Aug 31 2011

Americans Elect: What is a 501(c)(4) Corporation?

Source: Americans Elect

Last year, Americans Elect registered as a 501(c)(4) corporation which means Americans Elect is a non-profit organization. And you might be curious: Why is Americans Elect in the same category with social welfare organizations, civic leagues and the like?

One reason is that Americans Elect doesn’t have a product. (Well, other than the Read more »

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Aug 31 2011

Why the Constitution Party?

Source: Constitution Party

by Audrey Queckboerner
Constitution Partyof Indiana, State Chairman

I was reading an online editorial by a Brian Secor about declaring his independence from political parties by joining the tea party. He made reference to how both major parties were once a third party and it’s now time for a third party. He couldn’t be more correct! Unfortunately, though, he has a misunderstanding of the tea party movement. Read more »

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Aug 31 2011

Ian Gilyeat: Getting on the Ballot Means Protecting our Personal Liberties

Source: Independent Political Report

This arrived from Ian Gilyeat, an independent candidate for Senate in AZ:

Personal liberties stand tallest when the right to vote is bound tightly to our consent to be governed. Tragically, in Arizona these personal liberties are becoming unraveled and disconnected from the will of the people. The “unraveling” I refer to is the increasing number of Arizona voters who disconnect Read more »

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Aug 31 2011

Americans Elect Web Page Posts New National Signature Count

Source: Ballot Access News

During the early summer of 2011, the Americans Elect web page posted a new national signature count for its various statewide petitions every week. This national total represented the sum of how many signatures had been collected around the nation on its various state petitions. But the July 28 posting of 1,747,557 had not been increased since then, during August. But on August 30 Read more »

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Aug 31 2011

Concord, New Hampshire Newspaper Carries Op-Ed on Furor over Republican State Chair’s Signing Libertarian Ballot Access Petition

Source: Ballot Access News

Howard Wilson, a long-time Libertarian Party activist in New Hampshire, has this op-ed in the Monitor, the daily newspaper of Concord, New Hampshire. Wilson points out that some of the Republican Party officials who are criticizing the state chair of the Republican Party for signing a Libertarian Party ballot access petition, themselves signed petitions to put Libertarians on the 2010 ballot. The Read more »

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Aug 31 2011

Mary DeCamp Over David Croteau in Tucson Mayoral Primary

Source: Green Party Watch

In Tucson, AZ yesterday a primary for Mayor was held that saw two Greens on the ballot facing off for the right to go to the November General Election. According to Arizona Public Media:

The Green Party also had a primary in the Mayoral race. Mary DeCamp won that race with 312 votes, which amounts to 70.27 percent. She beat long time Read more »

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Aug 31 2011

Constitution Party Nominee in South Carolina Special Legislative Election Polls 16% in Two-Party Race

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 30, South Carolina held a special election to fill the vacancy in the State House, tenth district. Constitution Party nominee Dave Ballard polled 16.0%; his only opponent, Republican Joshua Putnam, polled 84.0%. See this story. Read more »

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