Posts tagged: Colorado

Mar 16 2013

Region 1 Report to LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Region 1 Report

Submitted by Norm Olsen
March 10, 2013

This report is submitted to the national office on March 10, 2013 as required for inclusion in the meeting information binders distributed at Libertarian National Committee meetings. Errors, omissions, and/or additional reports received prior to the Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

Two Libertarians In 2012 Came Close to Being Elected State Legislators

Source: Independent Political Report

In 2012, though not a single Libertarian candidate won election to either upper or lower house of any state legislature, two came quite close. In Colorado, Tim Menger managed to secure an impressive 13,951 votes, or 41% of the vote in a two-way race with Republican Jared Wright in the 54th district. The former incumbent in that race, Laura Bradford, had stepped down after her party asked her to resign for using her political post to attempt to avoid a citation for driving while under the influence. Read more »

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Feb 06 2013

CO Libertarian Tim Menger Won 41% of 2012 State House Vote in 2-Way Race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Tim Menger won an impressive 41 percent (13,951 votes) in his race for Colorado’s 54th House district — with a little help from Republicans, who can’t seem to keep their records clean.

The incumbent, Republican Laura Bradford, was asked by her party to step down after trying to use her position to avoid being cited for driving under the influence. Read more »

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Jan 18 2013

Colorado Bill to Cancel Primary If a Party Has No Contested Primaries

Source: Ballot Access News

Three Colorado legislators have introduced HB 1067, which says that if a qualified major party has no contested primaries, then no primary ballots should be printed up for that party.

The reason for this bill is that the Constitution Party probably won’t have any contested primaries in 2014, and if the bill passes, election administrators will save money. The Constitution Party polled over 10% of the vote for Governor in 2010, which meant that it was a major party for 2012 and 2014 and Read more »

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Jan 14 2013

Who Were the Best Vote-Getting Legislative Nominees of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties in 2012?

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 2012 election returns for state legislative candidates reveal that the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties each had a handful of state legislative nominees who polled at least 30% of the vote.

For the Constitution Party, the only legislative nominee who polled as much as 30% was Gregory Hughes, who polled 31.29% in Nevada’s First Senate District against a Democrat. The district is in Las Read more »

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Jan 13 2013

Colorado Libertarian Party Was Only Non-Major Party to Run Nominees for a Majority of Legislative Seats

Source: Ballot Access News

In the November 2012 election, the Colorado Libertarian Party was the only party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, to place its own member-nominees for the legislature on the ballot in a majority of contests. Colorado had twenty State Senate seats up and Libertarians were on the ballot in twelve of them. Colorado had all 65 State House seats up, and Libertarians were on the ballot in 39 of them. Read more »

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Nov 28 2012

Constitution Party Election Board Members, and Republican Members, Block Boulder County, Colorado, from Certifiying Election Results

Source: Ballot Access News

Three political parties in Colorado enjoy the ability to appoint members to county election boards. The three parties are the Democratic, Republican, and Constitution Parties. The Constitution Party is considered a major party under the law because its gubernatorial nominee in 2010 polled over 10% of the vote. According to this story, in Boulder County, the Constitution and Republican county election board members voted not to certify the county’s results, because they are dissatisfied with some of the Read more »

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Nov 28 2012

Constitution Party’s Presidential Vote in Seven States was its Highest Presidential Vote Ever

Source: Ballot Access News

Virgil Goode polled more votes in seven states than any previous Constitution Party presidential nominee. Those states are Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming.

The Constitution Party has never placed its presidential nominee on the ballot in North Carolina, but Goode’s write-in total of 619 is higher than any previous write-in total for the party’s presidential nominee Read more »

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Nov 17 2012

Rapid Increase in Colorado Registration for Americans Elect Keeps that Party on the Ballot for 2014

Source: Ballot Access News

Colorado law lets a qualified party remain ballot-qualified if it has at least 1,000 registered members, even if it didn’t run any statewide candidates. Americans Elect registration in Colorado, although small, has been growing very fast, so that the party will automatically be on the ballot in 2014, assuming it keeps its registrants.

At the October 1, 2012 tally, Americans Elect first crossed the 1,000-member threshold, and had 1,197 Read more »

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Nov 10 2012

Green Party Re-Elects its Longest-Serving Partisan Elected Official

Source: Ballot Access News

Art Goodtimes has been re-elected to the San Miguel, Colorado County Commission, a partisan race. The vote was: Goodtimes, Green, 1,746; Dan Chancellor, Democrat, 1,375; Kevin Kall, Republican, 1,000. Goodtimes has been elected as a Green every four years, starting in 1996. No other Green Party nominee has served in a partisan office for such a long time. He was re-elected to the District 3 seat, but the vote for this office is always countywide. Thanks to GreenPartyWatch for this news.

Tom Tryon, a registered Libertarian who was first elected to the Calaveras County, California Board of Supervisors in 1984, and who has also been re-elected ever since, was defeated on November 6, 2012. See this story. This post is non-partisan but Tryon is well-known as a Libertarian.

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