Posts tagged: Idaho

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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Oct 26 2012

Idaho Joins the Ranks of States that Gather Data on How Many Registered Members Each Party Has

Source: Ballot Access News

Last year, Idaho passed its first procedure for voters to register into political parties. Twenty-nine other states, and the District of Columbia, also provide that voter registration forms ask the voter to choose a party affiliation (or independent status). The states then report the number of registered voters in each party, and the number of independent voters.

Idaho now has some registration data: Republican 196,271; Democratic 36,220; Libertarian 1,312; Read more »

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Aug 27 2012

Idaho Will Have Six Presidential Candidates on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

The independent presidential petitions for Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson both succeeded. They will both be listed as “independent”. They will join the presidential nominees of the four ballot-qualified parties: Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Constitution.

Idaho requires 1,000 valid signatures for independent presidential candidates, due in August. Americans Elect never qualified in Idaho; even though the signatures were collected, they were never Read more »

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Aug 15 2012

Jill Stein Submits Petitions in Idaho and Montana

Source: Ballot Access News

On August 15, Jill Stein submitted, or is about to submit, petitions to be on the ballot in Montana and Idaho. Both petitions are considered to be independent candidate petitions. In Montana, though, the state will print “Green” next to Stein’s name on the ballot, assuming the petition had enough valid signatures. In Idaho, the label will be “independent” because Idaho doesn’t allow any other label for independent candidates. Read more »

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May 10 2012

Idaho Voters Begin Process of Registering with Political Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

This article reveals that Idaho voters are starting to fill out voter registration-related forms that identify a political party. Idaho hasn’t had registration by party for almost 90 years, but last year the legislature established a procedure by which voters do register into a party.

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Apr 16 2012

Idaho Newspaper Story on the Travails of a Paid Petition Circulator

Source: Ballot Access News

The Boise Weekly has this story about a particular paid petitioner for Americans Elect in Idaho. Even though she brings her dog and her toddler with her, according to the story, it’s not easy work.

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Mar 18 2012

Americans Elect Petitioner Threatened with Arrest for Petitioning in Public Library Parking Lot in Idaho

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, Sky Adams, a petitioner for Americans Elect in Hayden, Idaho, was told by police that he may not petition in the parking lot of the public library. The threatened arrest has resulted in several days worth of publicity, with local Democrats apparently coming to the defense of the petitioner.

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Jan 07 2012

Kootenai County Constitution Party Wins Negative Award for Protesting Hindu Art

Source: Independent Political Report

Everyone likes to win awards, but this article is handing out the sort of award you do not want to be known for, calling the “Budnick Awards”. The Kootenai County Constitution Party won one for, apparently, protesting a piece of artwork and calling it a “Hindu Demon”.

Ganesha, an artwork depicting the Hindu god with an elephant head, is an Read more »

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Nov 03 2011

Lifetime Libertarian Party Member and Nevada LP co-founder Allen Hacker Running for Mayor of Sandpoint, Idaho

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

“When I decided to head home to the Northern Rockies of my childhood after having been active in the Libertarian Party in Nevada, California and finally Texas, I had no plans to ever run for office again,” says Allen Hacker. Yet here he is, virtually tied for first place in a three-way race for Mayor. Sandpoint is a beautiful little city less than seventy miles from Canada in central North Idaho. Read more »

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