Posts tagged: Mississippi

Apr 14 2013

Mississippi Independent Candidate Got Enough Valid Signatures, but Some Signers Now Want to Remove their Names

Source: Ballot Access News

Walter Patton, an independent candidate for Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, doesn’t know yet if his name will be on November ballot. He got the needed 50 valid signatures, but after he submitted them, some of the signers say they want to remove their names. Most states, including Mississippi, have no procedure for signers to remove their names after the petition has been submitted. See this story. Read more »

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Mar 16 2013

Region 7 Report To LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Region 7 Report.
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas.
March 16-17, 2013.
By Gary Johnson and Paulie Frankel.
Alabama.

The Libertarian Party of Alabama will hold its next state convention on Saturday, June 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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Sep 26 2012

Mississippi Prints Some Ballots and Omits Rocky Anderson on the Grounds that He Didn’t Present a Full Slate of Qualified Presidential Elector Candidates, but Mississippi in the Past Let Others On

Source: Ballot Access News

The Justice Party is ballot-qualified in Mississippi. On September 5, two days before the deadline, it submitted its candidates for presidential elector. On September 10 the party was informed that one of its candidates for presidential elector is not a registered voter and is therefore ineligible. The party substituted a new candidate on the same day, but the Board of Canvassers rejected the new elector but said that Anderson would still be on the ballot, but if he won the popular vote, he would be Read more »

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Sep 11 2012

No Independent Presidential Candidate Petitions Succeeded in Mississippi

Source: Ballot Access News

This year is the first presidential election since 1964 in which no independent presidential candidate petitions succeeded in Mississippi. The state only requires 1,000 valid signatures, due in September. The only such petition submitted this year was for Jill Reed for President and Tom Cary for vice-president, but the petition lacked enough valid signatures. Reed lives in Casper, Wyoming and campaigns as the nominee of the Twelve Visions Party. She is on in Colorado but not in any other state. Read more »

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Sep 10 2012

Mississippi Secretary of State Recognizes the Shawn O’Hara Faction of the Reform Party

Source: Ballot Access News

Mississippi ballots will print Barbara Dale Washer on the ballot as the Reform Party presidential nominee. She is the choice of the faction of the Mississippi Reform Party that is headed by Shawn O’Hara. The choice of the Reform Party’s national convention for President, Andre Barnett, will thus not appear on the Mississippi ballot. Barnett will appear in one state, Florida.

Here is a link to the Secretary of State’s list of candidates. However, it does not yet show which Read more »

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Sep 02 2012

Twenty States Still Don’t Know Which Presidential Candidates Will Appear on November Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

The presidential ballot is still not settled in twenty states. States in which the deadline for independent or minor party presidential candidates to file lies in the future are Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Rhode Island.

States in which the deadline has passed, and in which certain parties have submitted petitions, but the petitions haven’t been checked yet, are Connecticut, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Wyoming (the only Read more »

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May 25 2012

Michael Peroutka To Address Constitution Party of Mississippi Convention

Source: Independent Political Report

Michael Peroutka is one of a number of speakers who is slated to address the Constitution Party of Mississippi’s 2012 convention, which will be held in Tupelo, Mississippi, on June 1st and 2nd.

Michael Anthony Peroutka speaks Friday evening and is the Keynote speaker on Saturday afternoon. Explaining the American view of law and government, and the work Read more »

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Mar 28 2012

Petitioning News

Source: Ballot Access News

Some of the nation’s smaller or newer political parties have recently launched petition drives to place themselves, or their presidential nominees, on the November ballot. The Party for Socialism and Liberation has completed its Vermont petition. The Socialist Party is petitioning in New Jersey. American Third Petition is petitioning in West Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey. The Justice Party, having finished qualification efforts in Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Justice Party Qualifies for Mississippi Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

The Justice Party has obtained qualified party status in Mississippi. This is the first state in which the Justice Party has qualified. Mississippi has a very tolerant law, which does not require any petition for party status. Instead, the group must show that it has a state organization in the state, by submitting a list of state party officers. Mississippi has had this law since 1890 and has never amended it. Read more »

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