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He Did It Again! Del. Rasoul Introduces Ballot Access Bill!

Yesterday, we discussed about the visionary bills of Del. Sam Rasoul (D-District 11 [Roanoke]) on opening up the political system (and juvenile sentencing reform) and your blogger sent the post by email to the delegate and asked him to consider a ballot access bill…well…

He DID it!

Here is the bill courtesy of the Virginia General Assembly’s website. This is the blurb:

LIS > Bill Tracking > HB82 > 2016 session

Elections; definition of “party” or “political party.” Changes the definition of “party” or “political party” to mean an organization of citizens of the Commonwealth that, at either of the two preceding statewide general elections, received at least five percent of the total vote cast for any statewide office filled in that election.

It is not as radical as what I wanted but it is a reduction of the percentage requirement from ten to five percent in the last two statewide elections for ballot access.

I do support this bill.  We’ll advise you of details.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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