Monday, November 16, 2020

Communist Candidate for U.S. House in Vermont Polls 1%

Ballot Access News

At the November 3, 2020 election, Christopher Helali appeared on the Vermont ballot as a candidate for U.S. House. His ballot label was “Communist”. He polled .97% in a seven-person race, finishing fourth. He was the only minor party candidate in that race, but there were four independents.

The last time “Communist” had appeared on a U.S. ballot for any federal or state office had been 1996, when David S. Mirtz was on for New York Assembly, 80th district. He polled 1.29%.

Here is Helali’s campaign website, which says that he represents the “Party of Communists USA”. He didn’t need a petition to get on the Vermont 2020 ballot, because Vermont suspended all candidate petitions due to the health crisis for 2020.

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