Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Restrictive Ballot Access

August 02, 1996
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

The 1996 Election year has seen an unprecedented amount of alternative political party activity with at least half a dozen parties running presidential candidates. But depending on where you live, you may not be able to vote for most of those candidates, because of restrictive ballot rules. Richard Winger edits a newsletter called Ballot Access News. He spoke recently with Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky about the Difficulties facing alternative parties trying to get on the ballot in various states.

Guest:

Richard Winger


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.