For Cooper’s name to appear on the general election ballot this November, he had to collect and submit 3,000 valid signatures. Today, he submitted more than 4,000 signatures for ballot access.
This time-consuming task of securing ballot access was a perfect example of how Democrats and Republicans have rigged the rules to empower themselves. They don’t like competition. So, they restrict it by writing complicated laws and regulations designed to discourage newcomers from stepping up.
Unlike the other candidates for MI-11, not a single petition signature was paid for. These signatures were collected solely by volunteers, and Cooper himself who personally collected more than 3,000 signatures. Ask anyone involved—it wasn’t easy. But the love, support, and readiness of voters for a new way forward made the effort more than worth it.
Big news! I just filled 4,000 signatures for ballot access. pic.twitter.com/hbx7kUCQU3
— Cooper Nye ?? (@Coop4Congress) July 18, 2018