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Georgia Green Party’s Dixon discusses building party in state

dixonCounterPunch interviews Georgia Green Party activist Bruce Dixon, managing editor of Black Agenda Report, about building the party in the state and nationally. Dixon said, “We won a victory in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals here in Georgia…and the court lowered the barrier of the number of signatures in Georgia from 50,000 signatures, or 1% of turnout in the last statewide election, down to 7,500 signatures. … In North Carolina the barrier is 90,000 signatures right now, but the court lowered the number of signatures we need to get a statewide candidate on the ballot in Georgia from 50,000, in early March, to 7,500 and we feel very confident that we can make that goal.”

Dixon added, “If the Green Party in Georgia is able to get one percent of the presidential vote this year and field 16 electors, then we will have a spot on the ballot for 2018, and we’ll be able to keep that spot on the ballot as long as we can turn out one percent of the vote in November.”

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