3. Petition Challenge. Politicians also will use the petition challenge process to knock a potential opponent off the ballot so they will have no competition. The political apparatus that supports them – and wants to keep them in power – will send a team of “volunteers”, with lawyers, to review the wording of the petitions, every signature, every petition passer, every notary on every petition a challenger has filed in order to get on the ballot. They will make numerous petition challenges which forces a potential opponent to spend time and money just to survive and stay on the ballot. The sole reason? They hope to have them thrown off the ballot thereby killing off competition.
So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.
Tomorrow… Politician Competition Killing Trick #4… Political Muscle and Intimidation