Laura Williams

LPGeorgia Vice Chair on WABE-NPR, Championing Voter Choice, Ballot Access

With just ten legislative days left before Georgia’s “crossover day,” the battle to expand ballot equality for third party and independent candidates for office continues. The Libertarian Party drafted and found sponsors for HB191, which would remove unfair and often …

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Ballot Access is a Civil Right: Seeking Co-Sponsors to Reform Georgia’s Restrictions on Independent and Third Party Candidates

The hard-won right to vote is a centerpiece of the modern political landscape, but tells only half the story of representation. The right to cast a ballot is sacred, but the right to appear on a ballot is equally sacrosanct. …

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Federal Judge Sides with LPofGA Candidate: “Confirm All Provisional Ballots”

LPGa’s candidate for Secretary of State Smythe DuVal has been vindicated in his suit against state election officials, as a federal judge required counties to accept hundreds of provisional ballots with minor errors. Such ballots containing otherwise-valid voter information but …

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Congratulations, Atlanta: Eliminating Cash Bail is a Major Victory for Individual Rights

What happened: In a surprising victory for individual liberty, the Atlanta City Council voted Monday to end pretrial detention for nonviolent crimes, releasing citizens accused of misdemeanors with a signature, rather than requiring a large cash bail.  The ordinance recognizes that …

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