Jan 31 2012

California Legislature Passes Bill Eliminating Write-in Space from General Election Ballot for Congress and Partisan State Office

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 30, the California Assembly unanimously passed AB 1413, which eliminates write-in space on general election ballots for Congress and partisan state office. The bill is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Assuming this bill is signed into law, California and Louisiana will be the only states that have ever had write-in space on Read more »

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Jan 31 2012

Grist Interviews Rocky Anderson

Source: Ballot Access News

Grist is a on-line magazine that has existed since 1999. It is headquartered in Seattle and has won many awards and plaudits. See here for more about the publication. Grist has this interview with former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, exploring why he founded the Justice Party and how he plans to campaign for President in 2012. Read more »

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Jan 31 2012

Roanoke Times Op-Ed Advocates Ballot Access Reform for Virginia

Source: Ballot Access News

Marc Montoni has this op-ed in the Roanoke Times, making the point that Virginia badly needs ballot access reform.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Jan 31 2012

Ballot Access News January 2012 Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballot Access News
January 1, 2012 – Volume 27, Number 8

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Jan 31 2012

Governor Gary Johnson: Repeal Patriot Act Now

Source: GaryJohnson2012.com

January 30, 2012, Orlando, FL – Speaking Sunday night to a national ACLU conference, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson called for repealing the Patriot Act in its entirety. The two-term governor and presidential candidate’s remarks were delivered in Orlando, FL, at the ACLU’s annual National Staff Conference. Read more »

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Jan 31 2012

Mark McKinnon, Americans Elect supporter, on the radio advocating for third parties and electoral reform

Source: Independent Political Report

On Philadelphia’s NPR station, WHYY, this morning, Daily Beast columnist, No Labels advocate, and former Bush Administration official Mark McKinnon advocated for a third party and electoral reform, specifically to the presidential selection process. He particularly called for support of Americans Elect, while also calling more broadly for Read more »

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Jan 31 2012

Prince,Wolf join the Stein for President Team

Source: Jill Stein for President

Jill Stein for President is extremely pleased to welcome Anthony Prince and Erika Wolf to Jill Stein’s 2012 Green Party presidential campaign staff.

Prince, a lifelong labor organizer and labor attorney will serve as Associate Campaign Manager, and will have primary oversight of the Read more »

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Jan 31 2012

Socialist Party USA Response to the State of the Union 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late

by Stewart Alexander, 2012 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate

The phrase that came to mind immediately upon hearing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech is “too little, too late.” After spending the last few years coddling the banks and the richest 1%, Read more »

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Jan 31 2012

Libertarian Party Passes 200,000 Facebook Fans

Source: Independent Political Report

According to a graphic displayed prominently at LP.org, over 200,000 people now “like” the Libertarian Party‘s facebook page, which has seen a continuous increase in support.

Other LP social networks, not featured as prominently on the LP homepage, are here. Read more »

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Jan 30 2012

District of Columbia Changes Presidential Petitioning Dates

Source: Ballot Access News

Last month, the Washington, D.C., city council passed bill 19-547, which changes the petitioning period for independent candidates and the nominees of unqualified parties, for President and all other partisan office. Petitioning can now begin two weeks earlier, and the deadline is two weeks earlier. For 2012, the period opens on June 15 and petitions Read more »

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