Jul 30 2011

Tucson Daily Newspaper Belatedly Covers Ballot Qualification for Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

The July 30 Arizona Daily Star, Tucson’s daily newspaper, has this story about Americans Elect being a qualified party in Arizona. Americans Elect had turned in its party petition in Arizona on April 13, and in June the Secretary of State had said that the petition is valid. The story is interesting because it reveals that the Arizona petition drive used the services of 30 paid circulators. Read more »

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Jul 29 2011

Fourteen LNC Members File Joint Response to Judicial Committee Appeal

Source: Independent Political Report

Fourteen members of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) on July 28 submitted their response to the appeal filed by the Wes Wagner group claiming to lead the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO).

The June 19 appeal by the Wagner group claims that the LNC Executive Committee’s Read more »

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Jul 29 2011

Schedule of events for the media at the Green Party’s 2011 Annual National Meeting

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

The meeting will take place August 5-7 at Green Fest in Alfred, western New York; Greens will begin planning for the 2012 elections, including the presidential race; Elizabeth May, Canadian Green member of Parliament, and economist David C. Korten to speak via Skype

Theme of the meeting: “Building a Green Economy — No War. No Coal. No Gas. No Nukes.” Read more »

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Jul 29 2011

Maine Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument Date in Nader Case Against Democratic Party Behavior in 2004

Source: Ballot Access News

The Maine Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Nader v Democratic National Committee on September 14, at 2 p.m. The case is a tort and request for damages, filed by Ralph Nader against Democratic Party dirty tricks in the 2004 election. The Court will hear arguments over whether a trial should be permitted. Similar lawsuits filed by Nader earlier in federal court were defeated by the federal statute of limitations, but Maine has a six-year statute of Read more »

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Jul 29 2011

Libertarian Party: Please donate for ballot access

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Will you donate to help fund ballot access petition drives in New Hampshire and South Dakota?

We’re starting these petition drives for full party access early so we can get them out of the way efficiently before the frantic peak period in 2012. Most states don’t allow us to start this early. Read more »

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Jul 29 2011

Attorney in the anthrax case – Mark Grannis

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

“I sometimes tell people that being a regulatory lawyer in Washington is like selling ice in hell!”



YouTube video link

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Jul 29 2011

Americans Elect Collected 97,108 Signatures in Last Week

Source: Ballot Access News

Every Thursday, the Americans Elect web page posts the number of signatures collected on ballot access petitions to date. The July 28 figure is 1,747,557, up 97,108 from the previous week’s total. Read more »

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Jul 29 2011

Louisville Courier-Journal Story on Re-Organization of Kentucky Green Party

Source: Ballot Access News

The July 29 issue of the Louisville Courier-Journal has this story about the Green Party’s state convention. The article discusses Kentucky ballot access, but is not completely accurate. In Kentucky, if a group polls 2% of the vote for President, it is a qualified minor party for the next four years, and can nominate by convention, with no petitioning needed. The only parties that have attained that status, in the last 80 years, are the Reform Party 1996-2000, the Read more »

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Jul 28 2011

Dan Winslow, Chief Ballot Access Attorney for Americans Elect, Gives Interview

Source: Ballot Access News

See here to read an interview with Dan Winslow, chief ballot access attorney for Americans Elect. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link. Read more »

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Jul 28 2011

‘Libertarian Social’ w/ LP Presidential candidate Carl Person 8/13

Source: Independent Political Report

Time :
Saturday, August 13 · 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Location:
Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane (Room 101)
Warwick, RI
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