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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Independence party and ballot access II

The Independence Party is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to rule on whether they will be allowed on the ballot. As you may remember, they were removed after they failed to adhere to an ancient, little-known law relating to primary election results.

No matter what happens, the Independence Party is done in this state. Like almost all third parties, their history was short. Third parties just can't survive in this electoral system.


At 11:46 AM, September 28, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Independence Party has done better in local elections each election cycle. In fact the greatest vote percentaged was earned this summer by Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hammand-Roland who is by no means a Democrat. In Anoka 27 year old Bjorn Skulgquist is on the verge of winning a 3rd term as mayor. This party has a real chance to win some seats in the House this time around, theirs a reason Kiffmeyer took this foolish action that virtually insures her political career will end in 2006.

If election laws aren't changed your write we will still see a 2 dominat party system in this state, but that doesn't mean the Independence Party won't be one of them.


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