Nov 30 2012

Time for the Unthinkable: a Third-Party

Source: Daily Paul

How to Take the Ron Paul Revolution to the Next Level

Nelson Hultberg | AFR

In the aftermath of the sickening travesty that Obama’s reelection represents, pundits on the right are building up their strategic juices to project how conservatives and libertarians can “take over the Republican Party” and begin taking the country back. Read more »

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Nov 30 2012

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer Will Re-Introduce Ballot Access Reform Bill in 2013

Source: Ballot Access News

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) said in his recent e-mail newsletter to constituents that he will be re-introducing his ballot access reform bill. Thanks to Tom McLaughlin for this news.

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Nov 30 2012

New “Top Two” Election System Causes Problems For Smaller Political Parties

Source: Valley Public Radio (via Ballot Access News)

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of California’s new top-two election reform.

When California voters approved Proposition 14 in 2010, supporters hailed it as a way to make many races for Congress, the Legislature and state offices more competitive, thanks to a new top-two election system. Read more »

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Nov 30 2012

Marc Montoni: $1000 Challenge For Libertarian Candidates (Revised 2012)

Source: Independent Political Report

Posted by Marc Montoni at Free Virginia:

So, you’re a Libertarian Candidate, and you want a big donation from me. Sure! I have $1,000 burning a hole in my pocket. You can claim it — all of it.

But it isn’t “free”. You’ll need to have some ducks in a row. Here are my requirements:

Keep reading….

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Nov 29 2012

D.C. City Council President Submits Bill to Legalize Out-of-District Petitioners

Source: Ballot Access News

Washington, D.C. city council president Phil Mendelson has introduced a bill to legalize petitioners who don’t live in the District of Columbia. See this story. As the story notes, the bill is prompted by the pending Libertarian Party lawsuit against the District’s ban. The case has not been adjudicated yet, and if the bill passes, the lawsuit will be moot. The Center for Competitive Democracy and attorney Oliver Hall had filed the case. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link. Read more »

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Nov 29 2012

2014 NY Libertarian Rumors

Source: Independent Political Report

It may be early but New York Libertarians are already talking about the 2014 race for Governor.

The 2012 Senate candidate, Chris Edes, has already announced his plans to seek the LP nomination for 2014, reflected in his Chris Edes for Governor page on Facebook. In public comments, Edes seems to feel his performance in the Senate race supports his candidacy. Critics note that Edes only got 28,000 votes, well short of the 50,000 needed for ballot status. Read more »

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Nov 29 2012

What Next for Americans Elect?

Source: Independent Political Report

Americans Elect was believed by many to have ended when they failed to recruit a presidential candidate who met their standards, after spending eight figures to get millions of signatures and getting on the ballot in about 30 states.

However, late in the election season they spent a non-trivial amount of money to help elect independent Maine US Senator (and former Governor) Angus King, who was already solidly ahead in the polls Read more »

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Nov 29 2012

November 2012 Ballot Access News Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballot Access News
November 1, 2012 – Volume 28, Number 6

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Nov 28 2012

Constitution Party Election Board Members, and Republican Members, Block Boulder County, Colorado, from Certifiying Election Results

Source: Ballot Access News

Three political parties in Colorado enjoy the ability to appoint members to county election boards. The three parties are the Democratic, Republican, and Constitution Parties. The Constitution Party is considered a major party under the law because its gubernatorial nominee in 2010 polled over 10% of the vote. According to this story, in Boulder County, the Constitution and Republican county election board members voted not to certify the county’s results, because they are dissatisfied with some of the Read more »

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Nov 28 2012

Steven Maviglio Analyzes California’s 2012 Top-Two Primary Experience

Source: Ballot Access News

Steven Maviglio has this commentary about the California 2012 election, including comments about how California’s top-two system worked. Maviglio is a former Press Secretary for former Governor Gray Davis, and a former aide to two members of Congress, and a former member of the Clinton administration. He runs a public affairs-campaign firm called Forza Communications.

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