Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Two Democratic Party-Associated Groups Threaten Howard Schultz if He Runs as an Independent

Ballot Access News

American Bridge and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee recently declared publicly that they will do everything they can to injure Howard Schultz if he runs for president in 2020 as an independent. See this story.
Also, on January 28, Andrew Tanenbaum, who founded the web page electoral-vote.com, wrote-
 “Democrats are not powerless to stop Schultz if they really want to. They have a trifecta in 14 states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. That means they can pass any laws they want to. For example, they could pass a law requiring independent candidates or new parties to get the signatures of 20% of the registered voters in every one of the state’s counties in order to qualify for ballot access. In practice, no one could ever do that, but states have broad authority to determine the rules for elections, so that might well stand up in court. Faced with such a barrier, Schultz, who is not well known, might decide to forget the whole thing...”

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