Nov 09 2011

Country Party Has 2,000 Signatures on Ballot Access Petition in Wyoming

Source: Ballot Access News

The Country Party, which is organized only inside Wyoming, has 2,000 signatures on its petition to be a qualified party. The party hopes to be finished by December 1, 2011. The Country Party needs 3,740 valid signatures by June 1, 2012.

Wyoming is likely to have six ballot-qualified parties in 2012, the most in its history. The others are expected to be Libertarian (which is already on), Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Independent Candidate Elected to Missouri Legislature

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, Missouri held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 83rd district. Three candidates were on the ballot, a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent. The independent won the election. The results: Tracy McCreery 1,647; Democrat Jeff O’Connell 1,096; Republican Patrick Brennan 1,005. See this story. Thanks to Ken Bush for this news. Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Pennsylvania 2012 Statewide Minor Party & Independent Petition Likely to be 21,500 signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

The number of signatures for a statewide minor party or independent candidatea in Pennsylvania in 2012 is likely to be approximately 21,500 signatures. The number is determined by calculating 2% of the vote cast on November 8, 2011, for David Wecht for Superior Court Judge. With 99% of the precincts reporting, Wecht has 1,017,499 votes. Besides the missing 1% of the precincts, his total will Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Americans Elect Submits Colorado Party Petition

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, Americans Elect submitted 17,362 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State, to obtain status as a qualified party. The law requires 10,000 valid signatures. See this story. Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Greens, Libertarians Win Some Local Elections, Including Some Partisan Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

The Libertarian Party’s web page, and Green Party Watch, each have election results for November 8, 2011 elections. See here for the Libertarian Party list and here for Green Party Watch’s list.

Libertarians won partisan elections in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and non-partisan elections in Ohio. The Green Party won a partisan election in Connecticut, and Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Mississippi Election Returns for Reform Party Apparently Unreported by Any News Source

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, Mississippi voters elected their state officers. The Reform Party had nominees for statewide office in five races: Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, and Insurance Commissioner. No news source on the internet appears to have any report of the votes cast in these races. The Secretary of State’s web page does not yet have any election returns. In two Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Kentucky Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, Kentucky elected its statewide constitutional officers. For Governor, the vote is: Democrat Steve Beshear 55.6%; Republican David Williams 35.4%; independent Gatewood Galbraith 9.0%.

For Treasurer, the vote is: Democrat Todd Hollenbach 48.7%; Republican K. C. Crosbie 46.7%; Libertarian Ken Moellman 4.6%. See here for more Kentucky Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Senator John McCain Predicts the Rise of a Powerful New Party

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this news story, on November 8, U.S. Senator John McCain said he expects a powerful new party to arise in the United States. The article does not explain whether McCain was speaking to a formal audience, or whether he was on the air, or if he was just talking to a reporter. Thanks to Eric Garris for the link. Read more »

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Nov 09 2011

Utah Constitution Party Officer Elected to Duchesne City Council

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, Duchesne, Utah, held non-partisan elections for city council. Among the three winners was Bryce Hamilton, who is the chair of the Constitution Party Duchesne County organization. Duchesne is in northeast Utah and has a population of 1,610. Thanks to Frank Fluckiger for this news.

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