Mar 28 2012

Nebraska Says Americans Elect Petition is Valid

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 26, the Nebraska Secretary of State announced that the Americans Elect petition has enough valid signatures. Nebraska now has four qualified parties; the others are Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian. The deadline is August 1 for any additional parties that may wish to qualify.

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Mar 28 2012

Petitioning News

Source: Ballot Access News

Some of the nation’s smaller or newer political parties have recently launched petition drives to place themselves, or their presidential nominees, on the November ballot. The Party for Socialism and Liberation has completed its Vermont petition. The Socialist Party is petitioning in New Jersey. American Third Petition is petitioning in West Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey. The Justice Party, having finished qualification efforts in Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Ralph Nader: CEOs Contemplate the Occupy Movement

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

Stetson J. Bradford III met up with his fellow CEO F. Reginald Lawless for a brow-to-brow lunch at the Penthouse Reverie Room high above Wall and Broad Streets in New York. As charter members of the 40-year Corporate Supremes Club, they had serious business to discuss before Thanksgiving weekend in 2011.

The topic numero uno was: Is the Occupy Wall Street movement and its around the Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Libertarian Party of Indiana Elects Candidates for 2012 Election Cycle

Source: Libertarian Party of Indiana (via Independent Political Report)

The Libertarian Party of Indiana met at its annual state convention this afternoon to select its candidates for the 2012 election cycle.

Indiana election law lays out that the membership of a party that achieves between two and nine percent in the Secretary of State race will gathers at nomination conventions to elect their candidates. The Libertarian Party of Indiana won six percent of the vote in 2010. Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Latest Bill Still News

Source: Still2012.com

Here are the latest news articles from the website of 2012 Libertarian Presidential candidate Bill Still:

Roger Stone (Still video report)

Supporter from Michigan

VA finally passes Anti-NDAA Bill
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Mar 28 2012

Independent voter distrust of Dems, GOP hits record numbers

Source: Libertarian National Campaign Committee (via Independent Political Report)

Nick Gillespie, writing in Reason magazine, finds the Democrat/Republican-skeptic vote has grown so large it will be the key demographic that decides 2012 elections:

“According to Gallup and based on 20,000 interviews from 20 polls taken throughout 2011, ‘a record-high 40 percent of Americans identify as Independents.’ To put that in perspective, consider that self-identified Democrats roll in at a historic low of 31 percent Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Maine Legislature Will Probably Repeal State Income Tax Check-off for Political Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 8, the Maine Legislature’s Joint Taxation Committee unanimously passed LD 1826. It hasn’t received a vote in either house yet, but it probably will next week. It repeals the provision that puts a question on the State Income Tax form that asks taxpayers if they wish to send a small donation to the political party of their choice.

This bill, if enacted, will injure the Green Party, because approximately half of the party’s Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Utah Governor Signs Bill, Making it Easier for Parties to Remain Ballot-Qualified

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 22, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB 233. It provides that when a party meets the 2% vote test, it is then on the ballot for the next four years. The old law said a party must pass the 2% vote test every two years.

It is far easier for a party to poll 2% in presidential years, when five or six statewide offices are on the ballot, than in midterm years, when there is almost never more than one Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Constitution Party Presidential Debate

Source: Ballot Access News

On Saturday, March 31, 6 candidates seeking the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party will debate each other in Lansing, Michigan. The event is at 10 a.m., at a restaurant at 3420 South Crayts Road. The event is free to the public, but seating is limited.

The six candidates are: Susan Ducey of Kansas, former Congressman Virgil Goode of Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Newspaper Story on West Virginia Petition for Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

The Charleston Gazette-Mail has this story about the Americans Elect petition in West Virginia. It says the petition has 2,600 signatures so far. The story makes a brief mention of the point that in West Virginia, there is no procedure for a group to get on the ballot before it has chosen any candidates. West Virginia is one of eleven states in which a group must list a candidate on a ballot access petition; there is no other way to get on the Read more »

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