Birmingham News Carries Account of Unfair Petition-Checking Procedures for 2016 Libertarian Petition for Party Status in Jefferson County


By Richard Winger The Birmingham News has this detailed account of ballot access restrictions in Alabama for new or small political parties. It is by Leigh LaChine, chair of the state’s Libertarian Party. The second half of the article explains the unfair practices this year, as the party tries to obtain political party status in Jefferson County (which includes Birmingham). The petition signature validity-checking procedures are very faulty. …read more