Aug 10 2012

Reform Party National Nominating Convention August 10-12, 2012

Source: Reform Party

REFORM PARTY CONVENTION 2012 August 10-12 Location: Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City 1100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 19107 Tel: 1-215-789-4732 Fax: 1-215-925-0800

Visit here for the event page.

Share
Aug 10 2012

California AIP Convention Starts Tomorrow 10 Aug 12

Source: Independent Political Report

I nearly missed this item passed on to us by Don Lake.

Markham Robinson, AIP SCC Secretary

American Independent Party of California
Meeting Announcement for its
2012 Biennial Convention
and State Central Committee
Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

Green Party Misses Kansas Petition Deadline by a Few Hours

Source: Ballot Access News

The Kansas independent candidate petition is noon on August 6. The independent candidate petition for Jill Stein was submitted on the afternoon of August 6, but the Secretary of State rejected the petition because it was filed a few hours after noon.

However, it is probable that the petition didn’t have enough valid signatures anyway. The law requires 5,000, but the petition only had 5,520 signatures. All the signatures were gathered in the week before the Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Won’t Rehear Write-in Counting Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, denied the Libertarian Party’s request to rehear the case over whether election officials must count write-ins for declared presidential write-in candidates.

Federal law requires jurisdictions that vote for President to tell the National Archives the number of votes received by each candidate for presidential elector. This point was never brought up in the lawsuit. But it leaves open the possibility of a new lawsuit, raising that point. It is hoped that some of this year’s Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

Sixth Circuit Preserves Ballot Spot in Tennessee for Green Party and Constitution Party

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 9, the Sixth Circuit issued a 7-page order, denying the request of Tennessee election officials to remove the Green Party and the Constitution Party from the November 2012 ballot. However, the Sixth Circuit did grant the state’s request for a stay of the U.S. District Court order that said there must be a random procedure to give each party an equal chance to get the top line on the ballot.

In February 2012, a U.S. District Court in Tennessee had struck down the state’s ballot access law for Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

Four Presidential Petitions Filed in Wisconsin; State Elections Office Questions Validity of Two of Them

Source: Ballot Access News

The Wisconsin deadline for independent presidential candidates, and the presidential nominees of unqualified parties, has passed. Four petitions were submitted for President: Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Gloria LaRiva (Party for Socialism and Liberation), and Jerry White (Socialist Equality Party).

The state elections office rejected the petitions of Jill Stein and Jerry White because the board says there Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

Colorado Has 17 Presidential Candidates, the Most Crowded Presidential General Election Ballot in U.S. History

Source: Ballot Access News

This year, Colorado will have seventeen presidential candidates listed on its ballot, the highest number of presidential candidates on a general election in U.S. history. However, there have been many instances when states had more candidates than that on their presidential primary ballots.

Colorado has five qualified parties, and those parties’ nominees, of course, are on the ballot automatically. They are the Democratic, Republican, Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties. Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

Scott Gesty “Dog Days of August” Money Grenade Announced

Source: Independent Political Report

Delaware Libertarian US House candidate Scott Gesty is challenging incumbent Democrat John Carney in a three-way race for the US House.

According to Delaware LP Chair Steven Newton,

The Republican entry into the race is so weak that the Libertarian will be Carney’s main opposition. We have the chance to put the very first Libertarian candidate radio commercials on the air and really get Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

Libertarian John Jay Myers for US Senate (Texas): Republican Ted Cruz is Enemy of Freedom

Source: Independent Political Report

Press release from John Jay Myers, Libertarian for US Senate from Texas:

Dallas, TX – John Jay Myers, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, rejects the notion that the recent Republican nomination of Ted Cruz is a victory for freedom-loving Americans. “The Tea Party originally fought for sound fiscal policy, lower taxes, and free markets. But now establishment Republicans like Cruz have hijacked it and Read more »

Share
Aug 10 2012

New Document Filed by Wagner Group Re: Oregon LP Lawsuit

Source: Independent Political Report

A motion has been filed by the Wagner group, asking that the lawsuit by the Reeves group be dismissed. For those of you not following the dispute, a group of men headed by Wes Wagner is currently recognized by the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Libertarian National Committee, as the “legitimate” officers of the Oregon Libertarian Party. Another group of people, headed by Tim Reeves, believe they are the true officers of the Oregon LP, and have filed suit to prove it.

Continue reading at Independent Political Report.

Share

Alibi3col theme by Themocracy