May 02 2012

Mark Schmitt Suggests Instant-Runoff Voting Would Help if it Existed in Presidential Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

Mark Schmitt, writing for The New Republic, comments here on Americans Elect, and then goes on to recommend Instant-Runoff Voting in presidential general elections. He also recommends that states permit fusion (i.e., letting two parties jointly nominate the same candidate).

Schmitt says only five states permit fusion, although he does not name them. Actually Read more »

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May 02 2012

South Carolina Says Americans Elect Petition is Valid

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 27, the South Carolina Election Commission determined that Americans Elect has enough valid signatures on its petition, and it is now a ballot-qualified party. The state requires 10,000 signatures. Americans Elect can remain ballot-qualified in South Carolina as long as it continues to run at least one candidate every four years.

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May 02 2012

President Obama Ties with Roseanne Barr in District of Columbia Green Presidential Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

The District of Columbia Board of Elections has released all the write-in tallies for the April 3, 2012 Green Party presidential primary. It had already been known that Jill Stein won that primary, because Stein was the only name on that ballot, and her total (previously released) is 216, whereas all write-ins put together total only 164.

The Board’s breakdown shows that Roseanne Barr and President Obama each received Read more »

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May 02 2012

New York Times Interview with Gary Johnson

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York Times has this interview with Gary Johnson, on the eve of the Libertarian Party’s national convention, which starts May 3.

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May 02 2012

Virgil Goode Polling 5% in Virginia

Source: Independent Political Report

Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia as well as the current Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. He has lived in Virginia all his life and the family name “Goode” means something in the area due to he and his father’s political careers. Now Public Policy Polling has found that Goode scores 5% against Obama and Romney in Virginia, even when an “Other” option is included. Read more »

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May 02 2012

Will California AIP Put Virgil Goode on the Ballot?

Source: Independent Political Report

The ballot qualified American Independent Party in California, which was allied with the Constitution Party and its predecessor, the US Taxpayers Party, for the purpose of presidential ballot access from 1992 to 2004, was taken over by a faction that supported Alan Keyes in 2008. As a result, for the first time, the Constitution Party’s national ticket was not on the ballot in California. Read more »

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May 02 2012

Ralph Nader: The Ghost of Osama bin Laden

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

(The imagined conversation between the Ghost of Osama bin Laden and President Barack Obama)

The Ghost of Osama bin Laden swirled into the Oval Office where Barack Obama was spending the evening going over a pile of requested sign-offs for drone missions.

Osama’s Ghost: “Mind if we have a conversation one year after you dispatched my body Read more »

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May 02 2012

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Calls for the Postmaster General to Resign

Source: Nader.org (from April 26)

Condemns Postmaster General Donahoe’s Calls for Service Cuts, Post Office Closings, Job Cuts

For More Information Contact:
Ralph Nader or Jeff Musto
202-387-8034 Read more »

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May 02 2012

Ralph Nader: Letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe – It Is Time to Resign

Source: Nader.org (from April 26)

Dear Mr. Donahoe,

You are actively presiding over the demise of one of our country’s greatest founding institutions. The U.S. Postal Service is an institution that was conceived by Benjamin Franklin and which has succeeded brilliantly over the generations to service, connect, and allow the people of our land to communicate with each other anywhere at a common rate regardless of whether they live in urban, suburban, or rural areas. Read more »

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May 02 2012

Former Fundraiser’s Lawsuit Against Gary Johnson Dismissed on Technicality

Source: Independent Political Report

As previously reported on IPR, a fund raiser claims former New Mexico Gov. and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson owes him more $100,000 in commissions and fees.

Jonathan Bydlak filed suit in federal court against Johnson, Johnson’s campaign committee, Johnson’s “Our America Initiative” PAC, and other defendants, seeking Read more »

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