Many of you probably aren’t aware just what third party and independent candidates have to go through just to be on a ballot.
Take for example this year’s presidential election. A candidate running for president as an independent in 2008 would have to collect 867,134 signatures from voters in all 50 states in order to have his or her name printed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
By comparison, Republican and Democratic nominees have to collect a grand total of zero signatures to have their name printed on the ballot in all 50 states when Nov. 4 rolls around. That’s right. Zero.