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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Jan 30 2012

Maryland Ballot Access Case to be Heard in Highest State Court on March 2

Source: Ballot Access News

The Maryland State Court of Appeals, the highest state court in that state, will hear oral arguments on March 2 in Maryland State Board of Elections v Libertarian & Green Parties of Maryland, 2011-79. This is the case over whether certain types of signatures on petitions are valid. The parties had won the case in the lower court, which is why their Read more »

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Jan 30 2012

Four Northern Mariana Islands Legislators Leave Republican Party, Will Run for Re-Election as Independents

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, four Republican territorial legislators in the Northern Mariana Islands have left the Republican Party and will run for re-election as independent candidates.

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Jan 30 2012

Nebraska Bill, Making it Easier for Parties to Remain on Ballot, Has Committee Hearing February 1

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 1, the Nebraska Senate Government, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee will hear LB 757, the bill to make it easier for a party to remain ballot-qualified. The bill says if a party meets the 5% vote test, it then remains on the ballot for the next two elections, instead of just the next election. Read more »

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Jan 30 2012

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Visit to Guam and Northern Mariana Islands may Result in Greater U.S. Supreme Court Attention to Voting Rights in U.S. Territories

Source: Ballot Access News

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has recently visited Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, where she has addressed civic groups, local judges and attorneys, and other public gatherings. See this Saipan Tribune article about the trip’s conclusion. This article, and other articles about the visit, imply that she is the first U.S. Read more »

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Jan 30 2012

Chuck Baldwin: ‘Newt Gingrich? Really?’

Source: Independent Political Report

From an article at Chuck Baldwin Live by 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin:

If one believes that the problem is out-of-control government trampling our Bill of Rights, Newt Gingrich is definitely not the solution. If one believes the problem is the lack of Christian morals among our Read more »

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Jan 30 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission: Daniel Imperato Conned Investors out of $2.5 Million

Source: Independent Political Report

Daniel Imperato, who unsuccessfully sought the 2008 Presidential nomination of the Libertarian, Reform, Green and Constitution Parties, and ran as independent for Governor of Florida in 2010, has been accused by the US Government’s Securities and Exchange Commission of bilking gullible investors out of about $2.5 million US: Read more »

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Jan 30 2012

Steve Horn Interviews Jill Stein: “The Party of our Discontent?”

Source: Green Party Watch

Steve Horn is a researcher and writer at DeSmogBlog, and a freelance investigative journalist. Steve had a chance to interview Jill Stein when she was campaigning in Madison, Wisconsin last month, and that interview was posted today at truthout.

Read the entire interview at truthout, but here are some excerpts: Read more »

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