Mar 12 2012

Lee Wrights: They’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught To Kill

Source: Wrights2012.com

BURNET, Texas (March 10) – One point I’ve repeatedly emphasized during this campaign is that you can’t teach people that it’s wrong to kill people by killing people. I’ve said this so often that I almost forgot what it really means. A good friend of mine recently brought me back to reality. He asked simple, “Well, then, if you don’t teach people that it’s wrong to kill by killing people, then how do you do it.” Read more »

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Mar 12 2012

RJ Harris: Americans Elect Profile

Source: RJHarris2012.com

RJ Harris is now officially available to support on Americans Elect.

“We can do this folks. This is your opportunity to have more than just a vote in November, it’s your chance to have a voice in putting YOUR candidate on the ballot. Through technology it is now possible to send “Mr. Smith” to Washington and given how badly the professional politicians have messed things up it is well past time we did EXACTLY that! Please sign up to be an AE delegate and supporter today.” RJ Harris

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Mar 12 2012

Georgia Ballot Access Activists Will Ask Senate Committee to Restore Ballot Access Improvements in Omnibus Election Law Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

The Georgia Senate Ethics Committee will hear HB 899 on Tuesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in Room 310 of the CL Office Building. This is the bill that has all the Secretary of State’s election law improvement ideas except for the ballot access improvements. Georgia activists plan to attend the hearing and ask the Committee members to restore the ballot access improvements that were deleted in the House. Read more »

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Mar 12 2012

Number of California Minor Party Candidates Slumps to Lowest Level Since 1966

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 9, filing for the California primary closed (except in a few districts in which the incumbent is not running for re-election). It appears that there are only fifteen minor party candidates running for U.S. House of Representatives and state legislature. This is the lowest number of California minor party candidates for those offices since 1966, when there were no parties on the ballot in California except for the Democratic and Republican Read more »

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Mar 12 2012

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Grants Americans Elect a Trademark for its Name

Source: Ballot Access News

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office award Americans Elect a trademark for its name. Americans Elect is not the first party to trademark its name. The Washington State Libertarian Party obtained a trademark for its name years ago. That has been an issue in the ongoing legislation over the Washington state top-two system.

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Mar 12 2012

Washington Times Article on Third Parties

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is an article from the Washington Times on third parties. Thanks to Darryl Perry from the March Open Thread. The tone is unmistakably snarky and dismissive. It even uses the word ‘fringe” in the headline. It does, however, contain some reasonable analysis.

For politicians outside America’s major parties, it has always been thus. In 1789, Thomas Jefferson echoed the sentiments of fellow founders James Madison and George Washington, Read more »

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