Posts tagged: Rhode Island

Apr 10 2013

Opponents of Rhode Island Straight-Ticket Device Publicize New Study, Showing How Device Probably Changes Outcomes

Source: Ballot Access News

Bills are pending in the Rhode Island legislature to abolish the straight-ticket device. On April 10, supporters of those bills released a study, showing that in November 2012, the Speaker of the House would probably have been defeated by an independent candidate if the straight-ticket device did not exist.

Only two candidates were on the ballot in November 2012 in the State House race for Read more »

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Dec 20 2012

Rhode Island State Board of Elections Releases Presidential Write-in Tally

Source: Ballot Access News

Rhode Island does not have a law requiring write-in candidates to file a declaration of candidacy if they wish their write-ins counted. Instead, Rhode Island tallies the votes for any candidate who receives at least five write-ins. For President last month, Rhode Island says the names that received as many as 5 write-ins are: Ron Paul 617, Hillary Clinton 64, Mickey Mouse 14.

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Nov 10 2012

Seventeen Independent Candidates were Elected to State Legislatures

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, it appears that seventeen independent candidates were elected to state legislatures. They include one in Georgia, four in Maine, one in Rhode Island, six in South Carolina, one in Tennessee, and four in Vermont.

The four in Vermont were Will Stevens, Paul Poirier, Adam Greshin, and Charles “Tim” Goodwin.

The one in Georgia was Rusty Kidd. Read more »

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Sep 14 2012

All Five Independent Presidential Petitions in Rhode Island are Valid

Source: Ballot Access News

The Rhode Island Secretary of State had determined that all five presidential independent petitions submitted this year are valid. The two newly-validated petitions are those for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the Justice Party. The Secretary of State had previously said that the Libertarian, Green and Constitution Party petitions are valid.

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Sep 12 2012

Two More Presidential Candidates Qualify in Rhode Island

Source: Ballot Access News

The Rhode Island Secretary of State’s ongoing tally of valid signatures on presidential petitions shows that Jill Stein and Virgil Goode have now qualified. The state requires 1,000 signatures. Still being tallied are the petitions for the Justice Party (which now shows 716 valid) and the Party for Socalism & Liberation (which now shows 952 valid). The Libertarian Party had been approved several days ago.

Rhode Island has three ballot-qualified parties, Democratic, Republican, and Moderate. The Moderate Read more »

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Sep 11 2012

47 States for Gov. Gary Johnson, Judge Jim Gray – 3 To Go!

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Governor Gary Johnson and Judge James P. Gray will appear on 47 state ballots plus the District of Columbia, as 4 more states were added to the list today. Petitions to get the Governor and Judge on the ballot this November were verified in Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Rhode Island. We are involved in litigation with the 3 remaining states: Michigan, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

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Sep 11 2012

Rhode Island Approves Libertarian Presidential Petition

Source: Ballot Access News

The Rhode Island Secretary of State has determined that the Libertarian presidential petition has enough valid signatures. The Secretary’s office is keeping a running tally of the number of valid signatures being reported by various towns and cities. The state requires 1,000 valid signatures.

Some cities and towns haven’t reported yet. Providence has made a partial report and will be sending in more later this week. So far, the other presidential petitions have this many valid signatures: Green 996, Read more »

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Sep 08 2012

Five Petitioning Presidential Candidates Likely to be on Rhode Island Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Presidential candidates who submitted petitions in Rhode Island are the nominees of the Constitution, Green, Justice, Libertarian, and Socialism & Liberation Parties. Thanks to Robert McHugh for this information.

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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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Sep 01 2012

Libertarians Gov. Gary Johnson, Judge Jim Gray on Ballot in DC, New York

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

With the addition of New York, Libertarians Governor Gary Johnson and Judge James P. Gray are now on the ballots in 41 states.

They will also be on the ballot in the District of Columbia, along with Bruce Majors, who is running for Delegate to the US House of Representatives. If either Gov. Gary Johnson or Mr. Majors receives 7,500 votes in the district, ballot access will be retained there for 2 years. The Libertarian Party has never Read more »

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