Posts tagged: Vermont

Dec 18 2012

Volunteers Needed in Montpelier, Vermont, if Presidential Write-in Results Are Ever to be Known to History

Source: Ballot Access News

Vermont permits write-in votes, but does not have a law that requires candidates to file a declaration of write-in candidacy. Therefore, to the extent that any write-ins for President are tallied depends on the good will of the Vermont Secretary of State’s office. In 2008, the Secretary of State tallied the write-ins for Green Party presidential nominee Cynthia McKinney. This year the office says it does not have the resources to tally any presidential write-in votes. Read more »

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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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Nov 10 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Elects Seven Legislators

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, the Vermont Progressive Party elected two State Senators and five Representatives. The winning State Senate candidates are David Zuckerman and Anthony Pollina. The winning Representative candidates are Christopher Pearson, Cindy Weed, Susan Hatch Davis, Mollie Burke, and Sandy Haas.

All seven of these candidates showed that they are Progressive Party members, by listing the Read more »

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Nov 10 2012

Liberty Union Party Polls its Highest Percentage of the Vote in its 42-Year History

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, the Liberty Union Party of Vermont polled 13.4% for Secretary of State, its best statewide showing ever in its 42-year history. It has been on the ballot in all Vermont elections continuously starting in 1970. This year, its nominee for Secretary of State, Mary Alice Herbert, was the only candidate on the ballot against the incumbent Secretary of State, James C. Condos.

The party’s previous best showing for a statewide office had been 10.3%, for Treasurer, in 1978. Read more »

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Oct 27 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Certain to Re-Elect Two of its Legislative Incumbents

Source: Ballot Access News

Two Progressive Party members of the Vermont House are running for re-election and they have no ballot-listed opponents. They are Mollie S. Burke of Brattleboro, and Sandy Haas of Rochester.

In 2010, Haas did have opponents but she won with 52.8% of the vote. Burke was unopposed in 2010.

In 2010, the Progressive Party elected five members of the Vermont legislature. Vermont has fusion, and this list only includes the Progressive Party nominees who chose to list the Progressive Party first on the Read more »

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Oct 24 2012

Justice Party Has Two State Legislative Candidates in the U.S. This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

The Justice Party, which is less than a year old, has two state legislative candidate on the ballot this year. One is Ty Markham, running for the Utah State House, 73rd district. That district encompasses southeastern and south central Utah, and is physically the largest state house district in the state. Here is her web page. Here is a newspaper story that explains how she happened to file to run. Here is a story about the debate she participated in. She is the only opponent of the incumbent Republican Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Primary Required a Recount and a Lawsuit to Determine Winner for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

The Vermont Progressive Party is entitled to its own primary. At the August 28 primary, the party’s state chair, Martha Abbott, filed to run for Governor. Hers was the only name on the Progressive Party primary ballot. She let it be known that if she were nominated, she would withdraw from the general election, because the Progressive Party leadership wanted to have no Progressive nominee on the ballot for Governor, so as to assist the Democratic incumbent who is running for re-election. Read more »

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Sep 13 2012

Vermont Ballot Won’t Include Jill Stein

Source: Ballot Access News

The Vermont Secretary of State’s office has ruled that Jill Stein, Green Party presidential nominee, will not be on the Vermont ballot. The office ruled that the court victory won by Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party only applies to Anderson, and the principles set forth in that decision will not be extended to other presidential candidates who were in a similar situation.

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Sep 12 2012

Vermont Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Lawsuit on June Petition Deadline

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 12, the Vermont Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trudell v Markowitz, 2011-311. The issue is the constitutionality of the June petition deadline for independent candidates. The 2009 session of the legislature moved that deadline, which had always before been in September (or, long ago, in October). The argument seemed to go well. One of the Justices expressed an opinion that the state’s interest, “voter education”, is not a convincing argument. The state says that voters need six Read more »

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Sep 04 2012

Vermont Secretary of State Will Put Rocky Anderson on the Ballot as the Justice Party Presidential Nominee

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 4, the Vermont Secretary of State agreed to put Rocky Anderson on the ballot as the Justice Party presidential nominee. A Vermont superior court had put him on the ballot on August 6, but the Secretary of State had then asked the Vermont Supreme Court to stay that order. On August 27, the State Supreme Court had refused to stay the lower court order.

But at that point, the Secretary of State, who is a Democrat, still wouldn’t put Anderson on the ballot. He Read more »

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