Horning: Primary elections, as implemented in Indiana, are illegal

The Horning for Congress campaign released the following press statement today:

(Freedom, Indiana) Members of the private clubs called the Democratic and Republican parties have incrementally and over the past century written legislation to create and protect their status as “major parties” (a special political class of citizens) with special privileges under Indiana Code.

By maintaining arbitrary thresholds (see Ind. Code § 3-10-1-2) that suppress all other candidates and political organizations, they have granted themselves taxpayer funded primary elections, which implicitly provide more money, public attention, free advertising and media promotion to only Democrats and Republicans at the actual expense of all alternatives.

This is an obvious violation of the Indiana Constitution’s Article I, Section 23:

“The General Assembly shall not grant to any citizen, or class of citizens, privileges or immunities, which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens.”

We are investigating options for a legal remedy.

Learn more about the Horning for Congress campaign online at: http://www.horningforcongress.com/

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