Apr 23 2013

Highlights from the Constitution Party’s National Committee Meeting in Baltimore

Source: Independent Political Report

The Constitution Party held its spring national committee meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on April 20th. Virgil Goode, former U.S. Congressman and 2012 CP presidential nominee was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Here are the 3 main highlights from the meeting:

1. The “Young Constitutionalists” organization, the youth arm of the Constitution Party Read more »

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Apr 23 2013

California Bill to Allow Election of Some Partisan State Offices in June is Defeated

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 23, the California Assembly Elections Committee defeated ACA 10 and AB 1075. The bills would have asked the voters in 2014 if they wish to amend the top-two primary system. Current law says the top two vote-getters from the June primary run against each other in November. The bills would have said that if anyone running for state partisan office gets as much as 60% in June, that person is elected and the Read more »

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Apr 23 2013

California Ballot Access Improvement Bill Advances

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 23, AB 1419 passed the California Assembly Elections Committee unanimously. This is the bill that says a newly-qualifying party that only wishes to participate in the presidential election may get on the ballot as late as July. The existing law requires newly-qualifying parties to qualify by early January of the election year.

If the bill is signed into law, then Hawaii will have the nation’s earliest mandatory Read more »

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Apr 23 2013

California Legislative Committee to Hear Bill that Alters Top-Two System

Source: Ballot Access News

The California Assembly Elections Committee will hear ACA 10 and AB 1075 on Tuesday, April 23. The hearing starts at 1:30 p.m. ACA 10 and AB 1075 change the top-two system. They provide that if a candidate for partisan state office receives at least 60% of the total vote in the June primary, then that candidate is elected, and the office will not appear on the November ballot. The sponsor is Assemblymember Kristen Olsen (R-Modesto). Read more »

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Apr 23 2013

Peace & Freedom Party Files Opening Brief in Presidential Primary Case Involving Peta Lindsay

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 22, the Peace & Freedom Party filed its opening brief in the Ninth Circuit in Peace & Freedom Party v Bowen, 13-15085. The issue is whether the California Secretary of State exceeded her authority when she deleted Peta Lindsay’s name from the list of 2012 presidential primary candidates submitted to her by the Peace & Freedom Party. The Secretary of State did so because Lindsay didn’t meet the Read more »

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