The EndPartisanship.org coalition filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey demanding that every voter should have an equal and meaningful vote at every stage of the state-funded election process, regardless of their party affiliation or non-affiliation.
Over 47% of New Jersey voters choose not to register with a political party and 42% of American voters now self-identify as Independent or unaffiliated voters, yet most states have primary systems that give political parties special access to the voting franchise and penalize voters who do not wish to join a political party.
Fewer than 8% of all registered voters participated in New Jersey’s last primary election at a cost of $12 million to the taxpayers. This amounted to more than $92 per vote cast. And 2.6 million New Jersey voters were not allowed to vote in the primary election unless they joined either the Republican or Democratic Party.
This campaign is now moving into more states, possibly yours! But first we need some help from you to pool the resources that will be necessary to put voters above parties and constitutionally challenge exclusive, partisan elections across the nation.
The #EndPartisanship campaign is launching the next phase of the state-by-state legal strategy on Monday, May 12th at 5:30 pm PT.
It will take place at the Law Firm of Thorsnes, Bartalotta, McGuire LLP in San Diego, California.
Professor Lawrence Claus
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Michael H. Drucker
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