Posts tagged: New Jersey

Nov 06 2013

New Jersey Unofficial Gubernatorial Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

The unofficial New Jersey gubernatorial election results are:

Republican Chris Christie 1,242,116
Democrat Barbara Buono 780,779
Libertarian Ken Kaplan 11,821
Green Steven Welzer 8,045 Read more »

Apr 04 2013

Green Party to livestream Chris Hedges keynote at NJ GP annual meeting, Sun. 4/9

Source: Green Party Watch

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges will deliver the keynote address at the New Jersey Green Party’s 2013 convention in New Brunswick on Sunday, April 9. The meeting will be broadcast online on the Green Party US livestream channel – click here to RSVP for the livestream and invite friends. More information from the Green Party of New Jersey website: Read more »

Mar 06 2013

New Jersey State Appellate Court Hears Arguments on Reliability of State’s Electronic Voting Machines

Source: Ballot Access News

Most counties in New Jersey use electronic voting machines that do not produce a paper trail. Critics of these voting machines filed a lawsuit in state court in 2004, Gusciora v McGreevey, which is still alive and is now called Gusciora v Christie. On March 5, the Appellate Division heard oral arguments on whether use of the machines threatens the accuracy of vote counts and whether use of the machines violates New Read more »

Nov 08 2012

New Jersey Socialist Party Secretary Elected to Regional High School Board of Education

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, Pat Noble, who is 19 years old, was elected to the Red Bank Regional High School Board of Education. The high school is in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Noble defeated an incumbent, Nilsa Samol, by a margin of 53.6% to 46.4%. The high school is over a century old and is considered one of the state’s best high schools; see the wikipedia page about the school here.

Noble has been the Secretary of the New Jersey Socialist Party for several years. Read more »

Nov 04 2012

Libertarian McKnight Contrasts His and Opponents’ Policies in NJ U.S. House Race

Source: Libertarian Party (

\At a town hall meeting last January, Libertarian Patrick McKnight stood up to the incumbent congressman in New Jersey’s 7th district, Republican Leonard Lance, calling him out for his support of the sweeping, unaccountable government powers granted by the National Defense Authorization Act and the Patriot Act.

“That was day one of my campaign,” McKnight said of his run for U.S. House. “He’s telling everyone in the room what a strong supporter of the Constitution he was. And so I simply reviewed his voting record and challenged him on his claim.”

A YouTube video of that exchange has garnered more than 1,300 views. “As the video shows, he had nothing to say,” McKnight said.

He sharply contrasts his Libertarian solutions with the policies of Lance and his Democratic opponent, Upendra Chivukula.

“All we have to do is restore the legal supremacy of the constitution, and we solve 90 percent of our problems,” McKnight said. He specifically proposes:

  • Balancing the federal budget immediately.
  • Ending interventionist wars and bringing U.S. troops home from all foreign bases in 130 countries.
  • Dismantling the Internal Revenue Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and Obamacare, thereby making it possible to slash taxes across the board.
  • Stopping all commercial bailouts and ending the Federal Reserve System. Putting a stop to artificial interest rates, currency devaluation, and misallocations of capital.
  • Ending the war on drugs, which would save billions of dollars, reduce violent crime and stop the incarceration of citizens who have harmed nobody else.
  • Patrick McKnight’s campaign made the front page of his local newspaper, the Hillsborough Beacon, and was featured in the Montgomery News and the Princeton Packet.

    He has taken his message of freedom directly to the people of his district. He estimates that he visited about a thousand homes personally.

    “I’m a regular working person; I’m not a career politician,” he said, noting his career as a landscaper and his long-time work on his family’s multigenerational farm. “I have real-world experience, and so I can connect with people. We’re all in this political and economic crisis together.”

    McKnight said that he views real change as an ongoing effort, and he hopes that all libertarians will consider running for office to “inject real issues into the discourse,” he said.

    Campaign website:

    Oct 18 2012

    New Jersey Political Party Denied Ability to Have its Name on the Ballot Next to the Names of its Candidates

    Source: Ballot Access News

    A new political party named the Democratic-Republican Party was formed in New Jersey earlier this year. It successfully petitioned to place a U.S. Senate nominee, two U.S. House nominees, and four nominees for county office, on the ballot. However, the state refuses to place the party name of these candidates on the November ballot. Instead, the state says they will have the label “No slogan” printed on the ballot next to their names. Read more »

    Aug 12 2012

    New Jersey Election Officials OK Circulating a Presidential Petition with Just Presidential Elector Candidates, to Help Parties that Want to Petition Before Choosing National Ticket

    Source: Ballot Access News

    New Jersey state elections officials are among the kindest and most cooperative of the election officials of any state. Recently the New Jersey elections department approved the idea that petitions for presidential ballot access, for independent candidates and for the nominees of unqualified parties, may be circulated with no presidential or vice-presidential candidates listed. These petitions must instead carry the names of presidential elector candidates. Read more »

    Aug 02 2012

    Seven Minor Party Presidential Nominees on New Jersey Ballot, as Well as Independent Candidate Jeff Boss

    Source: Ballot Access News

    Minor party presidential candidates who qualified for the New Jersey ballot are the nominees of the American Third Position, Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Justice, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and Socialist Workers parties. Besides those seven, an independent candidate, Jeff Boss, qualified. His ballot label is “NSA DID 911″. His vice-presidential candidate is Bob Pasternak. Read more »

    Aug 02 2012

    PA, NJ on ballot, bring Stein closer to 40+ state goal

    Source: Jill Stein for President

    The Stein campaign confirmed today that it expects Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala to appear on the presidential ballot in the major Mid Atlantic states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Now on the ballot in 24 states, the campaign is petitioning in every state remaining, and aims to qualify for the ballot in at least 40 states.

    Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala joined supporters at Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg state Read more »

    Jul 24 2012

    Green Party seeks signatures in Bloomfield


    The Green Party of Essex and Passaic Counties was out Saturday in front of the Bloomfield Post Office trying to get its presidential candidate on the New Jersey ballot.

    There are other choices for president besides reelecting President Obama or Mitt Romney, Bloomfield resident Beresford Jones said Friday.

    Dr. Jill Stein is an alternative. Read more »


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