TN: Third party ballot access plan meets resistance

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March 29, 2011
The Tennessean    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"Republicans are balking at a Democratic senator's proposal to make it easier for minor parties to be listed on the Tennessee ballot. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis wants to set a threshold of 10,000 signatures from eligible voters for a third party to be recognized in the state, down from a GOP proposal of about 40,000 signatures from registered voters. 'My goal is to allow people who believe they're in the Tea Party or the Green Party or the Libertarian Party to get on the ballot,' Kyle said. 'Any organization that can get 10,000 signatures is as legitimate a political entity as any other.'" (03/29/11)



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