Posts tagged: Nebraska

May 01 2013

Nebraska Bill, Repealing Primary Screen-Out, Passes Legislature

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 1, Nebraska LB 349 passed the legislature unanimously. It is an omnibus election law bill. Among other provisions, it repeals the law that says if a voter votes in a presidential primary, he or she can’t sign for an independent presidential candidate. Assuming the Governor signs the bill, Texas will then be the only state in which primary voters are not permitted to sign a petition for either a newly-qualifying Read more »

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Mar 19 2013

Nebraska Ballot Access Bill Advances

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 15, Nebraska LB 349 passed the Government, Military Affairs, and Veterans Committee. It repeals the restriction that says no one who voted in the primary can sign a petition for an independent presidential candidate. It also moves the deadline for independent presidential petitions from late August to August 1.

If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law, Texas will be the only state Read more »

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Mar 16 2013

Region 6 Report To LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is the link to the report.

Region 6 report to LNC

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Feb 15 2013

Nebraska Ballot Access Bill to be Heard on February 21

Source: Ballot Access News

The Nebraska Senate Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee will hear LB 349 on Thursday, February 21. This is the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill. Among many other provisions, it eliminates the law that says primary voters can’t sign an independent presidential candidate petition.

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Jan 23 2013

Nebraska Bill to Eliminate Primary Screen-Out for Independent Presidential Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

Nebraska State Senator John Murante (R-Gretna) has introduced LB 349, which changes procedures for independent presidential candidates to get on the ballot. Existing law does not permit an independent presidential candidate to begin to circulate a petition until after the May primary, and does not permit primary voters to sign. The bill eliminates the restriction on which registered voters can sign. It also eliminates the restriction on when such a petition may begun to circulate. However, it moves the Read more »

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Nov 11 2012

Randall Terry Received More Votes for U.S. House than for President

Source: Ballot Access News

Randall Terry, well-known activist against legal abortion, ran for president this year as an independent candidate, and he also ran as an independent candidate for U.S. House in Florida’s 20th district. In his presidential race, in the three states in which he was on the ballot (Kentucky, Nebraska, and West Virginia) unofficial tallies credit him with 12,491 votes, plus an unknown number of write-ins in certain other states. But in his U.S. House race, where he was the only opponent to Democratic incumbent Read more »

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Oct 19 2012

Weekly Standard Lengthy Article on Randall Terry’s Independent Presidential Campaign

Source: Ballot Access News

The Weekly Standard has a lengthy article about Randall Terry, written by Matt Labash. Terry is on the ballot as an independent presidential candidate in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Nebraska, and because he is a candidate for federal office, his television and radio ads cannot be censored. The author of the article interviewed Terry, and learned that Terry’s object is to help defeat President Obama. He believes his television ads will detract from Obama’s vote. If he is correct, this is yet Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Six States Have a Republican-Democratic Ballot Monopoly for All Congressional Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

Minor party and/or independent candidates for Congress will appear on the ballot in 44 states this November. The states in which there will be no such candidates are Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Washington.

In Hawaii, Nebraska, and South Dakota, there are ballot-qualified minor parties who could have run someone without a great deal of effort, but no one chose to run. Read more »

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Sep 14 2012

Only One Nebraska Independent Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

The Nebraska Secretary of State has determined that Randall Terry has enough valid signatures to be on the ballot, but the other two independent petitions fell short. They had been submitted by Jill Stein and Virgil Goode.

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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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