On Blogtalk Radio, Wed 1/19: Brian Bittner & Andy Jacobs on Maryland ballot access petitioning and arrest

from IPR/Independent Political Report
IPR Blogtalk Wednesday: Brian Bittner, Andy Jacobs on Maryland ballot access petitioning and arrest

IPR blogtalk will be on…Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern (7 PM Central) with Brian Bittner, Andy Jacobs and myself [Paulie from IPR], plus possibly other people to be announced later. If you would like to join us the call in number is (646) 200-0264 and you can listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ind-pol-report.

We’ll discuss ballot access barriers to alternative parties getting on the ballot in Maryland and illegal harassment of petitioners getting signatures to meet these onerous requirements on public property. Andy Jacobs is a petitioner who was arrested outside a library in Maryland after being told to leave and then saying he wanted record the police officers issuing this illegal order. Brian Bittner is the state chair of the Green Party of Maryland.

For background see:


Maryland Greens and Libertarians hand in signatures; petitioners harassed, one arrested at public library

Ballot Access News:

Veteran Petitioner Andy Jacobs Arrested for Petitioning Outside Public Library in Maryland

Baltimore Sun:

Green Party says library incident highlights petition drive concerns

Green Party Watch:

Personal account of ballot access petitioning and harassment in public places in Maryland

Maryland GP petitioner arrested (this was based on the Baltimore Sun report and other early reports that did not mention that Andy was petitioning for the Libertarian Party as well).

On The Wilder Side:

Veteran third party petitioner pepper-sprayed and arrested in Maryland

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