Aug 09 2011

Libertarian Party Nominees and Party Officers Win Legal Struggles on Freedom of Information in Illinois and New Jersey

Source: Ballot Access News

The Libertarian Party nominee for Attorney General of Illinois in 2010, and a state officer of the New Jersey Libertarian Party, both won freedom of information battles against government officials this week. See this Illinois story and this New Jersey story. Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

Americans Elect: Watch Elliot Ackerman on The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) This Wednesday, Aug. 10

Source: Americans Elect (from e-mail sent August 9, 2011)

Hi Supporter,

Thank you for previously visiting AmericansElect.org. Over the past months, we’ve worked to make Americans Elect a reality with a directly nominated presidential candidate on the ballot in every state.

If you have already come back and signed up, thank you. If you haven’t, please come back to Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

Americans Elect: Calling All Registered Voters

Source: Americans Elect

One question we’re frequently asked is, “Do I need to be a registered voter in order to participate in Americans Elect?” The answer is YES!

Next June, Americans Elect will host a secure, state-of-the-art, online convention during which YOU become a delegate and select the candidate who will appear on the Americans Elect Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

Americans Elect: Not A Third Party, It’s A Second Way

Source: Americans Elect (posted August 5, 2011)

Americans Elect isn’t a third party, it’s a second way to nominate presidential candidates. What’s the difference, you ask?

Well, political parties are known for their specific ideologies and agendas — issues that define them as a whole and serve as a sorting system for potential candidates. And, if you were to Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

Americans Elect, The Place to Turn

Source: Americans Elect (posted August 4, 2011)

Watch Americans Elect’s Chief Operating Officer, Elliot Ackerman, on MSNBC’s Hardball



YouTube video link

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Aug 09 2011

Ohio Libertarians sue for ballot access

Source: Ohio Libertarian Party (via Libertarian Party – LP.org)

from the Ohio LP:

Libertarian Party of Ohio Sues for 1st Amendment Rights and Voting Freedoms

The Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) filed a lawsuit today in federal court seeking to overturn a portion of the recently passed election overhaul bill. HB 194 contained ballot access “remedies” that returned petitioning thresholds to the same level that existed prior to the Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

Arkansas Green Party Loses Lawsuit Against the 3% Vote Test to Remain on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 9, the 8th circuit upheld the Arkansas vote test for a party to remain on the ballot. The decision is Green Party of Arkansas v Martin, 10-3106. Arkansas requires a party to poll 3% for the office at the top of the ballot in each election, in order to stay on the ballot (i.e., 3% for President in presidential years, and 3% for Governor in midterm years). Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

July 2011 Ballot Access News Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballot Access News
July 1, 2011 – Volume 27, Number 2

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Aug 09 2011

Michael Lind Essay at Salon Boosts Proportional Representation but Feels U.S. is Unlikely to Switch

Source: Ballot Access News

Michael Lind has this essay at Salon. He suggests that proportional representation would be good for the United States, but then concludes that a nation that still hasn’t switched wholly to the metric system is unlikely to switch to proportional representation either.

The essay also says that the U.S. needs more than new ideas; it needs a whole new social Read more »

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Aug 09 2011

Libertarian Party Sues Ohio Over Inadequacy of New Ballot Access Law, and Also Over Due Process

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 9, the Ohio Libertarian Party filed a new ballot access lawsuit in U.S. District Court, called Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, southern district, 2:11-722. Here is the complaint. The party charges that the new ballot access law, signed into law last month, is still unconstitutional. The complaint also asserts that it violates due process for the Secretary of State to have removed the party from the ballot in the partisan 2011 elections, and to have Read more »

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