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- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Freedom is gone in California

Freedom is almost gone in California

Dictatorship is here  -  The Democrats and Republicans have nearly abolished all opposition parties in California

  • In 2010 some 74 members of smaller opposition parties were on the general election ballot.
  • In 2012 there may be ZERO on the general election ballot.
  • Your write-in vote is now illegal.

In foreign nations when opposition political parties are banned from the ballot it is called Dictatorship.  But in California it is called "reform."

The lairs, thieves and hacks in the state legislature pushed through Prop 14 banning political parties in a midnight backroom deal without one public hearing.

On March 9, filing for the California primary closed (except in a few districts in which the incumbent is not running for re-election). It appears that there are only fifteen minor party candidates running for U.S. House of Representatives and state legislature. 

This is the lowest number of California minor party candidates for those offices since 1966, when there were no parties on the ballot in California except for the Democratic and Republican Parties, and thus no minor party candidates on the ballot reports Ballot Access News.

In 2010, there were 74 minor party candidates on the California ballot for U.S. House and legislature.
In the U.S. Senate race, it appears that one Peace & Freedom Party member, and one Libertarian, and two American Independent Party members, filed. In 2010, there were six minor party candidates for U.S. Senate on the primary ballot, and four in the general election. Also in November 2010, the Socialist Workers Party had a declared write-in U.S. Senate candidate. Even write-in candidates in the general election are now barred.
General George Stoneman
He was elected as Railroad Commissioner
on the Workmen Party ticket.  Over 30
Workingmen candidates served in the
Senate and Assembly.  Today they
would be banned from the ballot.

Your Freedom Taken Away  -  Proposition 14, passed by the voters in June 2010, is responsible for this drop in candidacies. Proposition 14 makes it virtually impossible for minor party members to participate in the general election, so many candidates decided not to file. Furthermore, the implementing legislation for Proposition 14, SB 6, severely increased the number of signatures needed for a petition in lieu of the filing fee.

California always has 100 regularly-scheduled legislative elections, every two years, and in the last ten years, has had 53 U.S. House seats up every two years. 

It appears that for U.S. House and legislature combined, there are only six Greens, five Libertarians, four Peace & Freedom Party members, and no American Independent Party members running. It is unlikely that any member of Americans Elect filed, but this can’t be known for sure until the Secretary of State releases the list of candidates.   (Ballot Access News)


The last election in California where an opposition party won a seat in the Legislature

1999 (Special)  -  A member of the Green Party beat a Democrat.

List of special elections to the California State Assembly
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Green Audie Bock 14,674 50.56%
Democratic Elihu M. Harris 14,347 49.44%
Totals 29,021 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Green gain from Democratic


Sample of a Free Election in California

  • Many choices for a voter.
  • The two major parties will not allow that to happen again.
  • Freedom, what a concept!

In California's history many political parties have elected members to the legislature and Congress.

The most successful was the Workingmen Party.  In the 1870s and 1880s they elected over thirty members to the State Senate and Assembly.  Also electing officials were the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party, the Populist Party, the Prohibition Party, the American Party, the Greenback Party, the Good Government Party and the Green Party.

What matters is voters having freedom of choice on a general election ballot.  Instead you have the two major parties working together to ban opposition parties from being on the general election ballot.  

California's 48th congressional district special election, 2005
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Campbell 46,184 44.24%
Democratic Steve Young 28,853 27.64%
American Independent Jim Gilchrist 26,507 25.39%
Green Béa Tiritilli 1,430 1.37%
Libertarian Bruce Cohen 974 0.93%
Invalid ballots 457 0.44%
Totals 104,405 100.00%
Voter turnout 25.74%

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