May 15 2012

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Moving Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties from April to August

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 10, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 3700, which moves the petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties from April to August. It also gives newly-qualifying parties the choice of whether to nominate by convention or primary (if they want a primary, of course they must file before the primary). This bill only passed because minor parties won the 2010 lawsuit and also the 2012 lawsuit, against the early deadline. Read more »

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May 15 2012

New Orleans Times-Picayune Publicizes Buddy Roemer’s Last-Minute Attempt to Qualify for Americans Elect Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has this story about the approaching deadline for candidates to qualify for the Americans Elect primary ballot. The story, published early on May 14, says Buddy Roemer has 5,618 “clicks”. As of 12:45 p.m. eastern time on the same day, the Americans Elect web page says now he has 5,668. He needs 10,000 with at least 1,000 from each of ten states. Read more »

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May 15 2012

Germany’s Non-Major Parties Poll 34.6% of Vote in State Elections in Germany’s Most Populous State, North Rhine-Westphalia

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 13, the most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia, held elections for its own state government. The Green Party polled 11.3%, the Free Democrats polled 8.6%, the Pirate Party polled 7.8%, and The Left polled 2.5%. The Social Democrats polled 39.1% and the Christian Democratic Union, which governs Germany, only polled 26.3%. Other parties polled the remainder of the vote. See this story. Read more »

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May 15 2012

Michael Russnow at Huffington Post on California’s Top-Two System

Source: Ballot Access News

Michael Russnow is a California scriptwriter and recently an officer with the Writers Guild of America. He has worked on many well-known television series, and some films, and is a Democrat and a former congressional aide. He has this commentary on California’s top-two “open primary” system here.

He mentions the California June 2012 primary ballot, which lists 24 candidates for U.S. Read more »

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May 15 2012

Ralph Nader: Pompous Prevaricators of Power

Source: Nader.org

By Ralph Nader

A friend who works in Congress and actually reads the Congressional Record suggested that a collection of excerpted falsehoods by Republicans on the floor of the House of Representatives and Senate would make compelling evidence for the truth of economist Albert Hirschman’s book, The Rhetoric of Reaction (1991).

Professor Hirschman, a very original political economist, found throughout American Read more »

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May 15 2012

Schum: Progressives are Lost to LP

Source: Independent Political Report

Debbie Schum resides in Colorado, and gave IPR permission to publish her article, below, which was originally sent to the LP-CT discussion list.

Progressives are Lost to the LP
By Debbie Schum

Just to prove how effective educating the masses is, my husband just registered Read more »

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May 15 2012

C Michael Pickens: Libertarian is a Verb

Source: Independent Political Report


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C Michael Pickens is currently the Northern Vice-Charmain for the California Libertarian Executive Committee.

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May 15 2012

Alan Pyeatt: A Look at Libertarian Party Nominees Gary Johnson, Judge Gray

Source: Independent Political Report

This was published in OpEdNews May 11, 2012

This past weekend, the Libertarian Party celebrated its 40th birthday by choosing its candidates for President and Vice President. The Libertarians selected former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for President, and retired judge James Gray of California for Vice President. The convention was broadcast nationally on C-SPAN , and received Read more »

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May 15 2012

Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein debate in San Francisco

Source: Green Party Watch

As was reported here at Green Party Watch May 12th found the San Francisco Green Party host to a presidential debate between Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr. Ann Garrison covers the debate at Fog City Journal, a widely read news website based in San Francisco.

Where Obama and Romney see a world full of terrorists requiring an ever-heightened Read more »

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May 15 2012

New Constitution Party Newsletter

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is the newest Constitution Party Newsletter. Here is the announcement that accompanied the link:

From the Chairman…….

Dear Friend,

Former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode secured the Constitution Party’s nomination Read more »

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