Sunday, October 7, 2012

Libertarian math for Republicans: 20,606 is bigger than 20,601

Despite all Republican dirty tricks, Tom Stevens and the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania appear to have qualified five more signatures than necessary to put Gary Johnson and Jim Gray on the ballot in the Keystone State.

This means that PA voters will now have four choices available to them for President (in alphabetical order):  Gary Johnson, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Jill Stein.

In order to achieve this, the Libertarian Party has had to spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, and show up with dozens of volunteers (all of whom paid their own way) every day for weeks to examine contested signatures.

Whether you happen to be at all Libertarian or not, those volunteers won an important battle for democracy in America, and put one more dent in the locked door that Republicans and Democrats have tried to slam shut against fair and free elections in this country.

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