Category: Third Parties General

Nov 07 2013

Virginia Minor Party Legislative Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, 2013, Virginia held elections for all 100 seats in the lower house of the state legislature. Six Libertarians and three nominees of the Independent Green Party ran in those elections. The unofficial percentages for the Libertarians are: 23rd district, Jonathan Parrish, 22.39% in a two-way race; 33rd district, Patrick Hagerty, 3.39% in a Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

New Jersey Unofficial Gubernatorial Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

The unofficial New Jersey gubernatorial election results are:

Republican Chris Christie 1,242,116
Democrat Barbara Buono 780,779
Libertarian Ken Kaplan 11,821
Green Steven Welzer 8,045 Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

Pennsylvania Statewide 2014 Petition Likely to be Only About 17,000 Signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

The number of signatures needed for statewide minor party and independent candidates in Pennsylvania in 2014 depends on the number of votes cast in the November 5, 2013 election, for Judge of the Superior Court. The formula is 2% of the winning candidate’s vote, for the statewide partisan candidate with the largest vote total. Read more »

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Nov 06 2013

Robert Sarvis Showing was Best Gubernatorial Showing for a Minor Party Candidate in the South Since 1970

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, the Libertarian Party nominee for Virginia Governor, Robert Sarvis, polled 6.6% of the vote. This is the best showing for a third party for Governor in a southern state since 1970, when Alabama’s National Democratic Party polled 14.68% for John Logan Cashin. The Alabama National Democratic Party was a party supported mostly by African Read more »

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May 24 2013

Pennsylvania State Senator Holds Public Forum on Ballot Access on May 28

Source: Ballot Access News

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer will hold a Voters’ Choice Act town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 28. The purpose of the meeting is to gain publicity and spread information about his SB 195, which would ease ballot access in Pennsylvania. The meeting is at 6 p.m. in room 312 of the Neidig Garber Science Center, on the campus of Lebanon Valley College, 101 N. Read more »

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May 01 2013

Nebraska Bill, Repealing Primary Screen-Out, Passes Legislature

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 1, Nebraska LB 349 passed the legislature unanimously. It is an omnibus election law bill. Among other provisions, it repeals the law that says if a voter votes in a presidential primary, he or she can’t sign for an independent presidential candidate. Assuming the Governor signs the bill, Texas will then be the only state in which primary voters are not permitted to sign a petition for either a newly-qualifying Read more »

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Apr 30 2013

Unfortunate announcement on negotiations with the National Constitution Party

Source: Clarion Call To Unite Committee

It is with regret that the Clarion Call To Unite Committee announces a ceasing of its outreach efforts and dialogue with the national leadership of the Constitution Party.

On April the 20th, the National Constitution Party’s Executive & National Committees in Baltimore, Maryland passed a resolution that refused to engage in dialogue or support for the CCTUC, and it’s cause of uniting the other constitutionalist parties Read more »

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Apr 30 2013

New York Governor Releases Draft of Proposed Bill to Repeal Wilson-Pakula Law

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 30, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released the text of a proposed election law bill he hopes the legislature will pass. The proposal is identified as “Legislative Bill Drafting Commission 12024-02-3″, or as “Governor’s Program Bill #4.” The bill, if enacted, would allow anyone to run in any party’s primary, regardless of whether the candidate is a member of that party or not, and regardless of what party officers think Read more »

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Apr 29 2013

Flashback: Howard Phillips Interviews Ron Paul in 1997

Source: Independent Political Report

Howard Phillips was a conservative political activist who founded the Constitution Party (called the U.S. Taxpayers Party until 1999) in 1992. He passed away on April 20th at the age of 72. For many years, he hosted a TV show called the “Conservative Roundtable”. In 1997, he welcomed Congressman Ron Paul, who at that time had just reentered Congress after a 12 year break. Read more »

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Apr 29 2013

Sponsor of Pennsylvania Ballot Access Bill Will Hold Town Hall Meeting to Boost the Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Folmer is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to boost SB 195, the ballot access reform bill. It will be at 6 p.m. on May 28, Tuesday, in Room 312, Neidig Garber Science Center, on the campus of Lebanon Valley College. UPDATE: the original post mistakenly said 8 p.m., but the meeting is at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Bob Small at bobthepoet@yahoo.com. Read more »

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