long-distance candidacy

WikiLeaks Julian Assange is One Step Closer to Running for Australian Senate

Fighting extradition with one arm, fighting for office with the other.
(Illustration: Jose Mesa, flickr)

(Illustration: Jose Mesa, flickr)

Julian Assange has filed documents that will allow the WikiLeaks founder to run for the Australian senate, clearing the way for a campaign dedicated to ”the democratic requirement of truthfulness from government, according to The Age.

Mr. Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he is avoiding extradition to Sweden (and possibly the United States). If elected, and prevented from holding office by his legal predicament, Mr. Assange has indicated that he would cede his seat to another member of the WikiLeaks Party.

We wonder if it’s possible to PayPal Mr. Assange a campaign contribution.

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