by Brandon Smith, Indiana Public Media
Republicans in a House committee Monday voted to make it harder for Libertarian Party candidates for Indiana governor and U.S. senator to get on the ballot.
The legislation would impose signature requirements on Libertarians that major party candidates must already meet.
Democrats and Republicans who want to run for U.S. Senate or governor must collect 4,500 signatures of registered voters (500 from each congressional district) in order to get on the primary ballot. Doing so isn’t easy – it requires time and, importantly, resources.
Libertarians don’t have primaries in Indiana; instead, their candidates for those offices are chosen at their state party convention...
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