Is Access Denied for Presidential Candidates by Parties…
The major issue with the Presidential Elections is not campaign finance, it’s access to the American people, which is controlled by media outlets. The elections ballot is the ultimate access to the people and being controlled not be people but corporations. In speaking with several presidential candidates about the upcoming primary elections, we discovered some troubling news for the American people. Did our founding fathers intend for parties to control the vote?
Food For Thought
George Washington warned us against party politics and viewed them as “factions” dangerous to the public interest
Constitution did not provide for any political parties.
John Adams warned us against political parties as well. He said:
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
Below is the process for being on the ballot in South Carolina:
A presidential candidate gains access to the South Carolina ballot by filing a statement of candidacy with the South Carolina Democratic Party. Filing opens at 9:00 AM, December 15, 2015. Filing must be completed by 12 o’clock noon, January 4, 2016. The certification fee of $2500 must accompany the statement of candidacy, payable to the South Carolina Democratic Party, by each candidate seeking access to the ballot.
A filing fee payable to the South Carolina election commission, up to $20,000, as determined by the commission, will be required of each candidate to also accompanied the statement. The South Carolina Democratic Party will transmit the filing fee from the candidate to the South Carolina election commission. Candidate seeking nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the US will be certified by the South Carolina Democratic Party to the state election commission as a candidate for the Democratic presidential primary.
Only those candidates determined by vote of the state party executive Council to be generally acknowledged or recognized in news media throughout the United States as viable candidates for that office, and who are actively campaigning for the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary,
will be certified. Only those candidates about whom such determination is made by the executive Council shall be deemed to meet the qualifications of party rules.
Additionally, no one may gain access to the South Carolina democratic ballot unless he or she is a registered voter, is legally qualified to hold the office of president of the United States, and is entitled to obtain delegates. Executive Council meet at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, to certify candidates for the presidential primary ballot. Each presidential candidate shell certify in writing to the state Democratic Party chair the name of his or her authorize representative by noon on January 4, 2016. Each presidential candidate show use his or her best efforts to ensure that her or his respective delegation within the state delegation achieve the affirmative-action goals established by this plan and are equally divided between men and women and so inform the South Carolina Democratic Party chair
A candidate may instead of paying the filing fee, submit a petition containing the names of no fewer than 3000 registered voters in South Carolina who consider themselves Democrats. A form for this petition will be available by December 1, 2015 at South Carolina Democratic Party headquarters, 915 Lady St., Suite 111, Columbia, South Carolina. The petition must be filed no later than noon on December 17, 2015.
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