Richard Winger: Eight National Parties – One Law and They are ALL on ALL State Ballots [Federal Races Only]

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The Federal Election Commission recognizes 8 parties as national committees.

They are:

Democratic
Republican
Libertarian
Constitution
Reform
Green
Natural Law
Socialist

The FEC has no mechanism to de-list a party that has gone defunct. The Natural Law Party is defunct, except it is still on the ballot and active in Michigan.

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Richard Winger: Yes, Congress Can Pass a Law Mandating That All National Party Candidates for Federal Offices Appear on All State Ballots

PhiBetaIota:  If we all come together, we can force Congress to pass a law that mandates all eight parties appearing on all state ballots for all federal offices.  We can do this in time for November 2012.  This is the “one thing” we can all come together on, and it would then impact on Electoral College allocation (proportional vice winner take all) and on participation in the rigged two-party presidential debates that are an outrage and offensive to all thinking citizens who appreciate the divesity that once chacterized the debates as managed by the League of Women Voters.