Sep 22 2012

Six States Have a Republican-Democratic Ballot Monopoly for All Congressional Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

Minor party and/or independent candidates for Congress will appear on the ballot in 44 states this November. The states in which there will be no such candidates are Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Washington.

In Hawaii, Nebraska, and South Dakota, there are ballot-qualified minor parties who could have run someone without a great deal of effort, but no one chose to run. Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Alabama and Oklahoma are Only States with No Minor Parties Listed on Ballot for Any Partisan Office

Source: Ballot Access News

This year, Alabama and Oklahoma are the only two states in which no party labels will appear on any ballot in November for any partisan office, except “Republican” and “Democratic.” Lawsuits against the ballot access laws of both states are pending and may get decisions in 2013. In both instances, the U.S. District Court refused injunctive relief, but declaratory relief is yet to be decided.

In Oklahoma the plaintiffs are the Green and Libertarian Parties. In Alabama the plaintiffs are the Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Primary Required a Recount and a Lawsuit to Determine Winner for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

The Vermont Progressive Party is entitled to its own primary. At the August 28 primary, the party’s state chair, Martha Abbott, filed to run for Governor. Hers was the only name on the Progressive Party primary ballot. She let it be known that if she were nominated, she would withdraw from the general election, because the Progressive Party leadership wanted to have no Progressive nominee on the ballot for Governor, so as to assist the Democratic incumbent who is running for re-election. Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Associated Press-Roper Poll on Partisan Affiliation

Source: Ballot Access News

For at least three years, the Associated Press-Roper-GfK poll has been periodically asking respondents, “Do you consider yourself a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or none of these?” The September 2012 poll, taken between September 13-17, shows these results on page 34:

Democrat 31%
Independent 29% Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Sixth Circuit Again Refuses to Hear Michigan Libertarian Party Presidential Ballot Access Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 21, the Sixth Circuit refused to rehear Gelineau v Ruth Johnson, the case to get Gary Johnson of Austin, Texas, on the Michigan ballot as the Libertarian presidential candidate. The state didn’t even explain, in any of its briefs, why James P. Gray, the Libertarian nominee for vice-president, should not be on the November ballot; he isn’t a “sore loser”. The Court seems to base its unwillingness to actually hear the case on the point that the case should have been filed sooner. Here is the two-page Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Carl Person’s Candidate Statement for Libertarian National Committee’s Open At-Large Position

Source: Independent Political Report

*Carl E. Person
Attorney at Law
225 E. 36th St. – Suite 3A
New York NY 10016-3664
Tel: 212-307-4444
Fax: 212-307-0247
carlpers2@gmail.com
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Sep 22 2012

Voices from our community: A veteran of the Afghanistan War speaks out on poverty

Source: Jill Stein for President

Today we share the story of Mason Bliss, an Afghan vet and Green Party supporter, as our latest feature in a new series highlighting voices from our community.




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