Those Jackasses

Joel Bleifuss

Democrats in the New Mexico House have introduced legislation requiring that a third party receive 10 percent of the statewide vote (up from 5 percent) in order to earn major party status. Such a move would effectively take the Green Party of New Mexico off the ballot.

Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

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