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  •  Well, Some stated have fusion, (0+ / 0-)

    And a lot of the smaller parties don't have access everywhere..

    Just as an example, of one who would not be effective..

    The Peace and Freedom party in CA should nominate nominate either Jill Stein, Candidate for the Green Party nomination, or Stewart Alexander, the Socialist Party USA Candidate.   That would give him CA access on the P&F line..

    Another party has a different problem.  the Party of Socialism and Liberation nominated 2 people who are constitutionally unable to be elected.  They'll need placeholders in states that have the requirement that one must be able to take the job if elected.  

    •  Here's what I'm thinking. (0+ / 0-)

      99% sympathizes run the same stunt that Buchanan pulled on the Reform Party and target certain extant parties for take over to access ballots, infrastructure and funding. We simply show up during the assemblies and meetings for the target parties, vote ourselves into leadership and take over the orgs. Then, we run our own slate of candidates and write-ins where appropriate. The idea is that hacking existing parties is the fastest way to spin-up a truly independent political infrastructure.

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