Daren Bakst

Posts by Daren Bakst (page 10)

  • Ballot Access Laws Undermine the Right to Vote

    When you go to the polls in North Carolina, you have less freedom to choose who you want to elect than citizens of virtually every other state.  A recent North Carolina Supreme Court decision will continue to restrict our electoral freedom.  However, the state legislature is considering a bill that would protect our rights. For a political party to get its candidate on the ballot, it must obtain signatures equivalent to 2 percent of the number of individuals who voted in the previous gubernatorial election.  This would amount to about 85,000 signatures. If the party's candidate receives 2 percent of the statewide vote in the election, the party doesn't have to acquire the signatures for the next election.  If the candidate doesn't receive the 2 percent, the political party has to go through the arduous process of acquiring signatures again.
    Daren Bakst, March 18, 2011
  • Higher Energy Prices Are Good!

    Environmental extremists want higher energy prices and believe it to be beneficial regardless of the costs to the poor and other North Carolinians. A recent letter to the editor in the News & Observer from a representative from the NC. Sierra Club confirms the extremists’ agenda. From the letter:…
    Daren Bakst, March 17, 2011