Posts tagged: North Carolina

Mar 02 2013

U.S.District Court Upholds North Carolina’s May Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 1, U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen upheld North Carolina’s mid-May petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties, in a 12-page opinion in North Carolina Constitution Party v Bartlett, 3:12cv-192, western district. Even though there have been 51 court opinions striking down early deadlines, Judge Mullen managed to write an opinion that mentions only one of them, Anderson v Celebrezze. And he only cited Read more »

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Feb 23 2013

New Ballot Access Improvement Bills Expected Early Next Week

Source: Ballot Access News

A ballot access improvement bill is expected to be introduced in North Carolina on Monday, February 25. It will reduce the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties and independent candidates.

In Alabama, State Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) e-mails that he has introduced a similar bill in his state, although it still isn’t on the state legislature’s web page. Read more »

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Feb 21 2013

New Political Director of Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Source: Libertarian Party of North Carolina

NEW POLITICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NORTH CAROLINA BRINGS EXPERIENCE AND PASSION TO A GROWING ORGANIZATION

February 19, 2013 — The executive committee of the LPNC met on Saturday, February 16th and received their first report from their newly elected Political Director, Erik Raudsep. Read more »

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Feb 21 2013

Libertarian Party of North Carolina Response to Governor Pat McCrory’s State of the State Address

Source: Libertarian Party of North Carolina (thanks Independent Political Report for Examiner article)

The Republican and Democratic Governors of the past 40 years have all contributed to the excessive debt, regulation and public sector bureaucracy which handicaps North Carolina in the areas of education, economic growth and the drug war. I would like to offer a Libertarian perspective on each of these areas, below.

To appreciate this perspective and for those unfamiliar with the Libertarian Party of Read more »

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Feb 17 2013

North Carolina Libertarian Registration Percentage, .31%, is Higher Than Any Previous Third Party in North Carolina

Source: Ballot Access News

The latest North Carolina registration tally, for February 16, 2013, shows that Libertarian registration is .31% of the state total. Although that is not particularly impressive on its face, it is the highest share of statewide registration that any party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, has ever had in North Carolina, at least since statistics have been kept. No data exists for years before Read more »

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Jan 20 2013

North Carolina Ballot Access Bill to be Introduced in Both Houses in Early February

Source: Ballot Access News

A bill to improve North Carolina ballot access will be introduced in both houses of the legislature in early February.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Jan 18 2013

Reform Party to Reorganize North Carolina Affiliate

Source: Reform Party

The Reform Party is working towards ballot access in North Carolina for their candidates in the 2014 elections. The party has not had a ballot qualifying affiliate since the 2000 election cycle. “North Carolina is important,” Nicholas Hensley, the Reform Party’s communications chair and North Carolina organizer said. “It’s a crucial swing state that is necessary to have ballot access in.”

North Carolina is one of the hardest states to gain ballot access in. About 90,000 to 100,000 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 17 2012

North Carolina Petition Requirement for 2014 and 2016 is 89,379 Valid Signatures

Source: Ballot Access News

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has finished counting votes for candidates who were on the ballot, although it still hasn’t completed the write-in canvass for President. It appears that in 2014 (and also 2016) the state will require 89,379 valid signatures, both for a new party and an independent statewide candidate. This is the highest number in all 50 states for a statewide independent candidate in 2014. Thanks to Kevin Hayes for the number. Activists in North Carolina will again try to pass a bill in Read more »

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Nov 08 2012

Barbara Howe Campaign Secures Critical Ballot Access in NC Saving LP Over $300k

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The Libertarian campaign of Barbara Howe for Governor in North Carolina scored a major victory for the LP that will save the LP over $300,000 in future petitioning costs.

North Carolina is one of the most difficult and expensive states in the nation for getting Libertarians on the ballot. Now for the second time, the LP has secured ballot status, avoiding costly petitioning that would otherwise be required. She won 93,460 votes or 2.1% of the vote for governor, just over the 2% Read more »

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