Posts tagged: Kansas

Apr 08 2013

Kansas Libertarians Ogle and Coen garner impressive vote totals in city elections

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Michael Ogle wins 32% of vote in run for Topeka mayor

On April 2, Libertarian Michael Ogle won an impressive 32 percent of the vote in his race for mayor of Topeka. He based his campaign on performance-based budgeting to eliminate wasteful spending, removal of barriers that make it harder for businesses to be successful, and assurance that property rights would not be infringed upon by Read more »

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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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Jan 14 2013

Victory: Kansas LP succeeds in changing local open carry laws in Kansas, sues holdouts

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Thanks to the efforts of the Libertarian Party of Kansas, gun owners who were prohibited by their local governments from openly carrying firearms are now free to open carry in their cities.

Two years ago, the Kansas LP began its efforts to bring restrictive city laws into compliance with state law allowing the open carry of firearms, and their work has paid off in three cities so far: Overland Park, Gardner, and Wichita. All three have since brought their city ordinances into line with state Read more »

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Dec 25 2012

Highest Showings for Libertarians for U.S. House Were in Arizona, Kansas and Mississippi

Source: Ballot Access News

The three Libertarian U.S. House nominees in the nation (in races with both a Republican and a Democrat) who received the highest shares of the vote in 2012 were in Arizona, Mississippi and Kansas. Powell Gammill, in the Arizona 9th district, polled 6.64% (16,620 votes). Ron Williams, in the Mississippi 4th district, polled 6.30% (17,982 votes). He is an experienced campaigner and had run for Governor in the 2011 Republican primary. In Kansas, Libertarian nominee Thomas Jefferson, running Read more »

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Dec 16 2012

Libertarian Nominee for U.S. House Almost Carries Kansas City, Kansas

Source: Ballot Access News

At last month’s election, the only two candidates on the ballot for U.S. House, Kansas 3rd district, were Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder and Libertarian nominee Joel Balam. The district includes Wyandotte County, Kansas, which contains Kansas City, Kansas. In Wyandotte County, Balam polled 18,589 votes, and Yoder received 19,853 votes.

In the district as a whole, Balam received 92,675 votes, whereas Yoder received 201,087. Balam’s Read more »

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Dec 13 2012

Jill Stein Receives Second-Highest Write-in Total for President in Kansas History

Source: Ballot Access News

Last month, Jill Stein received 714 write-ins in Kansas. This is the 2nd-highest number of write-ins ever cast for president in a Kansas general election. The only candidate who received more write-ins was Ralph Nader in 1996; he received 914.

Kansas did not permit write-ins for President before 1990.

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Sep 18 2012

Tenth Circuit Upholds Kansas Voter Registration Form, which Doesn’t Let Voters Register into Unqualified Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 18, the Tenth Circuit upheld the Kansas voter registration form, which won’t let voters register into unqualified parties. The Constitution Party had brought the case in 2010. The Tenth Circuit had already ruled in 1984 that Colorado must let voters register into unqualified parties, if those unqualified parties are active enough to have at least qualified their nominees for the November ballot using the independent candidate petition procedure. Read more »

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Sep 12 2012

Kansas Reform Party Chooses Virgil Goode for President in Place of Chuck Baldwin

Source: Ballot Access News

A few days ago, the Kansas Reform Party state committee met via conference call and revised its presidential nominee from Chuck Baldwin (who doesn’t really want to run for President) to Virgil Goode. The Kansas Objections Board will decide whether to permit the party to change its nominee. The Board consists of the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General. The Board meets on Thursday, September 13, at 2 p.m. Read more »

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Aug 10 2012

Green Party Misses Kansas Petition Deadline by a Few Hours

Source: Ballot Access News

The Kansas independent candidate petition is noon on August 6. The independent candidate petition for Jill Stein was submitted on the afternoon of August 6, but the Secretary of State rejected the petition because it was filed a few hours after noon.

However, it is probable that the petition didn’t have enough valid signatures anyway. The law requires 5,000, but the petition only had 5,520 signatures. All the signatures were gathered in the week before the Read more »

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Aug 09 2012

Four States Hold Primaries on August 7; Results Show Incumbents Far More Likely to Lose in Normal Partisan Primaries than in Top-Two Primaries

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballotpedia has analyzed the primary election returns from August 7. See here. In Kansas, 34% of all incumbent legislators running for re-election who had primary opponents were defeated. Kansas has closed primaries.

In Michigan, which has an open primary, 14% of all legislative incumbents running for re-election who had opponents were defeated. In Missouri, which also has an open primary, 23% of the Read more »

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