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Damien Ober, the Libertarian challenger to D.C.’s shadow senator, Paul Strauss, has turned in his petitions, hopefully with the 3,000 legit names he needs to get on the ballot. He’ll find out if he made it Sept. 8. Ober says he learned a lot about the political process through the arduous work of gathering signatures. He learned how to explain his platform to one voter while scanning the crowd for his next prospect, although on one occasion, an impatient signatory threw the clipboard back in Ober’s face. While Ober understands that it shouldn’t be too easy to get on the ballot, he still thinks it’s harder than it should be. “It’s a one-party town,” he says, “And the people in charge make the rules.” Here’s his newest video: