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I have a question for both Kelly and Bost: Do you support electoral reforms such as Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation, and would you try to convince your fellow party members to pass such reforms?

If Randy was actually doing a poor job of explaining Green Party policy, he wouldn't be polling as well because he wouldn't have Libertarian support. Greens and Libertarians are actually more similar than many people realize. Both parties are strong civil libertarians (ie, support civil libe…

The Mighty Pen commented on Voice of the Reader: Never heard back

I'd like to note that Randy Auxier (the Green Party candidate in the race), in addition to being a long-time SIUC professor of Philosophy and Communications, also has had experience in community radio. Kelly has about as much experience or interest in public radio and universities as Bost, w…

The Mighty Pen commented on Voice of the Reader: Justice denied

Oh yes, because Denmark is such a totalitarian state (sarcasm)! Oh, you were talking about the USSR and other boogeymen that the far-right loves to keep on dishonestly bringing up.

Oh please. The Southern already gave Kelly a guest column article on here. And they were even fair enough to give Randy Auxier one. The Democrats have constant news media coverage, many millions, even billions of dollars, of campaign funds (over which over a million has made its way to Kelly…

The Mighty Pen commented on Opinion | Randy Auxier: I sit in the aisle

Like Bequette did? Some of us don't ignore reality...

Which opponent? You read the article, you know that he's being opposed by Brendan Kelly and Randy Auxier. For democracy's sake, I hope that you consider freeing yourself from the two-party box that the aforementioned two parties have trapped you and so many others into.

Rich Miller seems to have a thing against Kash Jackson and the Libertarians, going even as far as to cancel a poll he made to see who people thought did the best in the debate, because Jackson was winning it (supposedly because the Libertarians had some sort of social media campaign for the …

The Mighty Pen commented on SIUC Cheerleader Continues Protest

You can choose to ignore the atrocities being committed in our country, you can choose to deify the flag and ignore the Constitution, but others will not. Botham Jean being the most recent example, this is why they kneel.

It would have been nice if The Southern had had the journalistic integrity and decency to add a note stating that Randy Auxier is also running as the Green Party's candidate. The Green Party is the district's third Established Party as per state election law.