Nov 22 2011

Vermont Progressive Party Says it is Experiencing Growth

Source: Ballot Access News

The Vermont Progressive Party has posted this article on its own web page. The article says that the party is growing, partly because Democrats control all branches of the state government and people who generally prefer Democrats are somewhat disappointed. Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

Three California Political Parties File Lawsuit, Alleging that Top-Two Primary Law is Unconstitutional

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 21, the Peace & Freedom Party and the Libertarian Party of California, along with the Green Party of Alameda County, filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Alameda County, complaining that Proposition 14, the “top-two” measure passed in June 2010 by the voters, violates the rights of voters to vote freely in November, and also that the measure violates the Associational rights of Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

Hearing Date Set for Tennessee Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 9, 2012, Monday, a U.S. District Court will hear oral arguments in Green Party of Tennessee v Hargett, the lawsuit that challenges the new ballot access law passed by the Tennessee legislature this year. In 2010, the same judge who has this case, William J. Haynes, had declared the old law unconstitutional. Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Covers Virgil Goode’s Latest Talk to a Constitution Party Group

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 19, former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode addressed the Constitution Party of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Lancaster daily newspaper wrote this story about Goode’s talk. Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

Los Angeles Times Article on Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 20 Los Angeles Times has this article on Americans Elect. The reporter focuses on trying to determine the motives of the people who launched it, and on balance concludes that there is nothing conspiratorial about its origins, and that its backers have no hidden agenda to injure either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

Two Independents Elected to Louisiana Legislature in This Year’s Election

Source: Ballot Access News

Louisiana elects all its state officers in the odd years before presidential election years. This year the first round was on October 22, and if no one received at least 50% in the first round, a run-off was held on November 19. Two independents were elected in this year’s election to the State House.

The first independent was an incumbent, Jerome “Dee” Richard. He was Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

British Newspaper Story on Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

Two leading British newspapers, the Guardian and the Observer, have jointly carried this story about U.S. politics, and about Americans Elect. One wonders what British readers think when they read that it requires 2,900,000 signatures to get on the ballot of all 50 states, which the newspaper says. In Britain, all candidates for House of Commons get on the ballot with 10 signatures plus a filing Read more »

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Nov 22 2011

On-Line Newspaper for Chicago Suburbs Editorializes in Favor of Green Party Ballot Access Lawsuit

Source: Ballot Access News

MySuburbanLife has this editorial, in support of the Green Party’s lawsuit that argues the State Board of Elections should recognize the Green Party as a qualified party for 2012 in the districts in which it polled over 5% of the vote in 2010. Illinois election law gives qualified status to any party in any political subdivision for the next election, if it polled 5% in the last election. In 2010, the Read more »

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