, perpetuating apathy among younger voters who remain disappointed with the state’s two-party system, a University of Oklahoma political science professor said.
    Gov. Mary Fallin signed a measure last week reducing the number of signatures required to officially recognize a third political party in Oklahoma. Previously, state law required signatures totaling 5 percent of the last general election for governor or president so another party could be placed on the ballot.
    House Speaker Jeff Hickman proposed dropping the requirement to 1 percent, but as politics would have it, a state Senate rules committee amended the bill, pushing the requirement to 3 percent or slightly less than 25,000 signatures. Hickman’s original bill would have required about 8,200 signatures.
    http://www.reddirtreport.com/red-dir...professor-says



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    Dang. So basically a big tease.

    We could totally do this if we have the right coordination.
    Welcome to the R3VOLUTION!

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    The Libertarian and Green parties held a joint announcement today in regard to a renewed push to gain ballot access given the new ramifications.

    Libertarians, Green Party seek access to Oklahoma ballot
    The two parties scheduled a joint news conference Monday at the state Capitol to announce their plans.

    AP • Published: June 15, 2015

    "Republican and Democrat may not be the only two parties on Oklahoma's 2016 presidential ballot.

    The Libertarian and Green parties plan to launch a signature drive to get their party's nominees on the ballot, and a new state law is expected to aid in that effort. The two parties scheduled a joint news conference Monday at the state Capitol to announce their plans.

    Under current law, political parties must gather signatures from registered voters equal to 5 percent of the votes cast in the last general election for governor or president, which would be about 41,000 based on 2014 turnout in the governor's race.

    The law going into effect in November reduces that number to 3 percent in last gubernatorial election, which would be about 25,000 signatures."


    http://newsok.com/libertarians-green...rticle/5427599
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    Whoda thunk it? DUH!

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    Is there anyway to change this thread title?

    Otherwise, I'm going to create a new thread promoting the third party ballot push that should be starting soon (see post on 6/15).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Okie RP fan View Post
    Is there anyway to change this thread title?
    Only pacodever can change it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Okie RP fan View Post
    Otherwise, I'm going to create a new thread promoting the third party ballot push that should be starting soon (see post on 6/15).
    That's a better idea anyway.
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    Ron is wrong...
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Amash is wrong...

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    I'll just do that then. Thanks for the advice.
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