Apr 28 2012

Buddy Roemer Discusses His Attempt to Find an Independent or Democratic Vice-Presidential Running Mate

Source: Ballot Access News

The New Orleans Times-Picayue has this story about Buddy Roemer. He says he is mulling over a list of 23 possible vice-presidential running mates. He mentions the Americans Elect rule that requires his choice to be someone who is not a Republican.

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Apr 28 2012

Alabama Ballot Access Bill Has Hearing in House Committee on May 2

Source: Ballot Access News

Alabama SB 15, which passed the Senate on April 26, will be heard in the House Constitution & Elections Committee on May 2, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. The hearing is in Hearing Room 123. The only business of the committee that day will be SB 15, the ballot access improvement bill.

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Apr 28 2012

Virginia Greens, Like Libertarians, Must Start Over on Presidential Ballot Access Petition

Source: Ballot Access News

As previously reported, because the Virginia Governor and the Virginia legislature changed the effective date of HB 1151, the Libertarian Party’s presidential petition, which had 2,100 signatures, is not valid and the party must start all over. The Virginia Green Party’s petition, which had almost 2,000 signatures, is also now invalid.

As reported earlier, the legislature had unanimously passed HB 1151 on March 2, saying Read more »

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Apr 28 2012

Instant Runoff Voting Seems Secure in Oakland

Source: Ballot Access News

Opponents of Instant Runoff Voting have not prevailed this year, in their attempts to persuade Oakland, California, to abandon it. See this story. The city council will not repeal it, and the opponents’ plans to circulate an initiative to repeal it have been called off.

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Apr 28 2012

Gary Johnson Plans to File for Primary Season Matching Funds on April 27

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 27, Gary Johnson expects to file evidence with the Federal Election Commission that he has qualified for primary season matching funds. The law requires contributions of at least $5,000 from at least 20 states. Individual contributions can be as high as $2,500, but only the first $250 of any individual’s contribution counts toward the matching funds requirement. Johnson believes he has met the threshold in 23 states. If his application is Read more »

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Apr 28 2012

District of Columbia Board of Elections Counts Roseanne Barr Write-Ins

Source: Ballot Access News

The District of Columbia Board of Elections has counted the write-in votes cast for Roseanne Barr in the April 3 Green Party presidential primary. She received 73 write-ins. Jill Stein, the only candidate whose name was on the ballot for President, received 216 votes. There were also 27 write-in candidates for other candidates. The Board hasn’t yet posted the write-ins on its web page, but it will soon. Read more »

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Apr 28 2012

Oklahoma Ballot Access Bill, Lowering Number of Signatures in Mid-Term Years, Passes Senate Unanimously

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 25, the Oklahoma Senate unanimously passed HB 1058. The bill now goes to a conference committee, because the version the House passed last year is different than the Senate version. The House version is much better. It lowers the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties to exactly 22,500. The Senate version keeps the same petition requirement as the existing law, in presidential election years; but it lowers the Read more »

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Apr 28 2012

Five Republican Members of Stone County, Arkansas Party Committee Resign Rather than Rescind Their Signatures on an Independent Candidate Petition

Source: Ballot Access News

Paul White is an independent candidate this year for State Senate in Stone County, Arkansas. His petition is due on May 1. The district has an incumbent Republican who is running for re-election this year. According to this story, the Republican County Committee has asked that its own members who signed the White petition should either rescind their signatures, or resign from the committee. Five members of the committee Read more »

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Apr 28 2012

Jim Clymer Donates Big Money to Constitution Party, Goode Chips In

Source: Independent Political Report

Jim Clymer is the former National Chairman of the Constitution Party, so one might expect him to be a significant donator to the party. However, Jim Clymer makes up over $50,000 worth of donations since 2010, which represents a significant portion of the total funds raised. Clymer brings to the ticket a certain financial stability that Constitution Party presidential tickets have in the past often lacked. Read more »

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Apr 28 2012

Art Robinson Endorsed by Libertarian, Constitution, Independent, and Republican Parties

Source: Independent Political Report

Art Robinson is a candidate for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District. He has managed to secure the nominations of the Constitution Party, Independent Party, and Republican Party, as well as the endorsement of the Libertarian Party. Robinson is facing a Democratic incumbent, but has already collected well over 100,000 friends on Facebook for his bid for Congress. He’s fund-raising pretty well too. Read more »

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