Jun 30 2011

Former Green Presidential Nominee Challenges Atlanta Congressman Lewis vote to fund Obama’s War Against Libya at Odds with his own words

Source: Green Party (GP.org) / Georgia Green Party

“At a time when the American people have been asked to tighten their belts, teachers are receiving pink slips, the vital statistics of the American people reveal a health care crisis in the making, and the U.S. government is in serious threat of default, our President and Congress have decided that a new war, this time against the people of Libya, is appropriate,” said Cynthia McKinney at a Press Conference held Wednesday in front of the offices of Congressman John Lewis. Read more »

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Jun 30 2011

It’s Official – Libertarians received over 1 million votes for U.S. House

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

from Ballot Access News:

Clerk of U.S. House of Representatives Publishes November 2010 Election Results

June 29th, 2011

Ever since 1920, the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives has been publishing a book that shows how many votes each candidate for Congress received in the preceding election. The Clerk has just published the latest volume, which is titled “Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010.” The book is interesting because it includes tables at the back, showing the vote for each house of Congress by party. These tables will not recognize a minor party candidate for Congress as a candidate of that party, unless the state prints the party’s label on the ballot. For example, Oklahoma and Tennessee have extremely easy ballot access for non-presidential independent candidates, but extremely difficult ballot access for new and minor parties. Therefore, minor party candidates in Oklahoma and Tennessee for over ten years have all been on the ballot as “independent”, so the Clerk’s tables show those votes in the Independent column, not the column of any particular party.

Even with that limitation, the 2010 chart for U.S. House lists the Libertarian Party’s national vote total as 1,002,511. The Clerk’s tables have credited the Libertarian Party with over 1,000,000 votes for U.S. House in five elections now. Besides 2010, they are: 2000 1,610,292; 2002 1,030,189; 2004 1,040,465; and 2008 1,083,096. The Clerk’s booklet has never credited any other party (besides the Democrats and Republicans) with as many as 1,000,000 votes for U.S. House. The Progressive Party had over 1,000,000 votes for U.S. House in 1912, but the booklet didn’t exist back then. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the news about the book.

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Jun 30 2011

Process Begins for Voters to Sign Up for Americans Elect Presidential Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 30, the Americans Elect web page was expanded, so that anyone can sign up to become a voter in the party’s process for choosing a presidential nominee. Those who sign up are also given a chance to answer 64 questions on policy. The web address is www.AmericansElect.org. Read more »

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Jun 29 2011

Maine Struggles to get Precise Election Data Needed to Determine Political Party Ongoing Status

Source: Ballot Access News

In 2009, the Maine legislature eased the vote test for a party to remain ballot-qualified. The old test required a party to poll 5% of the vote for the office at the top of the ticket, at either of the last two elections. This was a difficult test, but the Green Party satisfied it by polling over 5% for Governor in all gubernatorial elections 1994 through 2006. Read more »

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Jun 29 2011

Philly News Article on Pennsylvania Ballot Access

Source: Ballot Access News

Philly News of June 29 has this article about Pennsylvania ballot access for minor parties and independent candidates. The article was undoubtedly triggered by Ralph Nader’s recent letter to members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on that subject. Read more »

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Jun 29 2011

Dr. Mary Ruwart: A Winning Strategy for the Libertarian Party?

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

On June 19, Dr. Mary Ruwart discussed “The Future of the Libertarian Movement” to fellow Libertarians in Manchester, New Hampshire. Based on the 2008 election results and her 25 years running as an LP candidate, Dr. Ruwart suggested a shift in strategy to make every election a winning one. You can view her talk at:

YouTube video link (part 1 of 4)
YouTube video link (part 2 of 4)
YouTube video link (part 3 of 4)
YouTube video link (part 4 of 4)

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Jun 29 2011

Dignity Fact Finding Delegation to Libya to Report Back

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

Georgia Greens join Cynthia McKinney, Diaspora Leaders at Press Conference on Libya

ATLANTA, GA. — Members of the African Diaspora will hold a press conference with the ‘Dignity Delegation’ this Wednesday June 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Atlanta on their eyewitness and investigative Fact-Finding Mission to Libya. The Press Conference will be led by the former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and other members of the ‘Dignity Delegation’. Read more »

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Jun 29 2011

Wayne Root’s Bold Tax Proposal in Thursday’s Washington Times

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Read Wayne Root’s bold tax proposal- the lead Commentary in Thursday’s Washington Times:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/29/give-americans-an-income…

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Jun 29 2011

The Future Of The Libertarian Political Movement Conference In Manchester, New Hampshire Draws Few Attendees & Offers No Solutions To Revitalize The Libertarian Party

Source: Liberty Lion (drtomstevens.blogspot.com) (posted June 28)

A one-day conference entitled The Future Of The Libertarian Political Movement was recently held on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Highlander Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire. George Phillies organized the conference, co-sponsored by the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, and promised to cover any losses. He had support from his State Committee, Angela Keaton and Rich Tomasso. Read more »

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Jun 29 2011

Clerk of U.S. House of Representatives Publishes November 2010 Election Results

Source: Ballot Access News

Ever since 1920, the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives has been publishing a book that shows how many votes each candidate for Congress received in the preceding election. The Clerk has just published the latest volume, which is titled “Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010.” The book is interesting because it includes tables at the back, showing the vote for each house of Congress by party. Read more »

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