Posts tagged: Georgia

Dec 01 2012

2004 Green Presidential Nominee Tours Georgia to Amend US Constitution

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

Former Green Presidential Nominee Tours Georgia To Amend Constitution, Limit Corporate Power in America

Move to Amend national spokesperson David Cobb, attorney and lifelong activist, is touring the Southeast, in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America. The Georgia stops below are part of the lead up to a Move to Amend South! Regional Read more »

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Nov 27 2012

Georgia Ballot Access Request for Reconsideration is Still Pending, Four Months After it was Filed

Source: Ballot Access News

The Green Party of Georgia, and the Constitution Party of Georgia, challenged Georgia’s ballot access procedures for presidential candidates on May 25, 2012. U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story dismissed the case on July 17, without even waiting for the state to answer the Complaint. He said the case couldn’t possibly win because the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1971 in Jenness v Fortson foreclosed the issue. Read more »

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Nov 12 2012

7 Libertarian Candidates Win Over One Million Votes

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

7 Libertarian candidates received one million votes or more in the 2012 General Election:

Gov. Gary Johnson for President: 1,191,420 votes

Mark W. Bennett (TX) Court of Criminal Appeals: 1,326,526 votes

William Bryan Strange (TX) Court of Criminal Appeals: 1,313,746 votes

RS Roberto Koelsch (TX) Texas Supreme Court: 1,280,886 votes Read more »

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Nov 10 2012

Seventeen Independent Candidates were Elected to State Legislatures

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, it appears that seventeen independent candidates were elected to state legislatures. They include one in Georgia, four in Maine, one in Rhode Island, six in South Carolina, one in Tennessee, and four in Vermont.

The four in Vermont were Will Stevens, Paul Poirier, Adam Greshin, and Charles “Tim” Goodwin.

The one in Georgia was Rusty Kidd. Read more »

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Nov 07 2012

Seven Libertarians Polled Over One-Million Votes Each on Tuesday

Source: Uncovered Politics

In addition to Gary Johnson’s 1.2 million votes (that’s probably where we’ll wind up) for President of the United States, at least six other Libertarian candidates won more than 1 million votes in their respective races last night.

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> Gary Johnson – 1,140,593 votes for 1.0% Read more »

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Nov 07 2012

Libertarians Post Huge Vote Totals in Georgia, Texas Statewide Races

Source: Uncovered Politics

Libertarian candidates for statewide office fared very well this evening, particularly a handful of those running for some of the more obscure statewide offices in Georgia and Texas.

Several Libertarians running for offices such as Georgia Public Service Commission, Texas Railroad Commissioner and Texas Supreme Court managed to win more than 1 million votes in their respective races. Read more »

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Oct 25 2012

Atlanta Progressive News backs 2 Libertarians for Public Service Commission

Source: Atlanta Progressive News (via Independent Political Report)

(APN) ATLANTA – The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to announce that APN is endorsing David Staples and Brad Ploeger for the General Election for Public Service Commission Districts 5 and 3, respectively.

Staples and Ploeger are both Libertarian nominees. This marks only the second and third time in APN’s nearly seven year history that we have endorsed a Libertarian candidate. The first time we Read more »

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Oct 21 2012

In Georgia, 77% of State Legislative Races Have Only One Candidate on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

This year, in Georgia, 77% of the state legislative races have only one candidate on the ballot. Even for Georgia, which almost always has one-candidate elections in over half the state legislative races, this is shocking.

Georgia requires a petition signed by 5% of the number of registered voters to place anyone on the ballot for state legislature (or for U.S. House, or for local partisan office), except that the nominees of Read more »

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Oct 19 2012

Libertarian Had More Cash on Hand Than Incumbent in Statewide Race

Source: Uncovered Politics

Libertarian David Staples is running a very active campaign for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission. He’s facing long-time incumbent Stancil “Stan” Wise, a Republican, in a one-on-one race for the statewide office.

Wise raised $429,000 for his re-election effort in this campaign cycle, but spent almost all of that battling off a challenge from energy consultant Pam Davidson in the GOP primary. Wise emerged as Read more »

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Oct 19 2012

GA Libertarian David Staples in 2-Way Race for Public Service Commission

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Although Libertarian David Staples is running in District 5 for the Public Service Commission, it’s a statewide election. Every Georgia voter will have a chance to cast a vote for him.

Staples is running in a 2-way race against an 18-year incumbent, Republican Stan Wise, whose campaign is plagued with scandal. Wise is facing allegations of conflict of interest surrounding recent campaign contributions and gifts he received while in office. Read more »

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