Friday, March 10, 2017

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill that Outlaws Fusion Voting

Electoral Fusion is an arrangement where two or more Political Parties on a Ballot list the same Candidate, pooling the Votes for that Candidate. Distinct from the process of Electoral Alliances in that the Political Parties remain separately listed on the Ballot, the practice of Electoral Fusion in Jurisdictions where it exists allows Minor Parties to influence Election results and policy by offering to Endorse or Nominate a Major Party's Candidate.

Electoral fusion is also known as Fusion Voting, Cross Endorsement, and Multiple Party Nomination.

On March 9th, the New Hampshire State Senate passed SB 114. It outlaws Fusion, and says a General Election Candidate can only receive the Nomination of one Party.

CLICK HERE for information about the Bill.

In New York, Fusion Voting allowed Mike Bloomberg to win the Mayoral race three times with the support of the Independence Party Ballot line.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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