Dec 10 2011

Americans Elect Posts New National Signature Total on its Web Page

Source: Ballot Access News

Every week, Americans Elect posts a new national signature total on its web page. The new figure is 2,196,247, which is an increase of 43,357 over the last seven days. Every week, fairly consistently, the group collects another 40,000 to 50,000 signatures around the nation. Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Ralph Nader Asks U.S. District Court to Reconsider on Whether FEC Should Have Investigated His Complaint Against Democrats

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 9, Ralph Nader filed this very clear, non-technical, and highly readable brief, asking a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to reconsider its decision in Nader v Federal Election Commission, 1:10-cv-00989. The brief is 12 pages and is well worth reading.

Nader had filed the lawsuit on 2010, after the FEC had refused to investigate his Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

LNC Meeting (December 2011 in Las Vegas, NV)

Source: Independent Political Report

The Libertarian National Committee is meeting in Las Vegas, NV this weekend (12/10/2011 – 12/11/2011).

There will be a live video available on justin.tv (courtesy of David Blau). I will update this story with a link to that video once it becomes available. Right now there are some technical issues with the hotel’s computer network which are Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Steve Collett: Thirteen Ways Drug Legalization Could Improve Real Estate Values

Source: Independent Political Report

A growing consensus is forming among economists and criminologists that drug prohibition, rather than drug use itself, is a leading cause of violence and property crime, resulting in urban decay and losses to real estate values.

Following are thirteen ways that various forms of drug legalization could improve retail, housing, and agricultural real estate values: Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Lee Wrights: People Must Want To Be Free

Source: Wrights2012.com

By R. Lee Wrights

“Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist.” – Jose Marti

BURNET, Texas (Dec. 10) – Politicians are very adept about making excuses for their failures. The greater the failure, the bigger, more absurd the excuse. Shortly Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Jill Stein hires Ben Manski as campaign manager

Source: Green Party Watch

Jill Stein’s presidential campaign recently announced that Wisconsin Green Party leader Ben Manski will serve as Stein’s campaign manager. Madison.com ran an article praising the choice, which calls Manski “one of the savviest and most successful Green Party campaigners in the country”.

From Jill Stein for President: Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Ohio Green Party Expected to be First Minor Party Ever to Have an Ohio Presidential Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

Ohio has been holding presidential primary elections every presidential election year starting in 1912. However, no party other than the Democratic or Republican Parties has ever had a presidential primary in Ohio. The Ohio election law says the presidential primary is mandatory for parties that polled at least 20% for Governor in the preceding election, but other qualified parties may have a Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Bob Kiss Won’t Run For Re-Election As Mayor, Might Run for State Senate

Source: Independent Political Report

Bob Kiss is the outgoing Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and one of the most well-known elected officials and members of the Progressive Party of Vermont. Kiss is reportedly not going to seek another term as Mayor of Burlington according to this article:

Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss will not seek re-election to a third term.The Read more »

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