Apr 10 2012

Peace & Freedom Party Presidential Primary Ballot Access Case Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

The Peace & Freedom Party is currently in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, asking that Peta Lindsay be restored to the party’s presidential primary ballot. The primary is June 5. Both sides in the lawsuit, Peace & Freedom Party v Bowen, have agreed to expedite the lawsuit. Assuming the judge agrees, all the briefs will be in by April 20. Oral argument is somewhat likely to be on April 24. UPDATE: the oral argument will be April 26 at 9 a.m. Read more »

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Apr 10 2012

Response Brief Filed in Alabama Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 9, the Alabama Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties filed this 9-page response brief in Stein v Chapman, 2:12cv-42. This is the case that challenges the March petition deadline for minor parties, at least as applied to presidential elections.

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Apr 10 2012

Constitution Party and Americans Elect Both File Petition for Party Status in South Dakota

Source: Ballot Access News

The South Dakota deadline for a party to submit its petition to be qualified was March 27. Both Americans Elect, and the Constitution Party, submitted petitions. The state hopes to have checked each petition within a week.

The Libertarian Party had turned in its petition several months ago, and its petition had been approved on February 28. Read more »

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Apr 10 2012

Reform Party Sets National Presidential Convention

Source: Ballot Access News

The Reform Party national presidential convention will be August 10-12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The party is ballot-qualified in Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

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Apr 10 2012

Buddy Roemer Receives $185,470.11 Additional in Federal Primary Season Matching Funds

Source: Ballot Access News

Buddy Roemer, currently seeking the Americans Elect presidential nomination, recently received $185,470.11 in federal primary season matching funds. See this FEC presss release. He had previously received $100,000 in matching funds. So far no one else running for President this year has qualified.

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Apr 10 2012

George Phillies: Was Carla Howell Campaigning with Gary Johnson?

Source: Independent Political Report

From George Phillies:

We have a tax day rally in Massachusetts this April 15.

Gary Johnson is speaking at the Worcester Rally. I gather he was also invited to the Boston Rally, which is Republican oriented and has some different speakers.

He will be introduced by Carla Howell, who is apparently traveling to some events with him. Read more »

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Apr 10 2012

Van Jones Walks Back Saying Libertarians ‘hate… the brown folk, the gays, the lesbians’

Source: Independent Political Report

From an email.


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Apr 10 2012

Darrell Castle Constitution Party Podcast: The Council on Foreign Relations and Education

Source: Independent Political Report

Listen here. The caption reads:
Darrell Castle discusses the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report and recommendations on US Education. By the way, who or what is “human capital?”

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Apr 10 2012

Massachusetts Secretary of State Releases Green Party Presidential Primary Results

Source: Ballot Access News

The Green Party had a presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 6. The Secretary of State has finally released the results, which are: Jill Stein 1,018; Kent Mesplay 89; Harley Mikkelson 84; “no preference” 232. There were also 95 write-ins, and 36 blank ballots.

The only states which have provided presidential primaries to any minor parties so far in Read more »

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Apr 10 2012

Tennessee Asks Sixth Circuit to Remove Green and Constitution Parties from 2012 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 2, the Tennessee Secretary of State asked the 6th circuit to reverse the U.S. District Court and remove the Green Party and the Constitution Party from the 2012 ballot. The U.S. District Court had put them both on the ballot on February 3, on the basis that the ballot access law for newly-qualifying parties is unconstitutional and that these two plaintiff political parties had shown they have a modicum of support. Here is the state’s Read more »

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