Apr 24 2013

District should adopt instant-runoff elections

Source: The Washington Post (via Ballot Access News)

CONGRATULATIONS to D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D) for winning Tuesday’s special at-large election and also to Elissa Silverman (D) for a strong showing as a first-time candidate. But the abysmal voter turnout that saw a winner supported by roughly 3 percent of eligible voters must prompt concern about how these elections are held. Not only does the District need to examine how to boost voter participation but it also Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

The Nation Magazine Defends Fusion

Source: Ballot Access News

Katrina vanden Heuvel has this article in The Nation, defending fusion. It also misleading says that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to eliminate fusion. However, as one of the commenters points out, Governor Cuomo does not want to end fusion. He just wants to make it possible for any candidate to run in any party’s primary. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the link. Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Montana Ballot Access Improvement Bill Passes House

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 24, the Montana House passed HB 120, the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill. It has two ballot access improvements: (1) it moves the independent candidate petition deadline (for office other than President) from March to May; (2) it makes it clear that the law, barring independent candidates from the ballot if they had too close an association with any political party, doesn’t apply to actions taken outside Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Has Some Regrets that he Didn’t Run as an Independent for Governor This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who was elected as a Republican in 2009, and who seriously considered running for Governor as an independent this year, now has some feelings of regret that he didn’t run as an independent this year. See this story. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

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Apr 24 2013

Brett Pojunis: We Are Showing Up For The “Postponed” Convention This Saturday

Source: Independent Political Report

Brett H. Pojunis posted the following in the Libertarian Party of Nevada Facebook group:

WE ARE SHOWING UP FOR THE “POSTPONED” CONVENTION THIS SATURDAY!

Members and Delegates of the Libertarian Party of Nevada:

The current Executive Committee has supposedly canceled the 2013 Libertarian Party of Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

2016 Presidential Candidate Darryl W. Perry Writes Open Letter to FEC

Source: Independent Political Report

Open Letter to the FEC

To whom it may concern,

This letter is being sent on behalf of the Darryl W. Perry for President (2016) campaign.

I would like to inform you that on behalf of the campaign, the FEC will not be Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

IPR Interview: Joshua Fauver Talks About Constitution Party National Committee Meeting in Baltimore

Source: Independent Political Report

Joshua Fauver is a Constitution Party activist from Louisiana. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Clarion Call to Unite Committee (CCTUC). He is also the Southeast Regional Coordinator for Robby Wells’s 2016 presidential campaign. In March of this year, he announced his candidacy for the Louisiana House of Representatives in the 21st District in 2015. Here’s his Facebook page: Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Interventionist polices impoverish us

Source: The Day (via Independent Political Report)

By MARC GUTTMAN

I received an informative e-mail regarding significant tax increases alleged to begin in 2011. To be honest, I’ve made no effort to check the veracity of its claims, but one response to the message was “That’s okay. I don’t mind contributing to the greater good … except the wars.”

According to the War Resisters League, current military spending makes up 36 percent Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Howard J. Phillips, Stalwart Conservative, Dies at 72

Source: The New York Times (via Independent Political Report)

Howard J. Phillips, a pillar of conservative activism who ran for president three times on the ticket of a political party he helped found, died on Saturday at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 72.

The cause was temporal frontal lobe dementia, his sister, Susan Phillips Bari, said.

Along with Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich, Terry Dolan and others, Mr. Phillips was a Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Darrell L. Castle’s Tribute to Howard Phillips, the Constitution Party’s Founder

Source: Constitution Party (via Independent Political Report)

Howard Phillips, founder of the Constitution Party, died at 3:50 PM, EST Saturday, April 20, 2013.

I met Howard in early 1992 when I was introduced to him by Don McIlvaney. Don asked my choice for the election that year and I said neither so he introduced me to Howard who was trying to start a new party. My wife, Joan and I became the Tennessee Read more »

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