Nov 30 2011

Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City Mayor, Announces Intent to Build a New Political Party

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 29, Rocky Anderson, former Mayor of Salt Lake City, and a man of many other accomplishments, said he will attempt to form a new political party and to seek that party’s nomination. Here is the wikipedia article on Anderson. The new party will probably be called the Justice Party, and will take political positions that will probably appeal more to Democrats and progressives than to Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Oregon Independent Party Nominates Suzanne Bonamici, who is Also the Democratic Nominee, for Congress, Special Election

Source: Ballot Access News

Early in 2012, Oregon voters will fill the vacancy in the U.S. House seat, First District. The Independent Party of Oregon has nominated Suzanne Bonamici, who is also the Democratic Party nominee. She defeated Rob Cornilles, the Republican nominee, by a vote of 56-31 in the Independent Party nomination process.

Registered members of the Independent Party voted in this primary by going to Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Washington State Top-Two Primary Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 29, the 9th circuit held oral arguments in Washington Republican Party v Washington State, the case originally filed in 2005 by the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian Parties against the Washington state top-two primary system.

The three judges are Raymond Fisher, a Clinton appointee from California, Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Gary Johnson Virtually Withdraws from Republican Presidential Race

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 30, Gary Johnson told reporters in his home state of New Mexico that he sees no chance of pulling a large vote in the New Hampshire Republican primary, mostly because he was not included in 14 of the last 16 Republican debates. In the interview, he also seems to be leaning toward seeking the Libertarian nomination. See the report here from New Mexico Capitol Report. Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Colorado Says Americans Elect Petition is Valid

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 30, the Colorado Secretary of State’s office confirmed that the Americans Elect petition for party status has enough valid signatures. The party submitted 17,954 signatures, and needed 10,000 valid. The petition contained 12,191 valid signatures. Americans Elect is the first party to qualify by petition in Colorado since 2004. Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Brief Filed in U.S. District Court in Lawsuit Against Independent Candidate Petition Deadline

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 22, the ACLU filed this brief in U.S. District Court in Kelly v Johnson, the case against the March petition deadline for non-presidential independent candidates.

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Nov 30 2011

Washington Post Slams Virginia Over Few Choices on Ballot in November 8 Legislative Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

The Washington Post has this editorial, criticizing Virginia because, at the November 8, 2011 legislative elections, there were only 27 State House races with both a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot, out of 100 seats.

Unfortunately, the editorial does not tell its readers that Virginia is currently arguing in federal court that if must preserve its ballot access requirement that no Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

New York Conservative Party Nominee for Local Partisan Office Defeated His Democratic and Republican Opponents

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, New York held local partisan elections. In Shelter Island, a town in eastern Long Island, a Conservative Party nominee who was not the nominee of either major party was elected to the town council. Paul D. Shepard, the Conservative Party nominee, polled 585 votes. Voters were electing two council members and were invited to vote for two nominees. The other seat was won by a Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Jill Stein: Black Friday shows how economy doesn’t work for working people

Source: Independent Political Report

A press release from Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein:

Green presidential candidate Jill Stein took note of the intense efforts of retailers to stimulate demand with Black Friday spending sprees, saying that, “We all want an economy in which workers have money in their pockets and retailers have paying customers. But the reality is that healthier retail sales need to come Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Reason: Johnson Files Complaints, No Plans as Libertarian

Source: Independent Political Report

http://reason.com/blog/2011/11/15/johnson-files-complaint-with-the-fec-and

Gary Johnson Files Complaint With the FEC and FCC, Has No Plans to Run as a Libertarian

Lucy Steigerwald | November 15, 2011

Former Gov. Gary Johnson, the guy having the world’s most frustrating Read more »

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