Your Right to Vote is Under Attack

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2012 at 12:56 am

Your voting rights are under attack – by Mitt Romney and the national Republicans.

Mitt Romney doesn’t want Gov. Gary Johnson on the ballot. It’s just that simple.

Clearly, the idea of giving voters a chance in November to vote for a presidential candidate who is serious about cutting spending, repealing the Patriot Act, ending the wars, and standing up for individual liberties is scaring the Republicans – and perhaps it should.

But rather than have a debate on these issues with Governor Johnson, the Republicans are trying to silence him. In elections offices and courts across the country, Republican operatives and lawyers are trying to remove Governor Johnson’s name from the ballot before the voters ever get a chance to cast their vote. Fending off these attacks is difficult, it is unfair…..and expensive.

You can help defend the rights of voters in those states. Go to www.garyjohnson2012.com today.

In Virginia, one of the most difficult states in the nation to qualify for the ballot, our supporters worked long and hard to submit thousands of signatures, and election officials approved them – something not even Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich accomplished. Nevertheless, a few days ago, the Republican Party challenged our petitions and forced us to devote precious resources to simply keeping Gov. Johnson on the ballot. We succeeded, as you can read here: Gary Johnson Makes Virginia Ballot. But it took a lot of time and money that could be used to buy radio and TV ads.

The same tactics are being used against Gov. Johnson in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere. The story is the same. Republican Party representatives and their lawyers are bringing frivolous challenges to our ballot qualifications – and making us spend our money to defend the rights of voters to support Gov. Johnson if they wish. And they just happen to be doing so in key states where polls show Gov. Johnson gaining ground.

Gov. Johnson needs your support to keep up the fight.

So far, we are winning these battles. Just yesterday, an Iowa court rejected the Republicans’ challenge. We prevailed in Virginia. And in the past couple of days, Gov. Johnson has been placed on the ballot in both New Hampshire and Hawaii. In all, we have qualified for the ballot in 43 states, and are committed to doing so in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

But the fight is just beginning. Right now, we are having to go to court in Michigan and Oklahoma, and we have heard from Republican operatives that they fully intend to try to remove Gov. Johnson from the ballot wherever they can.

So, here is what we have to do: Based on our experience so far, we know that it will cost at least $100,000 just to fend off these frivolous ballot challenges – and that is money we HAVE to spend. With only a month or so remaining before ballots have to be printed, we must have those funds available NOW. Please go to www.garyjohnson2012.com and contribute whatever amount you can to make sure we can keep up the fight. Every dollar counts.

Your support and generosity have brought us to the point where our opponents are trying everything they can to keep Gov. Johnson off the ballot. We can’t let that happen. Not even in a single state. While the Republicans are flying around the country and hiring the most expensive law firms in places like Des Moines and Philadelphia, our attorneys are driving from state to state and depending on great supporters to help mount our defenses.

We’re going to win, but not without your help. Please contribute to our “Let Us Vote” fund today at www.garyjohnson2012.com. It is essential that we raise $100,000 to keep up the fight – and keep winning.

Liberty MUST be on the ballot in November. That’s what Governor Johnson’s campaign is about, and it starts with your help today.

Thank you for your friendship to Governor Johnson, and your support.

Ron Nielson
Senior Advisor
Governor Gary Johnson

P.S. Keep an eye out for updates and news stories about our ballot fights in Michigan, Oklahoma and elsewhere. There are new developments every day. Please get involved by going to www.garyjohnson2012.com and making a contribution.

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