Apr 14 2012

Oregon Libertarians Announce First Statewide Primary Election

Source: Independent Political Report

Libertarian Party of Oregon
PO Box 1099
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2012
Contact: Bruce A. Knight, LPO Secretary Read more »

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Apr 14 2012

Video of Gary Johnson Speaking at Las Vegas Fundraiser

Source: Independent Political Report


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Apr 14 2012

Red Phillips: Ron Paul-To Run Third Party or Not to Run Third Party

Source: Independent Political Report

Ron Paul: to Run Third Party or Not to Run Third Party

As it is now clear that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee, chatter has intensified about what Ron Paul and his supporters should do. For a representative sample, here is a recent article from Justin Raimondo urging Ron Paul to run third party. Here is a reply to Justin from Ron Holland. Read more »

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Apr 14 2012

Video of Constitution Party Presidential Debate, March 31, 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

On March 31, 2012, four Constitution Party candidates for President held a debate in Lansing, Michigan. The four candidates were Dr. Laurie Roth, Susan Ducey, former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, and former Savannah State football coach Robby Wells. The video is below; thanks to WKTV and the U.S. Taxpayers Party Michigan for making the video available on YouTube. Read more »

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Apr 14 2012

Oregon Libertarian Party Plans to Nominate by Private Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, the Oregon Libertarian Party expects to nominate candidates for public office this year by privately-financed mail balloting. The party may have got this idea from the Independent Party, another ballot-qualified Oregon minor party that has been nominating that way for several years now.

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Apr 14 2012

U.S. House Signature Requirements for Minor Party and Independent Candidates in Illinois and Pennsylvania are Significantly Lower This Year than Normally

Source: Ballot Access News

Because 2012 is the first election year following redistricting, the number of signatures needed for minor party and independent candidates for U.S. House in Illinois and Pennsylvania is significantly lower than in normal years.

In Illinois, in a normal year, the petition is 5% of the last vote cast. That means the typical U.S. House district following a presidential year needs, on the average, 14,000 Read more »

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Apr 14 2012

Green Party and Constitution Party Respond to Tennessee’s Efforts to Remove them from Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 10, the Constitution Party of Tennessee, and the Green Party of Tennessee, filed this brief in the 6th circuit. The state is trying to persuade the 6th Circuit to remove these two parties from the 2012 ballot. A U.S. District Court had put them on, on February 3, 2012. The state says the two parties haven’t shown a modicum of voter support.

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Apr 14 2012

U.S. District Court Refuses to Reconsider Decision in Nader v Federal Election Commission

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 12, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued this 12-page order in Nader v Federal Election Commission, 1:10cv989. Nader had filed the case in 2010, arguing that the FEC was wrong to have dismissed his complaint against the Democratic Party for spending millions of dollars in 2004 to keep him off the ballot, and then failing to report these expenditures. Nader couldn’t file the case earlier than 2010 because it took the FEC Read more »

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Apr 14 2012

History News Network Carries Two Op-Eds on Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

The History News Network is a ten-year-old forum for historians. The purpose of the site is to carry articles by historians that help put current events into historical perspective. Recently the Network carried two op-eds about Americans Elect. Here is the first submission, by Robert Brent Toplin, which ran on March 26. Here is a somewhat different perspective, by J. David Gillespie, which ran on April 9. Read more »

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Apr 14 2012

Wisconsin Says Americans Elect Petition is Valid

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 12, Wisconsin state election officials determined that the Americans Elect petition has enough valid signatures. The state requires 10,000, and Americans Elect had submitted 17,000. Wisconsin now has four qualified parties. The others are Republican, Democratic, and Constitution.

Groups that are not qualified parties can still place nominees on the November ballot, with Read more »

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