Dec 07 2012

Prominent California Politics Blog Carries Proposal in Favor of Proportional Representation

Source: Ballot Access News

Fox and Hounds, a well-read California politics blog, has this article by Joe Mathews, advocating proportional representation. Thanks to Rob Richie for the link.

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Dec 07 2012

Jill Stein is First Woman to Receive More than One-Quarter of 1% of the General Election Vote for President

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Although the votes are still being counted, it appears Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, received approximately 475,000 votes, or approximately .36% of the total vote. She is therefore the first woman to receive more than .25% of the total vote for President in a general election. Lenora Fulani had been the previous record-holder, polling .237% in 1988. Thanks to Gregory Rosenthal for pointing this out at his blog, Pacific Dreams New York Life. Thanks to Nancy Hanks for the link to Rosenthal’s Read more »

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Dec 07 2012

Oral Argument Held in Arizona Case over Discriminatory Voter Registration Form

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 3, U.S. District Court Judge Cindy Jorgenson held an oral argument in Arizona Libertarian Party v Bennett, 4:11cv856, in Tucson. The issue is the constitutionality of the Arizona voter registration form, which lists checkboxes for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, and then a blank line for anyone who wants to register into any other party or to register as an independent. The plaintiffs are the Libertarian Party and the Green Party. Read more »

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Dec 07 2012

The Daily Oklahoman Carries Story About Americans Elect Losing its Party Status in Oklahoma

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The December 5 issue of The Oklahoman, the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma, has this story about Americans Elect no longer being a qualified party in Oklahoma. The story mentions that the 18 registered members of the party will be converted to independent voters. What the story does not say is that under Oklahoma law, any voter is free to re-register as an Americans Elect Party member. This is because of a lawsuit won by the Oklahoma Libertarian Party in 1998 called Atherton v Ward. When a Read more »

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