Syracuse.com, November 26, 2019
By Howie Hawkins
The “Democrats’ Secret Plan to Kill Third Parties in New York,” as the headline on an Oct. 29 New York Times report put it, is no longer secret.
On Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, the Public Campaign Financing Commission voted to raise the vote threshold to secure a party ballot line from 50,000 to the higher of 130,000 or 2% every two years in gubernatorial and presidential years, instead of every four years in gubernatorial elections. They also tripled the petition signatures required to put an independent candidate for statewide office to 45,000…(continue reading)