ARIZONA: Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Bill Effectively Barring Third Party Candidates

Laurie Roberts writes for Arizona Central:

This afternoon, Gov. Jan Brewer signed an elections bill that basically wipes out Libertarian and other third-party candidates, boosting their signature requirements to unattainable levels. Green Party candidates would actually have to collect more signatures than they have party members.

Wasn’t it just a few months ago that our leaders were oh so concerned about making sure that voters had choices? Who can forget their collective whine that last year’s top-two primary initiative would virturally assure that no third-party candidate would ever again appear on a general-election ballot? Now they’ve guaranteed it.

Roberts notes that the bill’s GOP sponsor calls her measure an “election integrity bill.” (Tipped by JMG read Homer)