Legitimate officers of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) led by Tim Reeves have learned from a representative of the Gary Johnson campaign that Wes Wagner threatened to refuse placing the Johnson/Gray ticket on the Oregon general election Read more »
Six state Green parties completed their presidential primaries on Saturday, and all six voted strongly for Dr. Jill Stein. New York was the biggest win, with Stein winning 14 of 16 delegates. She also won 4 of 4 delegates at the Mississippi convention. Pennsylvania Greens completed their caucuses by awarding 4 of 7 delegates to Dr. Stein. In Tennessee, she won 2.5 of 4 delegates. In Minnesota, Stein won 4 of 7 delegates. And in Read more »
Roseanne Barr, seeking the Green Party nomination for President, appeared on CNN over the weekend. In her interview she encourages California voters to register Green and vote for her in the Green Party primary in June, and describes how the Green Party is the Party of solutions, small & efficient government, and starting over the right way.
Following weeks of rumors and media reports about her intentions, Stone Mountain, Georgia resident Cynthia McKinney, a six term member of the U.S. Congress and the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States has filed an FEC-1 “Statement of Organization”. In this filing she declares her intention to seek the nomination of the Georgia Green Party for Congress of the United States. Read more »
The Illinois Libertarian Party is running Chad Grimm for State Representative in the 92nd district, which includes Peoria. No Republican is running in this race, so if Grimm gets on the November ballot, he is very likely to poll at least 5% of the vote, and make the Libertarian Party ballot-qualified in this district for 2014. See this story. Currently the Libertarian Party isn’t ballot-qualified in any legislative or U.S. House district. When Read more »
On March 13, the federal government charged Illinois Democratic State Representative Derrick Smith with bribery. Nevertheless, on March 20, Smith was renominated in the Democratic primary. His only opponent in the Democratic primary in the 10th district was Tom Swiss, a former executive director of the Cook County Republican Party. Also, the district is majority black, and Swiss is white. Read more »
Although the California press is filled with stories about California’s top-two election system, no newspaper story in California has discussed how the system has worked in Louisiana. This is peculiar, because Louisiana has had 30 years of experience with top-two in congressional elections, and 37 years of experience in state elections.
The most striking observation about Louisiana’s experience with top-two in congressional Read more »
Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley is being interviewed on various media outlets about his new book, “We Can All Do Better.” On KCBS radio in San Francisco on the morning of May 20, he said that he wishes there were a new political party that would focus on Congressional elections. He said even if that new party won twenty seats in Congress, it could change national economic policy. Read more »
On May 16, the Missouri legislature passed HB 1036, which removes party logos from general election ballots. A party logo is a cartoon-like symbol of each political party. They were common on ballots a century ago, to assist voters who could not read.
Some years ago, the Missouri Libertarian Party had been irritated that the Democratic Party’s logo in Missouri was the Statue of Liberty, which in other states is the Libertarian Read more »