Posts tagged: New York

Apr 13 2013

Newsday Editorial Asks for Ballot Access Reform, Other Election Law Reforms, for New York

Source: Ballot Access News

Newsday has this April 5 editorial, calling on the New York state legislature to ease ballot access restrictions, and to ease restrictions on voters who wish to change political party affiliation. Newsday is the dominant daily newspaper on Long Island’s suburban counties.

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Apr 12 2013

New York City Legal Blog Publishes Column Advocating Easier Ballot Access for New York

Source: Ballot Access News

Jerry Goldfeder, one of the leading experts on New York election law, has this column in CityLand, advocating improvements in New York state election law. He calls for easier ballot access. He also calls for easing the restrictive law that does not permit voters to change parties within eleven months of a primary. This is by far the most restrictive such law in the nation. Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Joe Lhota Will Decline Libertarian Party Nomination; Won’t Co-Star With Kristin Davis

Source: New York Daily News (via Independent Political Report)

Republican Joe Lhota may appear on Libertarian Party petitions alongside “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, but he won’t be showing up on the ballot as her running mate.

Joe Lhota did not seek the Libertarian line and he will not accept it,” spox Susan Del Percio emailed the Daily News this morning in response to a story about the party endorsing Lhota for mayor at its convention Tuesday night. “While he cannot stop this Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Video: Gigi Bowman Challenges Bloomberg’s Empire

Source: Independent Political Report



Gigi Bowman is running for New York State Senate, District 5 as a Libertarian.

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Apr 10 2013

Joe Lhota And Kristin Davis: NYC’s 2013 Libertarian Party Ticket?

Source: New York Daily News (via Independent Political Report)

The Libertarian Party has endorsed Republican Joe Lhota for mayor — but it’s not clear if he wants their line.

By accepting the nomination, Lhota would end up on the ballot alongside former “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis, who did time at Rikers Island after pleading guilty to promoting prostitution in the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal. Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

New York City Libertarian Party Makes Awkard Start for Nominating for New York City Offices

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 9, the New York city Libertarian Party held a nominating convention, and nominated Joe Lhota for Mayor and Kristin Davis for Comptroller. However, Lhota (who does favor decriminalizing marijuana) then said he would not accept the Libertarian nomination. He is one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination.

It is alleged that Lhota would not have won the Libertarian nomination, except that Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

New York Daily News Editorial Asks Governor Andrew Cuomo Not to Accept Independence Party Nomination in 2014

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York Daily News has this editorial, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo not to accept the nomination of the Independence Party in 2014. The editorial assumes that if Cuomo were not the Independence Party nominee, the party would probably not be able to find a nominee who would poll at least 50,000 votes. The newspaper, for some years, has been a critic of the Independence Party, and hopes that the party dies. Thanks to Bill Van Read more »

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Apr 07 2013

New York Post Says Mayor Bloomberg will no Longer Fund New York City Republican Party, nor the State Independence Party

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story in the New York Post, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, once a generous patron of both the statewide Independence Party, and the New York city Republican Party, doesn’t plan to give those parties any more contributions. Bloomberg is a registered independent.

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Apr 03 2013

New York LP Chairman Issues Statement on Dan Halloran’s Arrest

Source: Independent Political Report

Email from LPNY Chair Mark Axinn:

As many of you know, NYC Councilmember Daniel Halloran was arrested this morning in connection with a purported bribery scheme to obtain the Republican Mayoral nomination for a Democratic State Senator.

I am deeply saddened for Dan and all of his supporters. Read more »

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Apr 02 2013

NYC Councilman Dan Halloran Arrested

Source: Independent Political Report

The New York Post, Yahoo News and The New York Times are among the news outlets reporting that NYC Councilman Halloran was arrested this morning in a bribery plot. Allegedly, Halloran accepted a $7,500 bribe from an informant to get his support for State Senator Malcolm A. Smith, a Queens Democrat who rose to become the first black president of the State Senate, to enter the Republican primary for mayor, which Read more »

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