Major party candidates aren’t the only ones running
The Canton Community Association recently held a candidate forum for those running for mayor and the City Council. But only the candidates from the two major political parties and the Green Party showed up.
If we are going to hold elections for state, local and federal offices but only invite candidates affiliated with a political party, that’s not democracy. Why are we so biased against candidates who don’t belong to any political party?
Just because registered voters in the city are overwhelmingly Democrats, we keep many nonpartisan candidates out of the election process, and that is why many voters and candidates alike believe the system is rigged, as Donald Trump would say.
I implore voters to use the Internet and organizations like the League of Women Voters to gain a boarder knowledge about all the candidates who are running and what they stand for.