Tuesday, July 20, 2010

End of Fusion?

Following the Superior Court ruling in my recent action, the judge's opinion seems to indicate that any candidate for any political office can have only one party. If this ruling is allowed to stand, it will be the end of fusion candidacies in Delaware and will force the members of every political party to limit their nominations to members of their own party, regardless of their preferences. This action is as big of a threat to the so-called "minor" parties as HB245, which increased the required number of registered voters to double the previous requirement for ballot access.

We believe that this opinion is deeply flawed as Delaware has historically allowed fusion candidacies. A number of examples were cited in our arguments, just from 2008. The difference in this case is that this time the candidates of a minor party attempted to fuse with one of the major parties. Both the Democrats and Republicans filed motions to intervene in our case, jointly. Just when you thought the Democrats and Republicans couldn't agree on anything, they have demonstrated that they do very much agree on continuing their monopoly on political power in the State of Delaware.

This cannot be allowed to stand.

We are in the process of reaching out to all of the other parties in the State of Delaware and encouraging them to support an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court and have this decision overturned. If you are interested in helping, please contact me via email at mcvay.will@gmail.com. We are also seeking and accepting donations to help cover our filing fees in the Supreme Court, which amount to $480. I will periodically update this posting to reflect the remaining funds yet to be raised.

Please help support the freedom of members of all parties to nominate a candidate of their choice instead of allowing the established two-party committees to remove candidates from their primary ballot through the rulings of an activist judge.

1 comment:

  1. you have my support, thanks for the update..