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Posted: 5/1/2018 1:36:02 AM EDT
Anybody else get theirs yet?

There sure are a lot of socialists on the ballot (Peace and Freedom Party is the CA Socialist Party). Their platforms are so stereotypical - calling for an end to capitalism, the abolishment of health insurance companies, "revolutionary change", and rants against misogyny, white supremacy, and evil corporations.

Is this normal for CA? Living in MA and NH I don't ever recall seeing socialists on ballots (most likely they ran as Democrats) until Bernie Sanders. Are they just coming out of the woodwork, or have they openly been running as socialists for a while?
Link Posted: 5/1/2018 1:35:35 PM EDT
The democrat party in California are also socialists, just a different name

Welcome to California!
Link Posted: 5/1/2018 3:37:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2018 3:38:56 PM EDT by Trollslayer]
California has had hard core socialist and communist party candidates on the ballots for a very long time. Sometimes you have to ferret them out by their stances on the issues rather than the party affiliation.
Link Posted: 5/1/2018 11:49:25 PM EDT
Not just leftist fringe parties, either. There have been a wide range of small parties of various sorts who have made their way to the ballots. Kind of wonder why this wouldn't be the case in many states.
Link Posted: 5/2/2018 1:20:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Featureless:
Not just leftist fringe parties, either. There have been a wide range of small parties of various sorts who have made their way to the ballots. Kind of wonder why this wouldn't be the case in many states.
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It's been pretty much the same six parties as long as I can remember. Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Peace & Freedom, and American Independent (George Wallace's old party, now affiliated with the Constitution Party).
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