Making the ballot more accessible in N.C.

Posted by Jordon Greene on April 11, 2015

by Jim Morrill | Charlotte Observer

North Carolina has long had one of the nation’s toughest ballot access laws, if not the toughest.

Once again, some House members are trying to change that.

Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincolnton Republican, has joined Durham Democratic Rep. Paul Luebke and others to sponsor the Voter Freedom Act of 2015.

It would reduce the number of signatures a new political party or independent candidate needs to qualify for the ballot from around 89,000 to around 11,000. The bill has 28 co-sponsors who span...

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"Challengers to Duopoly" by David Gillespie

Posted by Jordon Greene on January 13, 2013

In a world of norms and consistently traveled paths, the road less traveled is one often times looked at with scorn and profound reluctance. However, the author of Challengers to Duopoly, Dr. David Gillespie, defies this mindset from the onset of his work with two lines from Robert Frost′s poem ″The Road Not Taken″ where Frost so memorably states, ″Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled...

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