Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Illinois Gubernatorial Poll

Ballot Access News

On August 21, NBC News/Marist released a poll for the Illinois gubernatorial race. It shows that the Libertarian nominee is at 6%, and Conservative Party nominee Sam McCann is at 4%. 

If either of them polls 5%, their party will become ballot-qualified for all offices, for four years. The only two parties that have enjoyed that status in the last 80 years are the Illinois Solidarity Party 1986-1990, and the Green Party 2006-2010. Prior to 1931, the vote test was 2%, not 5%. Governor is the only race that counts, for a party to be ballot-qualified for all office. Thanks to Political Wire for the link.

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