Jan 02 2013

Alabama Libertarians: 250 Word Issue Statements

Source: Independent Political Report

I’ve signed up to help write issue statements of up to 250 words (200-250 word range ideally) for the new Alabama LP website http://alibertarians.com/. There are a dozen issues listed now and we can add a few.

If anyone would like to help, drop a comment below or send me an email (paulie.frankel@LP.org). Feel free to include any issue text you would like to submit in your comment. Read more »

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Jan 02 2013

Jefferson Republican Party Disappears from Wikipedia

Source: Independent Political Report

On December 31, 2012, the Wikipedia entry for the Jefferson Republican Party was deleted. Six Wikipedia users commented on whether or not the article should be deleted, and five of them said it should. Concerns that where brought up included that the JRP’s current website is a blog that hasn’t been updated since January 2012, the fact the JRP only ran one candidate for office, the fact the all four of the references on the page were links to the JRP blog, the fact that it had no outside news Read more »

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Jan 02 2013

Two Populous Texas Counties Counted All the Presidential Write-ins, not Just the Write-ins for Declared Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

Politex has a story about the presidential write-ins in November in Tarrant and Travis Counties, the only two truly populous Texas counties that count all the presidential write-ins, not just the write-ins for the declared presidential candidates. Ron Paul easily got the most write-ins. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the link.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Jan 02 2013

Wyoming Constitution Party preps for better showing in 2014

Source: Billings Gazette (via Ballot Access News)

CASPER, Wyo. — At the chairman’s call for opposition voices, Linda Bergeron was first to the lectern.

She cleared her throat.

“In looking this over, it looked like it was federal funding, is that correct?” Bergeron asked.

Commissioners conferred. A Wyoming Business Council representative offered input. Verdict? Yes. Federal dollars would, indeed, fund the grant application up for approval by the Natrona County Read more »

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Jan 02 2013

Florida Legislative Session Likely to Focus on Election Law Changes

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, Florida legislative leaders now acknowledge problems with HB 1355, the 2011 bill that altered many Florida election laws, and expect to revise it. Criticism in Florida has focused on very long lines at the polling places. HB 1355 also added a restriction that parties not recognized as national committees must submit over 100,000 signatures to be on the ballot for President, a law that the Secretary of State has not enforced generally because the Secretary has no official knowledge of Read more »

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