But Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, admitted publicly that’s precisely the purpose of the change. And the real goal is creating an easier path for GOP candidates to win.

Mesnard, in a late-night bid on the House floor last week on to corral necessary votes for the change, argued that people try to “manipulate the outcome of elections by putting third-party candidates on the ballot.””

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2013/06/some-arizona-republican-legislators-admit-they-passed-election-restriction-to-keep-libertarians-off-ballot/

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