Dec 13 2011

Working Families Party Encouraged by Cuomo’s Talk of New Taxes

Source: Independent Political Report

The Working Families Party is a labor-based party in New York that gave Governor Andrew Cuomo its ballot line in 2010. In New York one candidate can be listed multiple times if the candidate wins more than one party’s nomination. Cuomo is now reportedly considering establishing new taxes in order to boost state revenue. Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

Laurie Roth Makes Independent Run for President, Says AIP Will Put Her On the Ballot

Source: Independent Political Report

Laurie Roth is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host based out of Washington. Roth’s talk show is reflective of her own conservative beliefs. Ms. Roth has, in the past, been active at the local level in the GOP, but has now announced a run for President in which she will seek the ballot-lines of Independent parties in various states. Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

Michael Badnarik Endorses Independent Candidate for Congress

Source: Independent Political Report

Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate and constitutional scholar Michael Badnarik has announced an endorsement of an independent candidate for Congress in Colorado. His endorsement reads as follows:

Like so many Americans, I have come to distrust my government, and I have grown cynical about the election process. My campaigns for President and for Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

Third Party Voter Registration Statistics in NV, CA, AK, and NY

Source: Independent Political Report

Nevada’s most recent voter registration statistics were posted in October of 2011.

Green Party: 3,033 (0.27%)
Independent American Party: 51,535 (4.55%)
Libertarian Party: 7,111 (0.63%)
Non-Partisan: 181,960 (16.05%)
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Dec 13 2011

Jon Huntsman Says He Will Not Run for President Outside the Republican Party

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 12, Jon Huntsman said that he will not run for President, unless he gets the Republican nomination. See this story. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.

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Dec 13 2011

Justice Party Announces Its Own Formation at Press Conference in Washington, D.C.

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 12, Rocky Anderson and other leaders of the Justice Party held a press conference in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the party. There are many news stories about the party that were published earlier today, but so far none seems to have been written by reporters since the press conference was held. UPDATE: see this story. Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

Americans Elect CEO, in Radio Interview, Deflects Question about Newt Gingrich’s Statement on General Election Debates

Source: Ballot Access News

On the evening of December 11, radio host Frank Morano on New York city interviewed Elliot Ackerman, CEO of Americans Elect, for 15 minutes. At three minutes into the interview, Morano asks Ackerman to comment on Newt Gingrich’s recent comment that if he is the Republican nominee, he will not debate anyone in the general election except President Obama. Here is the link. Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

New York Green Party slams Cuomo’s tax cut for the rich

Source: Green Party Watch

From the New York Green Party:

The Green Party of NY State slammed Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature’s proposed tax bracket reshuffling as a major tax giveaway to the wealthiest New Yorkers.

The Green Party also called for seizing the assets of the “too big to fail” banks, Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

Greens call on Council of Europe to address violations of human rights in Russian elections

Source: Green Party Watch

The European Greens published the following press release on Tuesday, December 6:

According to the OSCE international observers, several violations of basic rights accompanied the elections in Russia, in particular irregularities in the election process. Read more »

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Dec 13 2011

LP Monday Message: Libertarian Party turns 40

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Yesterday, December 11, was the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party.

Here’s a press release about the 1971 speech that inspired the Libertarian Party’s founders. Read more »

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