Winger, Richard


Richard Lee Winger has been for the last forty years the leading advocate in the United States for minor political parties, in particular for more equitable laws allowing access to the ballot for minor parties. Though he has no formal education in law, Winger is regarded as a formidable authority on election law, having testified as such in countless court cases across the country, and having been published in journals ranging from the Journal of Election Law to the Fordham Urban Law Review. Since 1985 he has published Ballot Access News, a monthly newsletter covering developments in ballot access law and among the minor parties generally.


I agree that the national initiative is very desirable, but I can’t see how to get it. We can’t even get any more states to accept the initiative. The last time was in 1983, Mississippi.