Dear Secretary of State Brian Kemp:
It’s no secret that Georgia has the nation’s most restrictive and repressive election laws.
- All alternative political parties have been hindered from running a full slate of candidates in Georgia since 1943 when the ballot restrictions were first implemented.
- Georgia has averaged only 1.2 independent presidential candidates on the ballot since 1972—the worst in the nation.
- No independent candidate has qualified for the general election ballot for Congress in Georgia since the law was changed in 1964 to further restrict the ballot.
- Georgia has the most uncompetitive state legislature in the country – 81% of candidates this November will run unopposed.
Secretary Kemp, the right to vote means nothing if no one but Establishment candidates backed by GOP and Democrat insiders can get on the ballot.
I am appalled that even after a federal court ruled against you and ordered more reasonable requirements to help level the playing field, you’re fighting for the establishment cronies in the Republican and Democratic parties to restore the draconian regulations that restrict my ballot and take away my freedom to choose other candidates.
That’s why I’m joining my fellow Georgians to sign my Ballot Freedom Petition and demand more choices on my ballot.
It’s time for you end voter disenfranchisement in this state.
Stop working for Establishment insiders and start working for Georgia voters.