MD Political Parties

stgislander

Well-Known Member
I received a letter today from the St. Mary's County Board of Elections stating that the Libertarian Party of MD is no longer recognized by the State. It gave me five options to affiliate with another party. Those five are:

  1. Democrat
  2. Republican
  3. Bread and Roses
  4. Unaffiliated
  5. Other Party.
My party has been changed to "Other-Libertarian".

So my question was who/what is the Bread and Roses party? Well here they are... a self-identified Socialist party.

 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
How is it that some seriously fringe party can get on the ballot and the Libertarians can't?
 

PeoplesElbow

Well-Known Member
How is it that some seriously fringe party can get on the ballot and the Libertarians can't?
I would guess that the Libertarians didn't do their due diligence by registering or something where some retard from Bread and Roses was all over that.
 

Ken King

A little rusty but not crusty
PREMO Member
I would guess that the Libertarians didn't do their due diligence by registering or something where some retard from Bread and Roses was all over that.
Pretty sure it is a standard built into the law to require a party to have registered members in excess of 1% of the counted vote in the previous election to automatically recertify, failing that they must file a petition with 10,000 registered voters.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
Not every one of them is Chris.
Sure they are - it's their party platform.

BUT!! Hey Chris! Don't you want to be politically active? Take charge and whip them Libertarians into shape so they can be on the ballot!
 

Toxick

Splat
Sure they are - it's their party platform.


I can say with an obnoxious amount of certainty that supporting legalization of drugs does not mean one partakes.

I can also say with the same amount of certainty that being a Libertarian does not automatically make you hate cops.
 
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Chris0nllyn

Well-Known Member
Maryland law states that a party needs min. 1% of state registered voters in order to be a recognized party. Or collect 10,000 signatures from MD registered voters.

The Bread and Roses party got 10,000 signatures.
 

This_person

Well-Known Member
Pretty sure there should be no parties, just people who run for office.

To clarify, the parties surely may exist, but government should not pick and choose, or even officially recognize (for ballot purposes) political parties.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
To clarify, the parties surely may exist, but government should not pick and choose, or even officially recognize (for ballot purposes) political parties.
I understand why the state doesn't allow just any old "party" and there must be at least some support for it to be on the ballot. Otherwise there would be 8 million candidates for 8 million "parties", including the Vraiblonde For Imperial Queen of the Universe Party (membership: 1 (maybe 2)). But I really thought the Libertarians were more together than they apparently are.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
Maryland law states that a party needs min. 1% of state registered voters in order to be a recognized party. Or collect 10,000 signatures from MD registered voters.

The Bread and Roses party got 10,000 signatures.
I was being serious when I said you should consider getting more politically involved with the L Party and help them get their chit straight. I think you could bring them some leadership skills.
 

Gilligan

#*! boat!
PREMO Member
I received a letter today from the St. Mary's County Board of Elections stating that the Libertarian Party of MD is no longer recognized by the State. It gave me five options to affiliate with another party. Those five are:

  1. Democrat
  2. Republican
  3. Bread and Roses
  4. Unaffiliated
  5. Other Party.
My party has been changed to "Other-Libertarian".
I'm still "Other-Druid". We were going to collect some more signatures but got to drinking mead and forgot ...again...
 
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Kyle

Imagine No Democrats
PREMO Member
I was being serious when I said you should consider getting more politically involved with the L Party and help them get their chit straight. I think you could bring them some leadership skills.
I heard they meet at the Mechanicsville Weed store daily.
 

This_person

Well-Known Member
I understand why the state doesn't allow just any old "party" and there must be at least some support for it to be on the ballot. Otherwise there would be 8 million candidates for 8 million "parties", including the Vraiblonde For Imperial Queen of the Universe Party (membership: 1 (maybe 2)). But I really thought the Libertarians were more together than they apparently are.
I'd rather have 8,000,000 candidates than two that are not beholden to the population
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
Maryland law states that a party needs min. 1% of state registered voters in order to be a recognized party. Or collect 10,000 signatures from MD registered voters.

The Bread and Roses party got 10,000 signatures.
Isn't that scary? It is to me.
 
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