A Disservice to Mr. Bell
markm at voicenet.com
Fri Nov 15 11:28:03 PST 1996
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On Fri, 15 Nov 1996 hallam at vesuvius.ai.mit.edu wrote:
> >Note that the libertarian party is the only
> >non-mainstream party in history to get a candidate registered in all 50
> >twice in a row.
> Untrue, Ross Perot managed it and gained ten times the votes.
> Also the natural law party managed it, a fact which kida points
> to the significance of the achievement.
Ross Perot isn't a political party. The Natural Law Party most certainly did
not get registered in all 50 states twice in a row. This is only their second
election and they only got registered in 36 states in 1992. Ross Perot may
have gained ten times the votes, but he did it with 100 times the money. He
also accepted matching funds.
> >It's also the third largest political party in the country.
> Also untrue, the Reform party is a considerably more significant
The Libertarian party has branches in all 50 states and has run candidates for
the senate and representatives. The Libertarian party's homepage does say
that they are the third largest political party and the Reform party's page
does not seem to have any info on number of members or anything that would
contradict the Libertarian party's claim.
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