Ballot Access News:
Already, deadlines for certain procedures to get new parties on the ballot for 2018 have passed in five states. With two exceptions, no new party qualified in these states.
In California, the deadline for a new party to obtain approximately 60,000 registrants, and thus be on the 2018 ballot, passed on January 2.… Read more ...
The Green Party released a statement announcing that they have filed for party registration in order to gain ballot access in Texas for the 2018 election. Their statement reads as follows:
Green Party of Texas Files for 2018 Ballot Access
The Green Party of Texas (GPTX) has filed party registration with the Texas Secretary of State’s office, declaring GPTX intent to nominate candidates to the November 2018 general election ballot.… Read more ...
Jill Stein Protect Elections Statement
The Green Party issued a press release commenting on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence looking at Jill Stein as part of its investigation into interference in the 2016 election. The statement reads as follows.
Complying with Senate Committee request, Stein urges safeguarding elections from interference – while cautioning against the targeting of political opposition.… Read more ...
The Green Party of Travis County Texas released a decision condemning the Trump Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and plans for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Their statement reads as follows.
Travis County Green Party condemns Trump’s Jerusalem decision
Travis County Green Party (TCGP) strongly opposes and condemns the decision by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.… Read more ...
Don’t Tread on Net
The Green Party issued a statement on December 14th criticizing the FCC decision on ending Net Neutrality, and called for establishing public ownership of internet services. The statement reads as follows.
Green Party blasts FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality rules, demands public ownership of Internet access
WASHINGTON, D.C.… Read more ...
Cliff Formation Bear Ears Monument
The Green Party of Utah released a statement condemning the decision by the Trump Administration to reduce the size of two National Monuments in Utah. Their statement reads as follows.
Green Party of Utah Condemns Executive Orders Shrinking the size of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments
Salt Lake City, Utah – In the wake of a unilaterally destructive act by President Trump, in the form of executive orders to rescind the size of National Monuments Bears Ears and The Grand Staircase-Escalante, the Green Party of Utah calls for preserving the protections of large contiguous areas of habitat for regional biodiversity as established by previous democratically elected presidents.… Read more ...
In the high profile murder case of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate, the man who fired the fatal shot that killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle three summers ago, the lead defense attorney may be someone with whom IPR readers are familiar. Public defender Matt Gonzalez, a longtime Green Party activist, secured the “not guilty” verdict for Zarate on the two most serious of three charges Zarate faced.… Read more ...
Georgia has long had insurmountable ballot access laws, but the Libertarian Party of Georgia and two potential LP congressional candidates have brought suit to challenge them in the U.S. Federal District Court in Atlanta. The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 21, challenges a state requirement that any political party receiving less than 5 percent of the votes in the previous general election must obtain notarized signatures from 5 percent of eligible voters in the district in order to place a congressional candidate on the ballot.… Read more ...
Here are the election results I have been able to find so far for this past Tuesday’s November 2017 election. Please post additional results in the comments.
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Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council
Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7.
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