Posts tagged: West Virginia

Feb 20 2013

Another Bill Introduced in West Virginia to Make it Easier for a Party to Obtain and Keep Qualified Party Status

Source: Ballot Access News

Five West Virginia Delegates have introduced HB 2565, which makes it easier for a group to obtain and/or keep party status. Current law requires a party to poll 1% for Governor before it enjoys qualified status. The bill would keep that, but would add a second method, that the group have at least 1,000 registered members. Thanks to Jeff Becker and Bill Redpath for this news. Read more »

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Feb 16 2013

West Virginia Ballot Access Bill Introduced

Source: Ballot Access News

West Virginia Delegate Mike Manypenny (D-Grafton) has introduced HB 2032, to make it easier for a party to become or remain ballot-qualified. Current law requires a party to have polled 1% for Governor to be a qualified party. The bill would say a party is a group that has polled at least 1% for any statewide office.

If this bill had been law in 1996, the Reform Party would have attained party status Read more »

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Jan 29 2013

WV LP teams up with liberty allies to block federal anti-gun laws

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The Libertarian Party of West Virginia has teamed up with the West Virginia Campaign for Liberty, the WV Tea Party and the WV Republican Liberty Caucus in a petition drive to protect your Right to Bear Arms.

The purpose of the petition is to show support for the 2ND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT which is being introduced by Delegate Michael Folk (R) 63rd District and co-sponsored by Delegate Read more »

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Dec 30 2012

In A Few States, Presidential Candidates Appeared on Ballot Even Though they had No Presidential Elector Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

Minor parties appeared on the presidential ballot in a few states last month, even though they submitted no presidential elector candidates. The Libertarian Parties of Nevada and West Virginia didn’t submit any presidential elector candidates. The Green Parties of Oregon and West Virginia didn’t submit any, either.

When a party submits no presidential elector candidates, it is admitting that it is certain it won’t carry Read more »

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Dec 21 2012

West Virginia Releases Write-in Totals for Declared Write-in Candidates for President

Source: Ballot Access News

West Virginia totals for the declared write-in presidential candidates who were on the ballot in at least one state are: Virgil Goode 119, Roseanne Barr 31, Rocky Anderson 12, Merlin Miller 11, Tom Hoefling 5, Richard Duncan 1.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Dec 14 2012

All Votes for Presidential Candidates Who were on Ballot are Now Counted

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 14, West Virginia and California state elections officials finished tallying the votes, so now all results are in, except that Alaska, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming have not tallied any write-ins for any presidential candidates (although some of those states have tallied the total number of presidential write-ins). 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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Nov 09 2012

Media Stories on Libertarian Party’s Gaining “Party” Status in West Virginia, and District of Columbia

Source: Ballot Access News

General circulation media has recently run stories on the Libertarian Party’s gaining status as a “political party” under West Virginia law, and District of Columbia law. Here is a story about West Virginia; here is a story about D.C.

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Nov 07 2012

David Moran for Governor Wins LP Ballot Access in West Virginia

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

For the second time ever, the West Virginia LP has won ballot access in the state thanks to the tireless efforts of the David Moran for Governor campaign.

Here are his words to his campaign supporters:

“I want to thank you sincerely for your belief, your work and your steadfast dedication to our campaign. Winning Official Major Party Status is an accomplishment in which you can take great pride. I am proud 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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