Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Indianapolis Star has seen fit to exclude the Libertarian Party of Indiana from their "Voter Guide" as posted on the front page of their website. Missing from the guide are notable candidates such as Libertarian Secretary of State candidate Mike Kole, House candidates Eric Schansberg and Sheri Connover Sharlow, State Senate candidate Kenn Gividen and many others. The egregious and deliberate exclusion of the only third party with ballot access in Indiana is indicative of the Gannett run papers political agenda and their obvious goal of retaining the political status quo in Indiana.
As is easily discernable by their editorial stances and calls for action the Indianapolis Star has no interest in promoting smaller, fiscally conservative government. This is yet one instance of the Star promoting the current political paradigm and maintaining the status quo. It is also a grave disservice to the voters of Indiana and serves to cheat them of total and accurate information for purposes of voting.
The Hamilton County Libertarian Party calls upon the Indianapolis Star to correct this grave disservice to the voting public by removing their so-called Voters Guide until such a time as it accurately reflects the true voting choices available to Hoosier citizens.
The Hamilton County LP also calls upon voters and Indianapolis Star readers to contact the Star, its editors and officers and urge them to remove their guide until it reflects the true ballot status of candidates in Indiana.
For more on this issue please visit Kole Hard Facts.
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