Nirvana bassist runs for public office

Krist Novoselic protests against Washington's election methods

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Nirvana's former bassist, Krist Novoselic, has announced he is running for public office to protest Washington State's election methods.

Novoselic filed papers on Wednesday (June 3) to run for county clerk in Wahkiakum County as a member of the 'Grange Party' - a party that doesn't actually exist - in order to bring attention to the state's policies of allowing candidates to name their own party affiliation.

In an email to The Daily World, Novoselic explained: "I listed 'prefers Grange Party' in this partisan race. Of course, there is no such thing as a Grange Party. Before I-872 was implemented in Washington, it would have been illegal to list Grange, or American Legion, Eagles, Boy Scouts or whatever next to a candidate's name on the public ballot. The way I-872 is implemented is confusing voters."

The politically-active musician currently serves as chairman of the Wahkiakum County Democratic Party.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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