Posts tagged: Michigan

Dec 13 2013

Elected Libertarian councilman campaigned on high city debt

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Thanks to newly-elected Libertarian Erwin Haas, the people in Kentwood, Mich., a suburb of Grand Rapids, now know there’s a huge public debt problem.

Haas won a tightly contested race to unseat incumbent Maurice Groce by 68 votes, for the second ward seat of the city commission. The vote was 1,105 to 1,037. Read more »

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Nov 07 2013

Libertarians Win Some Elections, Including Four Partisan Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 5, Libertarian Party members were elected in these elections:

Brett Bittner was re-elected to the Marietta, Georgia School Board; Walter Reynolds was elected to the Milledgeville, Georgia city council; Erwin Haas was elected to the Kentwood, Michigan city commission; Matt Hoerner was elected to the Read more »

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May 01 2013

Republican allies in Michigan courts subvert justice to block Libertarian competition

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Gov. Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for president, and the voters of Michigan were robbed last year, and the Republican Party is the thief.

Johnson was barred from appearing on the ballot during November’s election at the behest of the GOP establishment and Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who used their insider political power to block competition at the polls. The district Read more »

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May 01 2013

Sixth Circuit, in Very Short Opinion, Says Michigan was Right to Keep Gary Johnson Off the 2012 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 1, the Sixth Circuit issued a brief opinion, saying the U.S. District Court in Michigan was correct when it kept Gary Johnson, or any other Libertarian Party presidential candidate, off the ballot in November 2012. The part of the decision on the merits is only one short paragraph long, and does not discuss the factual error in the U.S. District Court’s decision. The U.S. District Court had said in its Read more »

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Apr 01 2013

Michigan to Hold Four-Party Special State Senate Election on May 7

Source: Ballot Access News

Michigan holds a special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat, 27th district, on May 7. Four parties entered the race. The nominees are: Democratic Jim Ananich; Republican Robert Daunt; Green Bobby Jones; Libertarian Robert Nicholls. The district is centered on Flint. Last time this race was up, in November 2010, the Democratic Party nominee had defeated the Republican and Libertarian nominees. Thanks to Michael Read more »

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Mar 20 2013

Greens Nominate Bobby Jones for 27th District State Senator in Michigan

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

Citizen Activist Joins Race to Fill Flint Area Vacancy, Offers Principled Alternative to Political Musical Chairs

The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) has nominated Bobby Jones to be the Green candidate on the ballot for the May 7 special election for 27th District State Senator. Read more »

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Mar 16 2013

Region 3 Report To LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Region 3 Report

Submitted by Jillian A. Mack

Too long to post as an article, so here is the link to the pdf:

Region 3 Report 2013-03-16

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Feb 20 2013

Michigan Democratic Legislator Leaves Democratic Party, Becomes an Independent

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, Michigan Representative John Olumba has declared that he is no longer a Democrat, and instead is now an independent. Michigan does not have registration by party, so there is no official method for any legislator to switch partisan affiliation other than a public declaration. Olumba is the first Michigan state legislator to be neither a Democrat nor a Republican, since the 1912-1914 Read more »

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Nov 28 2012

Constitution Party’s Presidential Vote in Seven States was its Highest Presidential Vote Ever

Source: Ballot Access News

Virgil Goode polled more votes in seven states than any previous Constitution Party presidential nominee. Those states are Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming.

The Constitution Party has never placed its presidential nominee on the ballot in North Carolina, but Goode’s write-in total of 619 is higher than any previous write-in total for the party’s presidential nominee Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Michigan Releases Write-in Totals

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 26, the Michigan Secretary of State released official election results, including write-in totals for President. Gary Johnson was credited with 7,774 write-ins, the highest number of write-ins ever recorded in Michigan for a presidential candidate in November. The previous record had been Ralph Nader in 1996, who was credited with 2,322 in Michigan.

Michigan did not permit write-ins for president in the general election until 1964, when the Prohibition Read more »

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