Posts tagged: Independence Party of New York

Apr 25 2013

New York City Independence Party Wants Wilson-Pakula Law Repealed for Large Parties but Preserved for Small Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York City Independence Party has issued recommendations for election law changes in New York state. See them here. The party recommends that the Wilson-Pakula Law be repealed for large political parties such as the Democratic and Republican Parties, but preserved for smaller qualified parties. The Wilson-Pakula law gives party county chairs the power to decide whether a non-member of a party may run in Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

New York Daily News Editorial Asks Governor Andrew Cuomo Not to Accept Independence Party Nomination in 2014

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York Daily News has this editorial, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo not to accept the nomination of the Independence Party in 2014. The editorial assumes that if Cuomo were not the Independence Party nominee, the party would probably not be able to find a nominee who would poll at least 50,000 votes. The newspaper, for some years, has been a critic of the Independence Party, and hopes that the party dies. Thanks to Bill Van Read more »

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Apr 07 2013

New York Post Says Mayor Bloomberg will no Longer Fund New York City Republican Party, nor the State Independence Party

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story in the New York Post, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, once a generous patron of both the statewide Independence Party, and the New York city Republican Party, doesn’t plan to give those parties any more contributions. Bloomberg is a registered independent.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Apr 02 2013

NYC Councilman Dan Halloran Arrested

Source: Independent Political Report

The New York Post, Yahoo News and The New York Times are among the news outlets reporting that NYC Councilman Halloran was arrested this morning in a bribery plot. Allegedly, Halloran accepted a $7,500 bribe from an informant to get his support for State Senator Malcolm A. Smith, a Queens Democrat who rose to become the first black president of the State Senate, to enter the Republican primary for mayor, which Read more »

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Mar 25 2013

New York Bill, Mandating an Easier-to-Read Ballot, Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 21, New York Assembly bill 204, the “ballot-friendly act”, was placed on third reading in the Assembly. It had passed the Assembly Election Law Committee on February 12. It requires that the names of candidates be in type that is no smaller than Font size 12 (one-sixth of one inch). It also says the names of all candidates for the same office shall appear in the same column or row, unless no alternative is Read more »

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Mar 06 2013

New York Daily News Story Says New York Independence Party Got Large Donations from Republican State Senators

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York Daily News and other media are reporting that a substantial portion of contributions to the New York state Independence Party in recent months has been from the Republican Party and Republican State Senators. See this story. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for the link.

The New York Working Families Party was a subject of this New York Times story in the Read more »

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Feb 18 2013

Independence Party of New York Virtually Certain to Nominate Adolfo Carrion, Jr., for Mayor of New York City

Source: Ballot Access News

New York city elects its mayor and other important city offices on November 5, 2013, in partisan elections. Adolfo Carrion, Jr., former two-term President of the Bronx, and Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy, and a registered independent, is seeking the Mayor’s office.

On February 16, Carrion was the only candidate for Mayor invited to speak at the Read more »

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Jan 21 2013

New Maine Registration Tally

Source: Ballot Access News

Earlier this month, Maine’s Secretary of State released a new registration tally, as of November 6, 2012. When compared with the previous tally (from June 2012) the new tally shows that the two minor parties tallied by the state grew at a faster rate than any other type of voters.

The June 2012 tally showed: independents 337,535 (36.46%), Democrats 297,445 (32.13%), Republicans 258,463 (27.92%), Greens 32,315 (3.49%), American Elect 58 (.006%). 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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Jan 03 2013

New York Independence Party Leaned Toward Republican Nominees in 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

The Independence Party of New York cross-endorsed 99 Republican nominees for U.S. House and state legislature in 2012. It only cross-endorsed 46 Democratic nominees. It only had 6 nominees for U.S. House and legislature combined who weren’t major party nominees.

This is in contrast to the Independence Party’s behavior in 1996, when it was the New York state unit of the Reform Party and nominated Ross Perot for President. In 1996, for U.S. House and legislature Read more »

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