Category: Independent Party of Connecticut

Jan 04 2013

Dr. Robert Fand, Founder of Connecticut Independent Party, Dies

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 1, 2013, Dr. Robert Fand died. See this obituary for him from the NewsTimes of Danbury, Connecticut. Dr. Fand was the founder of the Independent Party, and the obituary has some information about the party, although the information is incomplete and makes it sound as though the Independent Party was just a party that cross-endorsed lots of Republican nominees.

The Independent Party put Ralph Nader on the Connecticut ballot for President in 2008, and Rocky Read more »

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Aug 24 2012

Connecticut Newspaper Story on Independent Party’s Nomination of Rocky Anderson

Source: Ballot Access News

As noted earlier, on the evening of August 21, the ballot-qualified Independent Party of Connecticut nominated Rocky Anderson for President. Here is a story about the party and about Anderson, published in the Bethwood Patch, which covers events in Bethwood and Woodbridge.

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Aug 22 2012

Independent Party of Connecticut Nominates Rocky Anderson for President

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 21, the Independent Party of Connecticut, which is ballot-qualified for President, nominated Rocky Anderson for President. The party had nominated Ralph Nader in 2008, and because he polled over 1%, that party retained its qualified status for that particular office for 2012. Thanks to Darcy Richardson for this news.

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Aug 14 2012

Some Ballot-Qualified Parties in a Single State Still Haven’t Chosen a Presidential Nominee

Source: Ballot Access News

Mitt Romney’s announcement on August 11 that Paul Ryan is his choice for the Republican nomination for vice-president did not end all the suspense about the identity of presidential and vice-presidential nominations. Some ballot-qualified parties still have not chosen their presidential and vice-presidential nominees.

The most important of the parties that haven’t nominated yet, but which will, is the New York Read more »

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Aug 13 2012

Connecticut Republican Party Sues Secretary of State Over Order of Political Parties on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Connecticut election law, sec. 9-249a, says “The names of the parties shall be arranged on ballots in the following order: (1) the party whose candidate for Governor polled the highest number of votes in the last-preceding election; (2) Other parties who had candidates for Governor in the last-preceding election, in descending order, according to the number of votes polled for each such candidate.” At the November 2, 2010 gubernatorial election, the Republican Party polled 560,874 votes; the Democratic Read more »

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Aug 09 2012

Libertarians Appear to be Only Party to Successfully Petition for President in Connecticut this Year

Source: Ballot Access News

The Connecticut petition deadline for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, is August 8. It appears that the only presidential petition likely to succeed in Connecticut is the Libertarian Party petition. The state requires 7,500 valid signatures. The Green Party made a valiant attempt, but seems to only have 7,000 signatures in hand.

The FEC has still not approved the Jill Stein matching funds application, although that approval Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

State Court is Adjudicating Who is the True Chair of the Connecticut Independent Party

Source: Ballot Access News

A state court will soon decide who the actual chair of the Connecticut Independent Party is. See this story, which gives the details. The Independent Party of Connecticut is ballot-qualified for some offices, but not others. This is because, in Connecticut, a party is automatically ballot-qualified for all offices in which it received at least 1% of the vote in the last election. Read more »

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