This petition was created in order to eliminate the unfair requirements where a Presidential candidate must have a mathematical chance of securing an Electoral College majority in an election and the requirement that the candidate receive 15 percent of the national electorate to participate in the United States Presidential Debates. Republican and Democratic Presidential Candidates become household words because obscene amounts of money funded by Super PACS, millionaires and anonymous corporations pay for the lion's share of their advertising. Since third party candidates like the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson don't have the monetary resources to buy this overwhelming amount of advertising, then as long as these rules are in effect these candidates will never have a chance to be heard alongside Democrat and Republican candidates. By signing this petition we hope to bring this injustice to the forefront and begin a dialogue where the rules can be adjusted to accommodate viable third party Presidential Candidates.
Ken Ashton started this petition with a single signature, and now has 2,597 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.