Posts tagged: Maine

Jan 14 2013

Who Were the Best Vote-Getting Legislative Nominees of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties in 2012?

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 2012 election returns for state legislative candidates reveal that the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties each had a handful of state legislative nominees who polled at least 30% of the vote.

For the Constitution Party, the only legislative nominee who polled as much as 30% was Gregory Hughes, who polled 31.29% in Nevada’s First Senate District against a Democrat. The district is in Las Read more »

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Jan 11 2013

Maine Bill to Use Instant-Runoff Voting to Elect Governors

Source: Ballot Access News

Maine State Senator Dick Woodbury (I-Yarmouth) and Representative Janice Cooper (D-Yarmouth) have introduced a bill to use Instant-Runoff Voting for gubernatorial elections. See this detailed story. The bill proposes a change in the State Constitution.

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Dec 23 2012

In Four States, “Other” Candidates for U.S. Senate Polled Highest Percentage in History

Source: Ballot Access News

The United States has been holding popular elections for U.S. Senate starting in 1914. In November 2012, in four states, minor party or independent candidates for U.S. Senate polled the highest percentage ever, for non-major party candidates for U.S. Senate within that state.

In Maryland, independent U.S. Senate candidate S. Rob Sobhani polled 16.38% in a four-candidate race. The previous best showing for U.S. Senate in Maryland for a non-major party candidate had Read more »

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Dec 12 2012

Maine Overseas and Uniformed Voters Give More Support to Minor Parties than Most Maine Voters

Source: Ballot Access News

Maine 2012 official election returns separate out the absentee votes received from outside the United States. The results show that overseas voters (which, of course, includes many military personnel) are more likely to vote for a minor party presidential candidate than the average Maine voter.

Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, and even the slate of presidential electors pledged to Ron Paul, all received a higher percentage of the overseas vote than they did in any Maine county (Rocky Read more »

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Dec 12 2012

Maine Counts Write-ins for Ron Paul

Source: Ballot Access News

Maine is one of the few states in which a slate of presidential elector candidates, pledged to a write-in presidential candidate, can file for write-in status without the consent of the presidential candidate himself or herself. A group of presidential elector candidated pledged to Ron Paul filed, and Maine has now released the write-in totals. The write-in vote for Ron Paul last month was 2,035 votes, which is .29% of the total presidential vote. Read more »

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Nov 27 2012

Maine Greens FlashMob WalMart

Source: Green Party Watch

On Black Friday Maine Greens participated in a Flash Mob at the Scarborough location of WalMart. The action, hosted by the Southern Maine Worker’s Center (SMWC), was in Solidarity with striking WalMart workers throughout the U.S., and to point out unfair labor practices that are commonplace within WalMart. SMWC says:
In Maine three Walmart stores alone have received $22 million in taxpayer subsidies. 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 10 2012

Maine Greens Elect Three; Plus Independent to State Assembly

Source: Green Party Watch

The Maine Green Independent Party saw three local candidates win elections on Tuesday:

Greens in Portland won several races: City Councilors David Marshall and Kevin Donoghue easily won re-election to third terms on the City Council while Holly Seeliger won the open seat for the School Board District 2 (West End, Parkside). Congratulations to David, Kevin and Holly for running terrific, grassroots campaigns and for showing that Greens can govern. Are you ready to run in 2013? Form a municipal Read more »

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Nov 09 2012

Three Lawsuits Involving Ralph Nader’s 2004 Candidacy are Still Active

Source: Ballot Access News

Ralph Nader’s litigation on various election law issues from the 2004 election are still moving along in various courts.

Nader’s lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, over the FEC’s refusal to even ask various state Democratic Parties and various law firms to respond to his complaint will be argued on January 14, 2013, in the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. The Democratic Party spent millions of dollars in 2004 in Read more »

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Nov 07 2012

Jill Stein’s Best State is Maine

Source: Ballot Access News

Jill Stein received 1.3% of the Maine vote, making Maine the first state that has certainly cast as much as 1% of its presidential vote for the Green Party nominee since 2000, when Ralph Nader polled over 1% in most states. Stein’s next best states are Alaska and Oregon, where final tallies may also show her just over the 1% mark.

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