Mar 18 2012

Rocky Anderson Declares for Americans Elect Nomination

Source: Independent Political Report

Rocky Anderson declared a few months ago that he was going to run for President and form a new party, The Justice Party, in order to attain ballot access. Now, after a few months, he has decided to officially declare for the Americans Elect nomination. This does not necessarily preclude him from continuing his efforts with the Justice Party.

Rocky Anderson, the Justice Party’s candidate for President, declared his candidacy on Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Judge Roy Moore Wins Republican Nomination for Chief Justice of Alabama

Source: Independent Political Report

Judge Roy Moore, as he is still known, hasn’t been a judge since 2003 when he was removed from his position by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. He is nevertheless known throughout the United States as the “10 Commandments Judge”. Moore ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of Alabama in 2006 and lost by a two-to-one margin. He was rumored to be a possible presidential candidate of the Constitution Party in every Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Two Minor Party Presidential Nominees Also Now Seek Americans Elect Nomination

Source: Ballot Access News

Recently, the presidential nominees of two newly-created political parties decided to seek the Americans Elect presidential nomination. One such nominee is Rocky Anderson, who is also the presidential nominee of the Justice Party. See this news story about Anderson’s declaration, which he made on March 14.

The other is David Jon Sponheim, of Oak Harbor, Washington. He is the nominee of the Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Arizona Green Candidate Defeats Effort to Remove Him from Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 14, a lower state court in Arizona ruled that Charlie Manolakis should remain on the Green Party primary ballot, in the upcoming special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat, 8th district. See this story. Manolakis produced evidence that he is a registered member of the Green Party, and has been since last month. The challenge to his spot on the ballot was based on the misinformation that he is not a registered Green Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Top-Two Initiative in Arizona Gets Financial Support from Wealthy Individuals and Large Businesses

Source: Ballot Access News

This article mentions some of the wealthy individuals and companies that are contributing to the Arizona initiative to impose a top-two system in that state.

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Mar 18 2012

Maine Bill Would Require Campaign Finance Disclosure for Political Parties Attempting to Qualify for the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Maine Representative Les Fossel has introduced LD 1879, which would require “party formation committees” to meet the same campaign contribution disclosure laws that other types of political groups must follow. The bill is co-sponsored by nine other legislators, including the Speaker of the House, Robert Nutting. All of the sponsors are Republicans except for Representative Teresa Hayes, who is a Democrat. Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Tennessee Asks U.S. District Court to Stay Parts of Ballot Access Decision

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 13, attorneys for the Tennessee Secretary of State asked the U.S. District Court to stay parts of its February 3, 2012 order in Green Party of Tennessee v Hargett. Specifically, the Secretary of State wants the court to stay the parts of the decision that put the Green Party and the Constitution Party on the 2012 ballot. Also, the Secretary of State wants to stay the part of the U.S. District Court order that says Tennessee must use a Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Unsubstantiated Rumor Says Jon Huntsman Will Seek Americans Elect Presidential Nomination

Source: Ballot Access News

According to a source within Americans Elect, Jon Huntsman will seek the Americans Elect presidential nomination, and Evan Bayh is willing to be his running mate. Huntsman was Governor of Utah 2004-2008. Bayh was Indiana Governor 1988-1996, and U.S. Senator 1998-2010. Huntsman and Bayh have not told Americans Elect leaders that they will seek the nomination. Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Alabama Voters Likely to Face One-Candidate Elections for Four State Supreme Court Partisan Posts

Source: Ballot Access News

Alabama elects its state judges in partisan elections. This year, five seats on the Alabama Supreme Court are open. Only one Democrat is running for any of the five numbered seats. Because ballot access is so difficult, no minor parties are on the ballot, and the petition deadline for new parties was March 13. Unless the pending ballot access lawsuit filed by the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties wins, Alabama voters will have only Read more »

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Mar 18 2012

Green Party Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures in Utah

Source: Ballot Access News

Utah state elections officials say the Green Party petition has enough valid signatures. Utah now has seven qualified parties: Democratic, Republican, Americans Elect, Constitution, Green, Justice, and Libertarian.

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