How often have you heard this statement?
*Every vote Counts(if you are willing to cast your vote for a democrat or a republican).
That’s just a bit closer to the truth. Why? Because the state of Georgia’s restrictive ballot access laws prohibit(as in stop) Libertarian Candidates from getting their name on the ballot.
You cannot get your votes to count if you write in your candidate of choice unless that candidate has also registered as an official write-in candidate. So when you write in someone’s name against an unopposed candidate, the act is meaningless. But they want to give you the idea that it counted(yet they do not even count write-ins).
Why would they do such a thing? In this day and age where everything is about choice, why would they deny you the choice of the option of casting a vote for a Libertarian candidate? Because they can. That’s right -they can.
Unless you do something about it. We need you to begin to contact your State Representatives and Senators. We need you to let them know. that if every vote counts, then every candidate that meets the legal requirements for the office be allowed to run for the office.
Earlier in the year HB 58 was introduced, Read about it here:
This Bill would have lowered the number of signatures needed from 5% to 2% to get a Libeertarian Party Candidate on the ballot. Better, but certainly not good enough. We should demand more. We might settle for less the first time around but we need to demand more.
Here’s where you can do something to help us help you make your vote count. Because your vote does not count when there is no candidate running against an incumbent. You know that. I know that. The media knows that.
And if you know that most of the positions that you will cast votes for are unopposed, odds are you might just choose to stay home. Many voters do.
So I am asking you to write your State Representatives and State Senators. Learn what their position is on this issue, Voice your support to more choice at the ballot box, rather than less. When you hear back from them, let us know what they have said. Send me a note at Ernest.Moosa@lpgeorgiadotcom(you know how to change that dot).
You can find their names and contact info with the link below.
Help us help you to begin tackling this issue now, before the next start of the legislative session.
We want your votes to count. Really count. Not the charade we have today.
And while you are at it, if you are not a member of the Georgia Libertarian Party, consider joining us today. The more members we have the more the legislators will be willing to listen to us.
It’s your freedom we are fighting for. Help us help you.
Click here to join us today: Make My Vote Count!
Together we can make that happen!