Feb 28 2013

Illinois Special Election Will Have Six Candidates on the Ballot; Objector to Three Petitions Withdraws Her Challenges

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 28, the Illinois voter who had challenged three minor party or independent candidates’ petitions (in the special election to fill the U.S. House vacancy in the 2nd district), withdrew her challenges. Therefore the April ballot will include the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties, along with three independent candidates. The Green nominee is LeAlan Jones. The three independents are Read more »

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Feb 28 2013

Justice Party files Opening Brief in Vermont Supreme Court in Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

Rocky Anderson filed this brief in the Vermont Supreme Court on February 19. The case is Anderson v State of Vermont, 2012-272. The issue is partly the state’s cumbersome signature-checking procedures, and partly the June deadline for petitions for independent presidential candidates to get on the November ballot.

The Vermont Supreme Court is also considering a challenge to the June petition Read more »

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Feb 28 2013

Ed Reagan: “The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania’s Liberty Lyin’ Roars Again”

Source: Independent Political Report

Submitted for publication and discussion by Ed Reagan, a candidate for Eastern Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania LP. For background see here and here.

Tom Stevens posted on the LPPa Board Business Yahoo group asking for help filling 3 committee chair openings.

I, Ed Reagan, replied to that post offering my assistance and cc’d the other LPPa Board Read more »

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Feb 28 2013

Constitution Party Nominates Doug Enyart for Missouri 8th District Special Election

Source: Independent Political Report

The following is a press release from the Constitution Party of Missouri:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2013

Constitution Party Nominates Doug Enyart for Congressional Seat
~ There IS Another Choice ~
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Feb 28 2013

Judge Gray: Immigration Is An Easy Fix

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is the newest column from James Gray. It will be published on Sunday in the Daily Pilot newspaper, which is distributed to a few cities in Orange County with the Los Angeles Times, under the heading “It’s a Gray Area”.

The Functional Libertarian
February 28, 2013

One of the easiest problem areas to resolve is our failed immigration system. In fact, Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Libertarian Ed Tidwell bested incumbent in Texas city council race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Libertarian Ed Tidwell of Lago Vista, Texas, won his race for City Council Place 2, defeating incumbent Bob Bradley by 1,296 votes (53 percent) to 1,146 (47 percent). He will serve a two-year term.

“Canvassing has gone very well,” said Tidwell at his Facebook page on Oct. 30. “Three Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Missouri Constitution Party Nominates Candidate for Special Election, U.S. House, 8th District

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 21, the Missouri Constitution Party held a nominating convention to choose a candidate for the upcoming special election, U.S. House, 8th district. The party nominated Doug Enyart, owner of Clearwater Forest Consultants and an expert in forestry management. There will be four candidates on the June ballot for this seat; the others will be the Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian nominees. No petition is needed for Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Oklahoma Senate Unanimously Passes Weak Ballot Access Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 27, the Oklahoma Senate unanimously passed SB 668, which eases ballot access for newly-qualifying parties in midterm years, but does not reduce the number of signatures in presidential years. Current law says the number of signatures is 5% of the last vote cast. If the bill passes in this form, the law would require 5% of the last gubernatorial vote. For 2014, the number of signatures would change from 66,744 to Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

South Dakota Bill, Permitting Americans Elect to Remove Itself from Ballot, Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 27, the South Dakota Senate Local Government Committee passed HB 1018, which lets ballot-qualified parties remove themselves from the ballot. The purpose of this is to enable Americans Elect to terminate its qualified party status. Without the bill, the party would have its own primary in 2014, whether it wants it or not.

The Senate Committee considered an amendment to the bill that would have made it more Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Illinois State Board of Elections Hears Petition Challenges in Special Congressional Election on March 7

Source: Ballot Access News

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hear the petition challenges on March 7, concerning the special U.S. House election, 2nd district. The outcome will determine whether LeAlan Jones, Elizabeth Pahlke, and Curtis Bey, are on the April 2013 ballot. Jones is the Green Party nominee and the other two candidates are independent candidates. Their petitions have been challenged, but there are substantial problems Read more »

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