Apr 30 2011

Resolution for Opposition to the Fair Tax – As Approved

Source: Constitution Party

by Constitution Party National Committee
Harrisburg, PA

Whereas, Constitution Party candidates are often asked for their position on the Fair Tax; and

Whereas, potential supporters of Constitution Party candidates often favor the Fair Tax, and

Whereas, Constitution Party candidates and leaders are being asked and will be asked their party’s position on the Fair Tax and the reasons for that position, Read more »

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Apr 30 2011

Arizona Governor Signs Bill that Puts Green Party on 2012 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On the evening of April 28, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2304, an omnibus election law bill. Among many other provisions, it says that when a party qualifies for the ballot, it gets the next two elections, not just the next election. Because the Arizona Green Party had successfully petitioned in 2010, Read more »

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Apr 30 2011

Arizona Bill Signed for Tea Party License Plates

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 28, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1402, which adds ten new categories of specialized license plates, including a “Don’t Tread on Me” plate that will raise money for an Arizona Tea Party Committee (see section 28-2439.01 of the bill). Read more »

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Apr 30 2011

Americans Elect Explains Why it is Using More Difficult Procedure to Qualify as a Party in California

Source: Ballot Access News

Americans Elect’s web page has this article, explaining why it is circulating a petition to qualify as a party in California, instead of using the easier registration method. California lets a new party qualify if it has registration equal to 1% of the last gubernatorial vote, or if it submits a petition Read more »

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Apr 30 2011

U.S. District Court Denies Relief to North Carolina Independent Candidate who Argued one Petition is Enough

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 28, a U.S. District Court in North Carolina declined to provide any relief to Mark Brody, an independent candidate for the legislature in both 2008 and 2010. North Carolina has the nation’s 3rd highest petition requirement for independent candidates for the legislature, 4% of the number of registered voters. Read more »

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Apr 28 2011

Tennessee Senate Again Postpones Consideration of Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 28, the Tennessee Senate, which had been set to debate the ballot access bill that day, postponed that bill until May 5. The Senate bill, SB 935, has seven amendments pending, some of which lower the number of signatures needed for a new party to get on the ballot. Read more »

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Apr 27 2011

Ralph Nader Predicts that President Obama will be Re-Elected in 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

Ralph Nader has this interesting commentary about the 2012 presidential election on Bloomberg.

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Apr 27 2011

20 issues trump birth certificate circus

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the much-discussed release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate, Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle had this to say:

“Instead of wasting so much ink on this birther story, the press should be giving a lot more attention to the many real disasters of the Obama administration. The Libertarian Party recently released a list of ’20 Obama problems, 20 Libertarian solutions.’ Read more »

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Apr 27 2011

Michigan Supreme Court Won’t Hear Socialist Party Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 25, the Michigan Supreme Court issued this order, refusing to hear Socialist Party of Michigan v Secretary of State, 142163. The party had complained that Michigan requires almost twice as many signatures for a new party to get on the ballot, than it requires votes for an old party to remain on the ballot. Read more »

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Apr 27 2011

Minor Parties Won Majority of Vote in March 29 Rochester, New York, Special Mayoral Election

Source: Ballot Access News

Rochester, New York, held a special partisan election for Mayor on March 29, 2011. The official results have been released. They are: Thomas S. Richards, Democrat, 49.05%; William A. Johnson, 32.03% on the Working Families line and another 10.18% on the Independence Party line; and Alexander J. White, Green Party, 8.74%.

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