Dec 30 2011

Gary Johnson Party Switching Statement, plus reactions at LP.org and Wall Street Journal

Source: Independent Political Report

Text of former NM Governor Gary Johnson’s announcement that he is switching from the Republican presidential nomination race to the Libertarian one:

December 28, 2011, Santa Fe, NM – At a morning news conference in the Rotunda of the New Mexico State Capitol, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today announced that he is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for president. Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Former Illinois Green running in Democratic congressional primary

Source: Independent Political Report

From the Patch:

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Simon Ribeiro of Evanston filed nominating petitions to enter the March 20 Democratic primary against Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).

Ribeiro’s website describes him as a high school teacher in an Archdiocese of Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Justice Party Qualifies for Mississippi Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

The Justice Party has obtained qualified party status in Mississippi. This is the first state in which the Justice Party has qualified. Mississippi has a very tolerant law, which does not require any petition for party status. Instead, the group must show that it has a state organization in the state, by submitting a list of state party officers. Mississippi has had this law since 1890 and has never amended it. Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Arizona Libertarians and Greens Sue Over Discriminatory Voter Registration Form

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 29, the Arizona Libertarian Party and the Arizona Green Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, complaining about the new version of the voter registration card. The new version, mandated by the 2011 session of the legislature, says the two largest parties in the state should be listed on the voter registration form with a checkbox for each. But if anyone wants to register into Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Americans Elect Submits Papers to Qualify in Vermont

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 28, Americans Elect submitted paperwork to the Vermont Secretary of State’s office, to become a qualified party in that state. Vermont allows a group to transform itself into a qualified party if the group shows that it has a town committee in at least 10 towns. Americans Elect submitted paperwork for 15 towns. Read more »

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Dec 29 2011

Americans Elect, and Justice Party, Both Notify Texas that they Intend to Petition in 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 28, both Americans Elect, and the Justice Party, filed the notice with the Texas Secretary of State saying they intend to petition to get on the 2012 ballot. Texas law does not permit this petition to start circulating until the primary is over. The Texas 2012 primary will be April 3. The petition deadline is June 17.

Other unqualified parties that had already filed the notice include the Constitution Read more »

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Dec 29 2011

Gary Johnson Formally Declares for Libertarian Presidential Nomination

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 28, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson formally declared that he is seeking the Libertarian Party presidential nomination. See this story. Except for several southern Governors who had supported racial segregation, Johnson is the first former Governor to seek the presidency outside of the major parties since 1924, when Robert La Follette, a former Governor of Wisconsin, ran Read more »

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Dec 29 2011

Hearings Set in California Lawsuit Against Essence of Top-Two System

Source: Ballot Access News

As reported earlier, on November 21, 2011, the Peace & Freedom, Libertarian and Green Parties filed a lawsuit in state court against the essence of the top-two system. Hearings are now set in that case, which is in Alameda County Superior Court and is called Rubin v Bowen. On March 13 the court will hear the plaintiffs’ request for an injunction against Proposition 14. And on March 20, the court will Read more »

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Dec 28 2011

Virginia Primary Law Just One Example of ‘Flawed’ Election Laws

Source: Free the Vote North Carolina

LENOIR, (Dec. 26) – Two of the major Republican presidential hopefuls are learning what third party and independent candidates have known for years, that ballot access laws in most states are rigged against offering voters any real choices in primaries and on election day, said Jordon Greene, president of Free the Vote North Carolina in a statement issued today. Read more »

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Dec 28 2011

Lee Wrights: Video Op Ed: War Breeds War. Peace Breeds Prosperity

Source: Wrights2012.com

By Brian Irving

BURNET, Texas (Dec. 27) – “War breeds war. That’s all it can do,” says R. Lee Wrights in his latest video op ed. “On the other hand, peace breeds prosperity.”




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