Apr 26 2013

Libertarian Party: CISPA dies in Senate!

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org) (via e-mail sent April 26)

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) died in the Senate yesterday, according to a statement from a representative of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bill, which had already passed the House, would have allowed the government to snoop on private emails by granting companies the right to disseminate individuals’ sensitive, private information — like Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Green Party candidate wasn’t invited to SC-1 debate

Source: Charleston City Paper (via Green Party Watch)

Patch leaves Eugene Platt out of event

Patch, AOL’s online local news platform, will host a debate between candidates for South Carolina’s District 1 House seat on Monday at the Citadel, but only two of the three candidates will be present. Republican Mark Sanford will square off against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, but Green Party candidate Eugene Platt was not Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Connecticut Bill to Ban Fusion Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 5, the Connecticut Joint Government Administration and Election Committee passed SB 1146, the bill that makes it illegal for a party to nominate a non-member. However, the bill has not yet been voted on in either House. The intent of the bill is to ban fusion, but the bill goes beyond that.

The Joint Committee has three Senators and eleven House members. Two of the three Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Law Blog Covers FEC Decision to Extend Socialist Workers Party Exemption from Campaign Reporting

Source: Ballot Access News

The BLT (Blog of Legal Times) has this story about the April 25 decision of the Federal Election Commission to continue in force the exemption for the Socialist Workers Party from campaign finance disclosure.

Also, here is a story from the Wall Street Journal.

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Apr 26 2013

Vermont Senate Passes Bill Improving Independent Candidate Petition Deadline

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 11, the Vermont Senate passed S86, an omnibus election law bill. Among other things, it moves the independent candidate petition deadline from June to August. The bill is now pending in the House Government Operations Committee. Specifically, the bill says the independent petition deadline is three days after the primary.

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Apr 26 2013

Ralph Nader Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Prevent Pennsylvania 2004 Petition Challengers from Seizing Nader’s Bank Account

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 25, Ralph Nader asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal from a ruling of a District of Columbia court, that authorized the seizure of $81,102 from Nader’s bank account in Washington, D.C. The appeal is called Nader v Serody; the case number hasn’t been assigned yet. Here is the cert petition. The dispute arose in 2004, when challengers to Nader’s Pennsylvania ballot access petition persuaded Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Weak Oklahoma Ballot Access Reform Bill Can’t Pass This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

Oklahoma SB 668 lowers the number of signatures for a newly-qualifying party in midterm years, from 5% of the last presidential vote, to 5% of the last gubernatorial vote. Even though it had passed the Senate unanimously, and had passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously, it failed to be brought up on the House floor by the April 24 deadline. Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Green Shadow Cabinet resists drones in Empire State

Source: Green Shadow Cabinet

(SYRACUSE) Members of the newly formed Green Shadow Cabinet, an independent voice in U.S. politics representing the views of super majorities of the American people that are ignored by the corporate duopoly, will be participating in this weekend’s anti-drones convergence in Syracuse NY called “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire,” April 26th – 28th. This event has also been endorsed by the Green Party of Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

VIDEO: Lee Camp says “It’s time to build a shadow government”

Source: Green Shadow Cabinet

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Apr 26 2013

Green Party Candidate Platt hopes to garner at least 10% of votes in District 1 election

Source: The Post and Courier (via Independent Political Report)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Post and Courier previously profiled all Republican and Democratic 1st Congressional District candidates. This profile is of the only third-party candidate in the race.

BY ROBERT BEHRE

rbehre@postandcourier.com

Compared with the major political party candidates seeking the 1st Congressional Read more »

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