Dec 19 2012

Oregon Constitution Party May Have Lost its Qualified Status

Source: Ballot Access News

Oregon requires qualified political parties that have registration smaller than one-half of 1% to poll at least 1% of the vote for any statewide office, every two years, in order to remain on the ballot.

At the 2012 election, the Constitution Party nominated candidates for three statewide offices: President (the Oregon Constitution Party nominated Will Christensen for President instead of Virgil Goode); Treasurer; and Attorney General. The party’s nominees for President and Treasurer did Read more »

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Dec 19 2012

Alabama Ballot Access Bill to be Reintroduced Soon

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 19, Alabama State Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) said he will re-introduce his bill to lower the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties and non-presidential independent candidates. Thanks to Joshua Cassity for this information.

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Dec 19 2012

Fourth Circuit Will Hear Virginia Case on Out-of-State Circulators During the Week of March 19-22, 2013

Source: Ballot Access News

The Fourth Circuit has tentatively set the oral argument in Libertarian Party of Virginia v Judd for the week of March 19-22, 2013. This is the case that challenges Virginia’s ban on out-of-state circulators. The U.S. District Court had struck down the law and the state is appealing.

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Dec 19 2012

Washington, D.C., City Council Repeals Ban on Out-of-District Petitioners

Source: Ballot Access News

On the evening of December 18, the Washington, D.C. City Council repealed the District of Columbia’s ban on out-of-district petitioners. The new law says that circulators who don’t live in the District must notify the District before they start to work, and must sign an agreement promising to be subject to subpoena power, should authorities in the district wish to investigate any possible election law violation. Read more »

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Dec 19 2012

Obama, GOP pushing U.S. in wrong direction in “Fiscal Cliff”

Source: JillStein.org

Ending the Great Recession, not the deficit, is nation’s top priority

2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said today that the so-called Fiscal Cliff Talks “need to focus on putting Americans back to work while creating a sustainable economy,” and that the U.S. can do that and end the deficit by:

  • Restoring progressive taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations, comparable to rates in the Read more »
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    Dec 19 2012

    LP.Org Puts Oregon Convention for Reeves Group on their Event Calendar; Wagner Responds

    Source: Independent Political Report

    One of our IPR readers found an entry on the website for the national Libertarian Party, with an event listed for the Oregon LP. This convention, however, is for the Reeves group, which is not currently recognized by the Secretary of State in that state. This dispute has been going on since at least March of 2011. The judicial committee for the LNC has affirmed that, for now, the Wagner group is the proper group of officers to be recognized. However, at the National Convention in Las Read more »

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    Dec 19 2012

    Libertarian James Camp Calls for Ending State Income Tax in 2-Way GA Senate Race

    Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

    A special election for state senate on Jan. 8 in Georgia brings another opportunity to give voters a choice for much less government. Libertarian candidate James Camp will face off in District 30 against Republican Mike Dugan in a two-way race. Incumbent Bill Hamrick had resigned from the senate in September to accept a judicial appointment.

    Camp’s call to end the state income tax is a major centerpiece of his campaign. Read more »

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