Richard Winger has posted on his blog, Ballot-Access.org, that Texas Congressman and former Libertarian Presidential candidate Ron Paul has donated $500 to COFOE, the Coalition for Free and Open Election. This is the single largest donation ever given to the organization, which has lobbied, litigated, and advanced better ballot access laws for the past twenty-four years.
The donation may make it possible to go ahead with the long-delayed lawsuit against the District of Columbia for refusing to tally write-in votes for declared presidential candidates.
Anyone who donates $25 to COFOE per year receives a free copy of the printed Ballot Access News. If you wish to join, use this address: PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147.
I urge every single reader here at IPR to donate to COFOE, which is the single most effective ballot-access reform organization in the nation. It is headed by Richard Winger, a reader of IPR and friend to all third-parties. I can attest to Richard Winger’s integrity, his hard work, and his devotion to this cause, which has eaten up much of his time over the past twenty-four years.