Posts tagged: Georgia

Nov 07 2013

Libertarians Win Some Elections, Including Four Partisan Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, Libertarian Party members were elected in these elections:

Brett Bittner was re-elected to the Marietta, Georgia School Board; Walter Reynolds was elected to the Milledgeville, Georgia city council; Erwin Haas was elected to the Kentwood, Michigan city commission; Matt Hoerner was elected to the Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Georgia Green Party and Georgia Constitution Party Appeal Presidential Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 22, the Constitution and Green Parties of Georgia appealed their presidential ballot access case to the 11th circuit. The case is Green Party of Georgia v State. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit have both ruled that ballot access for President has more protection than ballot access for other office (Georgia is in the 11th circuit). Read more »

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Mar 28 2013

Bob Barr Announces 2014 Return Bid For Congress As A Republican

Source: Bob Barr (via e-mail sent March 28)

Friend,

This morning, I announced my return bid for Congress at Adventure Outdoors in Smyma, Georgia, one of the largest sporting goods retail stores in the southeast. I chose this location because the future success of businesses such as this depends on turning around federal policies that are strangling small businesses with red tape, high taxes and burdensome regulations. Read more »

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Mar 21 2013

U.S. District Court Denies Reconsideration in Georgia Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 20, a U.S. District Court refused to reconsider its decision of July 17, 2012 in Green Party of Georgia v State of Georgia, northern district, 1:12cv-1822. The case had been filed by the Green Party and the Constitution Party, and it alleged that Georgia’s petition requirement for presidential candidates to get on the November ballot is too strict. Read more »

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Mar 06 2013

Atlanta Music Liberty Fest

Source: Independent Third Party News & Views

“Liberty Train” founders Barbie Dunn and Dan Hagen are at it again! After their successful Music City liberty Fest on Nov 3rd, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, they have planned the Atlanta Music Liberty Fest for April 6th, 2013 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage Theater. The doors will open at 3:30pm and event is scheduled for 4:30pm-12:00am. Read more »

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Jan 26 2013

Georgia Hasn’t Had a Minor Party U.S. House Nominee on the Ballot Since 1942, But All Other States Have Had Such Candidates in This Century

Source: Ballot Access News

Georgia hasn’t had any party (other than the Democratic and Republican Parties) on the ballot, with its party label, in a regularly-scheduled U.S. House election, since 1942. But all other states have had such minor party candidates on the ballot for U.S. House during the 21st century, if the year 2000 is deemed to be in the 21st century.

The last minor party on the ballot for U.S. House in Georgia was the Independent Democratic Party, Read more »

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Jan 24 2013

Reconsideration Request in Georgia Ballot Access Case Has Now Been Pending for Six Months

Source: Ballot Access News

The Green Party and the Constitution Party sued Georgia over presidential ballot access on May 25, 2012. U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story dismissed the case on July 17, ruling that Jenness v Fortson (the 1971 U.S. Supreme Court opinion that upheld a 5% petition) precludes the lawsuit from having any chance of success.

A week later, the two parties filed a request for reconsideration, pointing out that both the U.S. Read more »

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Jan 10 2013

Georgia Legislative Special Election Results

Source: Independent Political Report

Georgia had two districts with special elections for legislature on January 8. Libertarians ran in two districts. Here are the results in those races thanks to Brett Bittner:

State Senate District 11

MARSHALL BERMAN(R) 1.06% 132
JEFFREY G. BIVINS(L) 6.48% 804 Read more »

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Dec 24 2012

Four Minor Party Statewide Candidates in 2012 Carried Counties in Partisan Races

Source: Ballot Access News

Four minor party nominees in 2012 partisan statewide races carried counties. In Vermont, Cassandra Gekas, Progressive Party member-nominee for Lieutenant Governor, carried Bennington and Windham Counties. Vermont has fourteen counties. The Democratic Party had cross-endorsed Gekas, but she appeared on the ballot as “Progressive, Democrat”, indicating she considered herself a member of the Progressive Party. Vermont does not have registration by party, so the only official way a fusion Read more »

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Dec 19 2012

Libertarian James Camp Calls for Ending State Income Tax in 2-Way GA Senate Race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

A special election for state senate on Jan. 8 in Georgia brings another opportunity to give voters a choice for much less government. Libertarian candidate James Camp will face off in District 30 against Republican Mike Dugan in a two-way race. Incumbent Bill Hamrick had resigned from the senate in September to accept a judicial appointment.

Camp’s call to end the state income tax is a major centerpiece of his campaign. Read more »

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