Annapolis On-Line Newspaper Features Story About Bob Auerbach, who Has Been Fighting for Better Ballot Access in Maryland Since 1972

Eye on Annapolis, an on-line newspaper covering the Annapolis, Maryland area since 2009, has this feature story about Bob Auerbach. The story says that he will be on the November ballot as the Green Party nominee for U.S. House, 5th district. The story focuses on the fact that he is 92 and has been a peace activist for many decades.

Auerbach has been fighting for better ballot access in Maryland since at least 1972. He was active in the Peoples’ Party back then, the party that ran Dr. Benjamin Spock for President in 1972. He was the lead plaintiff in a Peoples’ Party ballot access lawsuit against the Maryland ballot access laws, which at the time seemed to say that if the Peoples’ Party wanted to put Dr. Spock on the ballot, it would have needed to collect 49,341 valid signatures on a candidate petition by March, as well as a separate petition containing 10,000 valid signatures. Although the lawsuit did not win, it caused the Maryland Attorney General to write an opinion saying new parties that submitted the 10,000 signature petition and only wanted to place a presidential nominee on the ballot didn’t need to do the huge candidate petition.


  1. Larry Allred · · Reply

    The candidate that’s best on ballot access issues is the best candidate; The most worthy of a vote and the best understanding of what a polity ought to be.

  2. I was recently walking inside the old MD statehouse, built in 1695. The town is full of history. George Washington resigned from the Continental Army at the statehouse. Annapolis was the capital of the USA for two years, before DC was split off just a stone’s throw to the south.

    The state building is about three blocks up the hill from the civic port, where original brick building still stand and where slaves were traded. 😦

    I’m related to the English father of the 1st and 2nd Governors of Maryland, Ben Ogle and his son, both multi-term Governors who were popular and entertained many constitutionalists. I recently visited the original house, now Ogle Hall (a retired admiral’s club) and the Naval Academy of Annapolis.

    I’ve been sitting in on the Annapolis Green Party meetings, and three of their members joined the Annapolis/DC Mini-state Parliament:

    The MD Green Party is friendly towards Libertarians, and I was warmly accepted to their meetings.

    Hope you like it!

    Very truly yours,
    –James Ogle [Free Parliamentary]
    (415) 686-1996

    “Why do you THINK they called it Google?”

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