Jan 31 2013

Maine Will Convert all Americans Elect Registrants to Independent Voters

Source: Ballot Access News

See this story about the legal status of Americans Elect in Maine. Soon, the Maine Secretary of State will be notifying all Americans Elect registrants that their party did not retain its spot on the ballot. These voters will be given a chance to re-register, but those who don’t respond will automatically be converted to independent voters. Americans Elect only had 58 registered members as of November 2012. Read more »

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Jan 31 2013

California Small Claims Court Takes Debates Exclusion Case Seriously; Sets Another Hearing

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 30, a small claims court in Los Angeles County heard arguments in the case called Patel v Associated Students. Graduate student Ankur Patel is compelled to be a member of the student body association at Cal State Northridge. Patel is suing for a return of his dues because the student association sponsored a debate in May 2012 for four candidates running for Congress in the 30th district. There were seven candidates on the June 2012 ballot for that seat. The Association refused to Read more »

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Jan 31 2013

California Libertarians Spend Day in Sacramento, Lobbying Against Bill that Would Create More One-Candidate Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 30, a group of California Libertarian Party activists spent the day in the State Capitol in Sacramento, urging the defeat of AB 141. The group, organized by Beau Cain, was able to meet with legislative staffers for six California Assemblymembers.

AB 141 would decrease voter choice in November for Congress and state legislative races. Current law requires that the top-two vote-getters be placed on the November ballot. AB 141 would shrink that Read more »

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Jan 31 2013

Ohio Secretary of State Says Four Minor Parties are on Ballot for 2013

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 31, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a directive stating that the Constitution, Green, Libertarian, and Socialist Parties are still on the ballot in Ohio, for calendar year 2013. There aren’t many partisan elections in Ohio in 2013, but a few cities have partisan elections. Also it is always possible that the state will have special U.S. House or state legislative elections in 2013, should a vacancy arise. Read more »

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Jan 31 2013

U.S. District Court in Illinois Hears Testimony in Special Election Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 30, a U.S. District Court in Chicago heard testimony in Jones v McGuffage, a challenge to Illinois law that requires the U.S. House nominees of unqualified parties, and independent candidates, to obtain 15,682 valid signatures from the U.S. House 2nd district, to be on the ballot in the April 2013 special election. The signatures must all be gathered in 62 days, and are due February 2.

The two candidates involved in the lawsuit are LeAlan Jones, Green Party nominee, and Marcus Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

Green Party of the US opposes military intervention in Mali, urges withdrawal of AFRICOM

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

The Mali rebellion is blowback from the U.S./NATO ouster of Gaddafi from Libya; efforts to gain control of African resources (oil, uranium, etc.) and competition with China are driving miltiary policies disguised as ‘War on Terrorism’, say Greens

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on foreign policy: http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-foreign-policy.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Obama Administration is pursuing policies in Africa that threaten regional Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

LeAlan Jones running for Congress in IL-2 special election

Source: Green Party Watch

LeAlan Jones, the Illinois Green Party’s 2010 US Senate candidate, has announced his candidacy for the special election to fill the IL-2 congressional seat vacated by outgoing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. From his Wikipedia profile:

LeAlan Marvin Jones is an American journalist who lives in Chicago’s South Shore. His radio documentaries have received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Jones was the Green Party’s Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

New Mexico Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

New Mexico State Senator Howie Morales (D-Silver City) has introduced SB 218. It provides that candidates for federal and state office may pay a filing fee instead of filing a petition. The bill applies equally to candidates seeking the nomination of a party that nominates by primary, and also to candidates who have been nominated by a minor party convention, and also to independent candidates. The bill is fairly short but says it applies to all nominating petitions dealt with in Chapter Read more »

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Jan 30 2013

Connecticut Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

Connecticut Representative Tim Bowles (D-Preston) has introduced a bill to lower the statewide independent candidate petition, and the statewide petition for newly-qualifying parties, from 7,500 signatures, to 5,000 signatures. The bill doesn’t have a bill number yet.

In 2012, the only statewide minor party or independent petitions that succeeded were the Libertarian Party’s petition for President and U.S. Senate, and the Independent Party’s U.S. Senate petition. Read more »

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Jan 29 2013

WV LP teams up with liberty allies to block federal anti-gun laws

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The Libertarian Party of West Virginia has teamed up with the West Virginia Campaign for Liberty, the WV Tea Party and the WV Republican Liberty Caucus in a petition drive to protect your Right to Bear Arms.

The purpose of the petition is to show support for the 2ND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT which is being introduced by Delegate Michael Folk (R) 63rd District and co-sponsored by Delegate Read more »

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