Why I don’t feel sorry for Perry, Gingrich et. al

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December 25, 2011
by Thomas L. Knapp  
Posted in Commentary

"Between 1884 and 1891, the states each adopted the 'Australian' ballot -- a standardized form printed by the government. The ostensible purpose for this change was confidentiality, but the real effect was to finally and permanently cement the power of the Republican and Democratic parties -- for with government printing of ballots came 'ballot access' requirements." (12/24/11)


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