aj2181: In my opinion the whacko election laws in each state need to be codified on the federal level. Of course then you get into the problem of the Constitution reserving those rights to the States. I however would favor federal control. (Yeah for you conservitives I know...I'm just wanting the Government to control everything) If you look at the election laws in each state they are all very different and severely advantage the incumbent. Take Indiana...we only have a choice between democrats, the GOP, and Libertarian. Personally I think anyone of any party should be able to run. So anyone else have an opinion??