Nov 14 2011

2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin running for Lieutenant Governor of Montana as a Republican

Source: Independent Political Report

Sioux Falls Conservative Examiner writer Lori Stacey reports that 2008 Constitution Party Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin will run for Lieutenant Governor of Montana as a Republican:

The major announcement took place during the live broadcast of Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s sermon at Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. He treated his Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

Chuck Baldwin to Run for Montana Lieutenant Governor as a Republican

Source: Ballot Access News

Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee in 2008, has announced that he will run in the Republican primary in 2012 in Montana for Lieutenant Governor. In Montana, candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor run as a team in the primary as well as in November. Baldwin’s running mate will be Robert Fanning. Thanks to Gene Berkman for this news. Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

Fairvote Pledges $100 to Vermont Independent Candidate Ballot Access Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

This blog is encouraging all readers to contribute to the Jerry Trudell lawsuit in Vermont. On November 14, Fairvote, a national organization which promotes proportional representation, instant runoff voting, and other alternative forms of voting, pledged $100 to the fund. The lawsuit concerns the Vermont independent candidate petition deadline. The 2009 session of the Vermont legislature moved Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Sets Oral Argument Date in Write-in Counting Case

Source: Ballot Access News

The U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, will hold oral arguments in Libertarian Party v District of Columbia Board of Elections, on February 10, 2012, Friday, at 9:30 a.m. The case is over whether the U.S. Constitution protects the right of voters to have their valid write-in votes counted. The U.S. District Court had ruled that there is no such right. The case arose after Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

Boston Globe Article Misrepresents Ballot Access Law of Massachusetts and Certain Other States

Source: Ballot Access News

The Boston Globe has this article about Americans Elect, which contains a serious misstatement of fact about ballot access laws. The story says 22 states do not permit a new political party to start petitioning, registration drives, or other tasks involving getting on the ballot until January 1 of the election year. Actually, there are only nine states that do not permit ballot access work for a new party to begin Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

Newsweek Story on Americans Elect is More Comprehensive than Most Such Stories

Source: Ballot Access News

This Newsweek story on Americans Elect is more informative than many press stories on Americans Elect. The reporter, Andrew Romano, interviewed more people, and got information that has not previously been in print.

Elliot Ackerman, one of the group’s main leaders, seems intrigued by the possibility that even if Americans Elect’s nominee doesn’t win the general election, Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

Some U.S. House Democrats Hold Forum on November 14 “Excluded from Democracy: The Impact of Recent State Voting Law Changes”

Source: Ballot Access News

At 2 p.m. on Monday, November 14, some Democratic members of the U.S. House will hold a forum titled, “Excluded from Democracy: The Impact of Recent State Voting Law Changes.” The hearing is in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Among the members of Congress sponsoring the forum are John Conyers of Michigan, Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Robert Brady of Pennsylvania, Read more »

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Nov 14 2011

Indiana Daily Student Op-Ed Condemns Indiana Ballot Access Laws

Source: Ballot Access News

The Indiana Daily Student, of Bloomington, is one of the oldest and best-known college newspapers in the nation. The November 14 issue has this op-ed condemning Indiana’s ballot access laws for minor party and independent candidates.

Among all the states with restrictive ballot access laws, there is probably less Read more »

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