Mar 10 2012

LNC Meeting (March 2012 in Orlando, FL)

Source: Independent Political Report

The Libertarian National Committee is meeting in Orlando, FL this weekend (03/10/2012 from 8 am – 6 pm & Sun 03/11/2012 from 8 am – 2 pm), at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

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Mar 10 2012

Utah Ballot Access Bill Passes Legislature

Source: Ballot Access News

On the evening of March 8, the Utah Senate passed HB 233 unanimously. The bill is now through the legislature. The bill says that if a party meets the 2% vote test, it is then on the ballot for the next two elections, not just the next election.

Minor parties generally poll enough votes in presidential years to remain ballot-qualified, because there are either four or five statewide offices on the ballot. But in midterm years, Read more »

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Mar 10 2012

Lawrence Lessig Defends Americans Elect for Not Disclosing its Funders

Source: Ballot Access News

Lawrence Lessig here defends Americans Elect for not telling the world who is paying for its petition drives and its costs for setting up the on-line presidential primary. Lessig is the author of “Republic, Lost” and a leading critic of campaign finance practices in the U.S., and a law professor. Here is the wiki page about him. Thanks to Rick Hasen’s ElectionLawBlog for the link.

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Mar 10 2012

Ken Wolski for Senate – New Jersey Greens Meet March 17

Source: Green Party Watch

The Green Party of New Jersey (GPNJ) will be holding its 16th annual state convention, Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick.

The convention will hear from all three candidates seeking the Green Party presidential nomination: Roseanne Barr and Kent Mesplay (via Skype) and Jill Stein (in person). Also, Read more »

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Mar 10 2012

Roseanne Barr Campaign Video

Source: Green Party Watch

Fan made, by the way…


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Mar 10 2012

Former Senator David Boren Endorses Americans Elect

Source: Independent Political Report

Former Democrat Senator David Boren has endorsed Americans Elect.

…a group called Americans Elect is steadily building support — and a 50-state infrastructure — for a bipartisan ticket that could challenge both parties for the White House.

That effort will get a fresh push on Tuesday from David Boren, a former Democratic Read more »

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Mar 10 2012

The New York Times Discusses Potential Third-Party Candidates

Source: Independent Political Report

The article was prompted by Jon Huntsman’s recent comments about the need for a third party.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program on Thursday, Mr. Huntsman — who has endorsed Mitt Romney for president — said that the political system was “broken” and that a third party may be the only way to fix it. Read more »

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Mar 10 2012

Tom Hoefling is the America’s Party Presidential Nominee

Source: Independent Political Report

I was over at Politics1 and ran across this news. As far as I know IPR has not previously reported on this.

Tom Hoefling has been nominated to be the Presidential Candidate of America’s Party. J.D. Ellis is the Vice Presidential nominee.

The America’s Party used to be referred to as America’s Independent Party. I’m not sure Read more »

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