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Old 07-18-2007, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: Can Political Candidates knock on doors in deed restricted communities?

I have been involved in local, state and national political for a long time. This is an issue that is currently being reviewed in the high courts. So far, the courts are leaning in the direction that any prohibition or restrictions placed on political candidates has a chilling effect on the political process and is therefore in violation of constitutional law. Candidates have a limited amount of time to reach the voters and any roadblock that is put in their way is a violation. Even local statutes that limit the number of yard signs are being struck down. Trouble is that candidates do not have the knowledge, time, money or desire to fight this.

Think about it. If you live in a community that restricts campaigning. You may not even know your candidates come election day. How can deed restrictions, even if we sign them, supercede federal election law. No local law can ever supercede a federal law.
 
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