Apr 10 2013

Joe Lhota Will Decline Libertarian Party Nomination; Won’t Co-Star With Kristin Davis

Source: New York Daily News (via Independent Political Report)

Republican Joe Lhota may appear on Libertarian Party petitions alongside “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, but he won’t be showing up on the ballot as her running mate.

Joe Lhota did not seek the Libertarian line and he will not accept it,” spox Susan Del Percio emailed the Daily News this morning in response to a story about the party endorsing Lhota for mayor at its convention Tuesday night. “While he cannot stop this Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Video: Gigi Bowman Challenges Bloomberg’s Empire

Source: Independent Political Report



Gigi Bowman is running for New York State Senate, District 5 as a Libertarian.

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Apr 10 2013

Joe Lhota And Kristin Davis: NYC’s 2013 Libertarian Party Ticket?

Source: New York Daily News (via Independent Political Report)

The Libertarian Party has endorsed Republican Joe Lhota for mayor — but it’s not clear if he wants their line.

By accepting the nomination, Lhota would end up on the ballot alongside former “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, who did time at Rikers Island after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution in the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal. Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Tax Message to Politicians and Pundits: “It’s the High Government Spending, Stupid!”

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

High government spending is the cause. High taxes are the effects.

Cutting government spending is the only way to make taxes lower.

We must dramatically reduce government spending to dramatically reduce taxes.

James Carville, Clinton for President Campaign guru, coined this campaign mantra: “It’s the economy, stupid.” In the same vein, Libertarians say, “It’s high government Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Maine Supreme Court Again Hears Procedural Arguments on Whether Ralph Nader is Entitled to a Trial Over Democratic Tactics in 2004

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 10, the Maine Supreme Court again heard oral arguments in Nader v The Maine Democratic Party, Wash-10-678. Here is an article about the arguments. The issue is still whether or not Ralph Nader is entitled to a trial in his case against the Democratic Party and its allies for its behavior in 2004, trying to keep him off the ballot in as many states as possible. Here is another article. Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

North Carolina Ballot Access Bill Introduced

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 10, several North Carolina legislators from both major parties introduced HB 794, to improve ballot access. The bill lowers the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties, and statewide independent candidates, from 2% of the last gubernatorial vote cast, to one-fourth of 1% of that same base. For 2014, this would reduce the petition from 89,340 signatures to 11,168 signatures. Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

New York City Libertarian Party Makes Awkard Start for Nominating for New York City Offices

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 9, the New York city Libertarian Party held a nominating convention, and nominated Joe Lhota for Mayor and Kristin Davis for Comptroller. However, Lhota (who does favor decriminalizing marijuana) then said he would not accept the Libertarian nomination. He is one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination.

It is alleged that Lhota would not have won the Libertarian nomination, except that Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Washington State Green Party Plaintiffs Win Procedural Victory in Case Involving Secret Ballots

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 27, some voters in San Juan County, Washington, won a procedural victory in State Superior Court in White v Reed. This is a lawsuit arguing that San Juan County should not print unique barcodes on ballots because they could conceivably be used to violate secrecy in voting. The Court ruled that the plaintiffs, who are associated with the Green Party, do have standing. The Court also ruled that the barcodes are Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Opponents of Rhode Island Straight-Ticket Device Publicize New Study, Showing How Device Probably Changes Outcomes

Source: Ballot Access News

Bills are pending in the Rhode Island legislature to abolish the straight-ticket device. On April 10, supporters of those bills released a study, showing that in November 2012, the Speaker of the House would probably have been defeated by an independent candidate if the straight-ticket device did not exist.

Only two candidates were on the ballot in November 2012 in the State House race for Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

New York Daily News Editorial Asks Governor Andrew Cuomo Not to Accept Independence Party Nomination in 2014

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York Daily News has this editorial, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo not to accept the nomination of the Independence Party in 2014. The editorial assumes that if Cuomo were not the Independence Party nominee, the party would probably not be able to find a nominee who would poll at least 50,000 votes. The newspaper, for some years, has been a critic of the Independence Party, and hopes that the party dies. Thanks to Bill Van Read more »

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