Aug 31 2012

Lee Wrights: Don’t be afraid to be who you were meant to be

Source: Liberty for All (via Independent Political Report)

When I was young and just starting out in political life, I believe I went through the same terrible experience Ron Paul supporters just went through in Tampa. Part of my political awakening was learning that the views I held, the belief in individual rights and personal responsibility, had a name – libertarian. I also learned that these views weren’t always acceptable in politics. People who held such views, or dared to speak of such things as individual rights, fiscal responsibility and limited government, were very Read more »

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Aug 31 2012

RELEASE: Green presidential ticket begins national ad campaign

Source: Jill Stein for President

(MADISON, WI) A new ad released today features a clip of a television interview with Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein in which she expresses outrage over the state of the nation and the political campaigning tactics of Democrats and Republicans.

Stein argues that a Green Party President would mean an end to unemployment, to foreclosures, to student debt, and corporate rule. “We’re not talking spare change,” says Stein. “We need a revolution.” Read more »

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Aug 31 2012

We’re fighting for our lives to keep Johnson/Gary on the ballot in PA – Please help now!

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Fellow Libertarians

Volunteers are going all-out to keep Libertarians Gov Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gary on the ballot in Pennsylvania – and our whole slate of statewide PA Libertarian candidates.

Roy Minet who’s heading the effort to stave off the Republican’s challenge, reports:

“As of late yesterday afternoon, we completed the review of approximately 26,000 petition signatures Read more »

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Aug 31 2012

Virginia State Board of Elections Says Libertarian Presidential Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures, but Virginia Republican Party Disputes That

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 22, the Virginia State Board of Elections notified the Libertarian Party of Virginia in an e-mail that the party has enough valid signatures, statewide and in each district. Furthermore, two days later, the Libertarians turned in even more signatures.

However, on August 31, an attorney representing the Republican Party of Virginia notified the Board that the party believes the vast majority of the Libertarian petition signatures are invalid. Virginia has no Read more »

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Aug 31 2012

Green Party Produces TV Ad for Jill Stein, Announces it Will be Aired in Oregon and Certain Other States

Source: Ballot Access News

See this story, which describes the first 2012 Jill Stein presidential ads made for television.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Aug 31 2012

Iowa State Court Judge Will Rule on Libertarian Party Ballot Status on Tuesday, September 4

Source: Ballot Access News

See this newspaper story for a brief account of the August 31 hearing on whether the Libertarian Party should remain on the ballot for President in Iowa. The judge said he will rule on Tuesday, September 4. Thanks to Brian Moore for the link.

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Aug 31 2012

Arizona Top-Two Open Primary Initiative Has Enough Valid Signatures to be on Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 31, a lower state court in Arizona determined that the top-two open primary initiative has enough valid signatures to be on the ballot. See this story.

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Aug 31 2012

Oklahoma Americans Elect Sues State Election Board to Place its Presidential Nominee on Ballot; Hearing Set for September 5

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 31, the Oklahoma Americans Elect Party sued the State Board of Elections, over the Board’s refusal to let the party list its presidential candidate on the ballot. The state acknowledges that the Americans Elect Party is ballot-qualified, but says it won’t print the party’s presidential nominee on the ballot because the national leaders of Americans Elect don’t want that to happen. The case has a hearing on September 5, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., before a State Supreme Court referee. Read more »

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Aug 31 2012

Two Ohio Voters Challenge Gary Johnson Ballot Status

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 24, two Ohio voters, Kelly Mills and Cynthia Rees, filed a challenge to the placement of Gary Johnson on the Ohio general election ballot. The Ohio Libertarian Party and the Johnson campaign were not informed of this until August 31.

The basis for the challenge is that Ohio law says candidates cannot get on the general election “by nominating petition” if he or she “seeks a party nomination for an office or position at a primary by Read more »

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Aug 31 2012

Libertarian Presidential Petition is Approved in District of Columbia

Source: Ballot Access News

The District of Columbia Board of Elections has determined that the petition for the Libertarian Party presidential nominee is sufficient and that Gary Johnson will appear on the ballot.

In 2008, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr missed the ballot in six jurisdictions: Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. Of those six jurisdictions, Johnson this year is now on the ballot in four of them. Connecticut is still checking the Read more »

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