Mar 02 2012

Oklahoma Libertarian Party Hands in 51,000+ Signatures

Source: RJHarris2012.com

OKLAHOMA LIBERTARIAN PARTY TURNS IN SIGNATURES TO QUALIFY FOR OKLAHOMA’S PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – February 29, 2012 – Over 51,000 voters in Oklahoma have signed petitions to put the Libertarian Party candidates for president and vice president on the ballot in November. Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., the Oklahoma Libertarian Party (OKLP) Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

RJ Harris featured in Oklahoma News Channel 4 Special

Source: RJHarris2012.com

So candidates like Libertarian RJ Harris might have a fighting chance with this online system.

“If you can’t vote for the person you want to vote for because partisan politics has artificially kept them off the ballot, we don’t really have a choice,” Harris said. “So I think people are starting to realize that and that’s why they signed all these petitions.” Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

Ohio Green Party fields 2 US Senate candidates

Source: Green Party Watch

From the Toledo Free Press:

Running for any seat in the Green Party is more like an obstacle course than a race.

First, you need to gather signatures to appear on the ballot. That number depends on what the desired seat is, but for the U.S. Senate election you’d need at least 500. (Major parties need at least 1,000.) If anyone signed a petition in a county where they are not Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

Don’t Waste Your Vote: Vote Democratic!

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

by William Redpath

(reprinted from the December 2009 issue of LP News when Mr. Redpath was writing as Chair of the Libertarian Party)

I can’t know what each of you thought when you read the headline above, but probably the most charitable thought was “Poor Bill Redpath. He almost made it to the end of his second term as Chair before he cracked up.” Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

The True 1%: Government Employees

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Watch Wayne Allyn Root’s latest video commentary on the outrageous compensation and pension of government employees
http://personalliberty.com/2012/03/01/government-employees-the-true-1/

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Mar 02 2012

Texas Court Confirms New, More Lenient Rules for 2012 Ballot Access for Minor Parties and Independent Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 1, the 3-judge U.S. District Court in San Antonio, Texas, confirmed new rules for the 2012 election, for ballot access for independent candidates and newly-qualifying parties. The Court, as expected, rubber-stamped the rules proposed yesterday by the Democratic and Republican Parties. Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

Oklahoma Libertarian Party Submits 56,530 Signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 1, the Oklahoma petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties, the Libertarian Party submitted 56,530 signatures. The requirement is 51,739 valid signatures. Although it seems obvious that the party didn’t submit enough signatures to meet the requirement (after checking for validity), the party is in court, asking for injunctive relief, either for more time, or for a lower number of signatures. The judge has urged the state to settle the case. Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

Hawaii Says Americans Elect Has Enough Valid Signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this news story, Hawaii elections officials have determined that the Americans Elect petition for party status has enough valid signatures. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for the link.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Mar 02 2012

Georgia Modest Ballot Access Reform Killed Because Committee Chairman is Angered by Activist Comments

Source: Ballot Access News

A Georgia bill to modestly improve ballot access has been killed, because Rep. Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming), chair of the House Governmental Affairs Committee, is angry that minor party and independent candidates are saying the bill’s improvements aren’t good enough. See this story.

Georgia now requires a petition of 5% of the number of registered voters for district and Read more »

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Mar 02 2012

James Antle Article on Gary Johnson at American Conservative

Source: Independent Political Report

James Antle has an article on Gary Johnson’s switch to the Libertarian Party up at The American Conservative magazine website.

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