Commentary: Time for a sane alternative to the Moore circus, write in Ron Bishop for U.S. Senate

Recent revelations regarding sexual misconduct from Republican U.S. Senate Roy Moore has turned the special election for Jeff Sessions’ vacated seat into a carnival sideshow. Accusations from five women so far have involved statements that Moore made improper sexual advances on teenage girls while serving as a district attorney decades ago in Gadsen, Alabama.

Dozens of Republican lawmakers, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Arizona Sen. John McCain and senior Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, have called for Moore to withdraw from the race. Conservative talking head Sean Hannity has demanded the truth regarding the story. The Republican National Committee has pulled out of a fundraising agreement with Moore’s campaign and this has Republicans frantically seeking a write-in candidate. In all of this, Moore adamantly refuses to step down.

While Republicans are desperately pushing for Luther Strange or another Republican to be their write-in candidate, the Libertarian Party of Alabama already has a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate: Ron Bishop. Bishop was unfairly excluded from his name being on the ballot because of the state’s draconian, outdated ballot access laws, requiring 20 percent of the vote in a statewide race to retain ballot access. These kind of rules results a two-party duopoly, which continues to even more unreliable with each passing election cycle.

Voters in Alabama are facing two incredibly disgusting choices to represent them and have been denied a sane, reasonable, common-sense alternative unless they take the initiative to write a name in themselves.

Alabama voters, you have the alternative right in front of you, if you would just write in his name – Ron Bishop. At least he’s a Senate candidate who will represent you with ideals such as fiscal sanity and responsibility, social harmony and peace and justice for all.

Bishop holds common-sense positions that most Alabamians agree with on both sides of the aisle.

On December 12, you don’t have to suffer with a Democrat who may end up unchallenged should Roy Moore drop out of the race. You can opt to make your voice heard by voting for neither and writing in Ron Bishop to be your next U.S. Senator.

Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed and GM/program director of the Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network and Podcast Network. Leonard is also general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks, an active contributor to four newspapers for Pana News Group and a contributing writer to My Sports Vote.

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