Dec 27 2012

U.S. District Court Hears Oral Argument in Libertarian/Anti-Prohibition Fusion Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 20, a U.S. District Court Magistrate in Brooklyn, New York, heard oral arguments in Credico v New York State Board of Elections, 1:10cv-4555. The issue is a discriminatory law that lets two qualified parties jointly nominate the same candidate and puts such a candidate on the ballot twice; yet when two unqualified parties jointly nominate the same candidate, the candidate can only appear on the ballot once, with both party labels squeezed into the tiny space next to his or her name. Read more »

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Dec 27 2012

ProPublica Story on How Pro-Democratic Groups Made Independent Expenditures to Boost Libertarian in Montana U.S. Senate Race

Source: Ballot Access News

ProPublica has this story about groups that wanted to help Montana U.S. Senator Jon Tester get re-elected in November 2012. So, they made independent expenditures in favor of the Libertarian in the race, Dan Cox.

The story is not completely accurate; it says that the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate received more votes than any other Libertarian in the 2012 election, but actually the Libertarian running for Read more »

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Dec 27 2012

Illinois Green Party Files Lawsuit Against Procedures for Getting on Ballot in April 2013 Special U.S. House Election

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 17, the Illinois Green Party, and its nominee for U.S. House, 2nd district, in the upcoming April 2013 special election, filed a lawsuit against the ballot access requirements for non-qualified parties and independent candidates.

The bill, setting the date for the special election, was signed on December 3, 2012, so theoretically the Green Party was free on the following day to start collecting signatures. The law demands 15,682 valid Read more »

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