Only eleven candidates seeking the presidential nomination of Americans Elect have as many as forty supporters within the Americans Elect process. They are:
1. Buddy Roemer, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has 2,221 votes. Here is his web page.
2. Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah, has 954. Here is his web page.
3. Laurence Kotlikoff, Brookline, Massachusetts, has 638. Here is his web page. He is a Read more »
Roseanne Barr was the headliner at the San Fernando Valley Green Party’s “Rally in the Valley” on Friday night. While Barr has been skyping into state Green Party meetings from Virginia to Wisconsin, Friday night was her first live campaign appearance as a Green Party candidate for President. An enthusiastic crowd welcomed the former stand-up comic who seemed comfortable and even happy to take the mike and address a crowd. Read more »
Kent Mesplay, appearing on NBC San Diego’s “Politically Speaking”, describes ballot access barriers for third parties, and suggests that Roseanne Barr and himself ought to consider working more closely to secure Presidential Delegates.
Jill Stein is currently campaigning in the Northeast. Her campaign visits have been generating local media coverage and excitement at the local level. Here are a collection of media stories covering Jill Stein’s most recent campaign visits:
The Birmingham news has this op-ed by Loretta Nall, criticizing Alabama’s ballot access laws. Ironically, those laws are worse than the op-ed says. The author of the op-ed says that almost 40,000 signatures are required by June. Actually the state requires 44,829 signatures by March 13. The only statewide group that appears to have met that burden is Americans Elect. Read more »
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat has this article about the upcoming court hearing in Rubin v Bowen, the California state court lawsuit filed by minor parties against Proposition 14. This lawsuit was filed on November 21, 2011 by the Peace & Freedom Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Alameda County Green Party. The hearing is in Oakland on April 10, Tuesday, at 9 a.m. Read more »
The April 1, 2012 printed Ballot Access News will contain a chart listing lawsuits that concern deadlines to get on the ballot. The chart will list 49 lawsuits in which courts have enjoined too-early deadlines for newly-qualifying parties or independent candidates to get on the ballot, or have declared such deadlines unconstitutional, or strongly suggested those deadlines are unconstitutional. These lawsuits span the period 1968 through 2012. Read more »
On March 23, the lower house of the Russian Parliament passed a bill that reduces the number of members a party must have, in order to be recognized. The bill drops the number from 40,000, to 500. See this story. Apparently the bill does not ease the requirements for presidential candidates to qualify, however. Thanks to Blair Bobier for the link. Read more »
Dan Halloran is one of the members of the New York City Council and was elected on the ballot lines of the Republican Party, Libertarian Party, Independence Party, and Conservative Party. He reportedly is a member of the Libertarian Party. He is now being courted as a possible Congressional candidate by the local GOP.
Sources say a Halloran announcement could come as soon as this weekend in his Read more »