Sep 09 2012

Pennsylvania Challenge Process Pauses for Determination of Some Legal Issues

Source: Ballot Access News

After almost three weeks of Pennsylvania state court proceedings in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, approximately 41,000 signatures on the Libertarian Pennsylvania statewide petition have been processed. There are still 8,500 unprocessed signatures.

“Processed” means that both sides have looked at each processed signature, and either both sides agree that the signature is valid, or both sides agree it isn’t valid, or the two sides disagree. Many of the Read more »

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Sep 09 2012

Michigan Secretary of State Says Gary Johnson of Texas Can’t Be on Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 7, Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State of Michigan, informed the Libertarian Party that she won’t print Gary Johnson of Austin, Texas, on the November ballot, because Michigan has no procedure for contingent presidential or vice-presidential party nominees.

However, Michigan has no statutory procedure for a qualified party to substitute a new presidential or vice-presidential nominee either, yet in 1972, when the Democratic nominee for vice-president resigned Read more »

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Sep 09 2012

Kentucky Secretary of State Says All Three Presidential Petitions are Valid

Source: Ballot Access News

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has already approved all three presidential petitions submitted earlier. Therefore, Kentucky will have five presidential candidates on its ballot, the nominees of the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Green Parties, and independent candidate Randall Terry.

This is the first time the Green Party presidential nominee has been on in Kentucky since 2000. Thanks to Tamar Yager for this news. Read more »

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Sep 09 2012

Top-Two Open Primary Initiative in Arizona Will be on Ballot as Proposition 121

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 7, the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit over whether the top-two open primary should be on the ballot. See this story. Here is a link to how the measure will be presented on the ballot. Scroll down to page eight. Note that the measure is not called “Open primary”; it is called a “top-two primary.” However, virtually every newspaper in Arizona recently has referred to the measure as an “open primary.” Read more »

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Sep 09 2012

New York Conservative Party Nominates Mitt Romney for President

Source: Ballot Access News

On the afternoon of September 8, the New York Conservative Party met in Albany and nominated Mitt Romney for President. See the party’s web page announcement here.

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