Nov 23 2011

Illinois Green Party Ballot Access Lawsuit Hearing November 23

Source: Ballot Access News

An Illinois Circuit Court in Chicago will hear Schmidt v State Board of Elections on Wednesday, November 23. This is the case over whether the Green Party is automatically still a qualified party in the four U.S. House districts, and the four State house districts, in which it polled over 5% in November 2010.

Illinois law lets parties that are not ballot-qualified statewide be ballot-qualified in Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

Missouri Presidential Primary Filing Closes

Source: Ballot Access News

November 22 was the deadline for presidential candidates to file in Missouri’s February 7 presidential primary. See here for the list of candidates. The Republican presidential primary is only a “beauty contest”, with no direct impact on which delegates are chosen. Republican delegates are chosen at March caucuses.

The Libertarian and Constitution Party presidential primaries are also Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

Florida Secretary of State Office Will Finish Re-Qualifying Parties by November 28

Source: Ballot Access News

The Florida Secretary of State’s office has been reviewing the paperwork of each qualified political party, to see if each party meets the new procedures for qualification. The biggest change is that each party must have at least three statewide officers, who must be registered members of that party who live in Florida. Here is the sample checklist for each party. This particular one relates to Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

David Brooks Suggests a New “Third Force” May Emerge

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 22 New York Times has this column by David Brooks, which, at the very end, suggests that the emergence of a new strong political party in the United States would be beneficial. The main point of the column is that neither the Republican Party, nor the Democratic Party, enjoys the confidence of a majority of the electorate. The column points out that throughout almost of the 20th century, Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

Georgia Elections Advisory Council Recommendations Likely to be Released in Next Five Weeks

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 27, 2010, Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp announced the creation of the Elections Advisory Council, which was to hold hearings around the state and seek citizen input on improvements to the election laws. The Council’s report is expected sometime in the next five weeks. There is some reason for cautious optimism that the recommendations will include easing Georgia’s ballot Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

Green Party Presidential Forum Dec 3: Kent Mesplay & Jill Stein

Source: Green Party Watch

There will be a Green Party Presidential Forum in Los Angeles on December 3, featuring Dr. Kent Mesplay and Dr. Jill Stein, two candidates seeking the Presidential nomination. We have not been able to confirm whether the event will be livestreamed or not, but we will certainly cover it if it is.

The Race is On - Stein & Mesplay to appear in LA

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/302578003094973/

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Nov 23 2011

Jack Lindblad running hard for 39th Assembly District in CA

Source: Green Party Watch

Jack Lindblad is planning to be in the Top Two in California’s primary in June of 2012. According to his Facebook campaign page, Lindblad has plans to use that expected victory to help push him into the state legislature.

An architect by education and profession, Jack Lindblad is running to win California’s 39th Assembly seat in 2012. His award-winning sustainable urban Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

ROOT: Embrace the Failure of Super Committee

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

The Congressional “Super Committee” tasked with cutting the debt has failed. Good. Embrace the joy of failure. Sometimes failure works out for the best. Because in this case “failure” leads to the Holy Grail: $1.2 Trillion in forced spending cuts. That’s the best thing that could have ever come out of this unconstitutional “Super Committee.” Read more »

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Nov 23 2011

Wasted Vote Syndrome – Mark Hinkle

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)


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Nov 23 2011

LP Monday Message: Building in jeopardy

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I am serious when I tell you the LNC is on the verge of pulling the plug on the office we’re looking at.

I hope to raise $30,000 more as soon as possible, just to help convince the rest of the LNC it is worth going forward. Read more »

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