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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Ben Walsh hugs a supporter in the grand ballroom. Ben Walsh’s election night headquarters at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown’ s Grand Ballroom, November 7, 2017.(Michael Greenlar | email@example.com)
The minor party candidate Ben Walsh has been elected the new mayor of the Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh was the candidate of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...
Syracuse mayoral candidates Laura Lavine , Juanita Perez Williams, Ben Walsh, and Howie Hawkins Syracuse.com.(Dennis Nett | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ben Walsh is currently leading in the latest poll for Mayor or Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh is a Syracuse businessman running for mayor with the support of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...
Ginger Jentzen is running for Minneapolis City council as a candidate of the Socialist Alternative Party. Jentzen, a first time political candidate, has a background in community organizing and had played a leading role in the campaign for establishing a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis. She is running in the 3rd Ward against two Democratic Farmers-Labor candidates, Tim Bildsoe and Steve Fletcher, and Green Party candidate Samantha Pree-Stinson.… Read more ...
LPNC Press Release
RALEIGH (Oct. 17) – North Carolina’s Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties issued this statement in response to the override of the governor veto of a ballot access reform bill:
“SB 656 Electoral Freedom Act is the most significant ballot access bill passed by the legislature in decades. It dramatically lowers the barriers for new political parties and independent candidates to get on the ballot, thus giving all North Carolinians more freedom of choice on election day.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
As already noted, on October 5 the North Carolina legislature passed the ballot access bill, SB 656. There is a danger that Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will veto it. There is a provision in the bill, unrelated to ballot access, that cancels the 2018 primaries for state judicial elections, and Democrats are opposed to this.… Read more ...
The Jack News:
September 6, 2017, Salt Lake City – Pledging to take the fight to the Supreme Court if necessary, officials with the Our America Initiative plan to appeal an August 29 decision by the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The appeals court decision upheld an earlier dismissal of Johnson v.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders are challenging organizers and voters convening in Washington, D.C., to discuss founding a new progressive party centered around Bernie Sanders to recognize that such a party already exists and to “Go Green.”
The “People’s Convergence” is meeting from September 8 through 10 at American University and will present a “Draft Bernie” petition to Sen.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States released the following statement in celebration of Labor Day 2017. The statement was written by Steering Committee member Chris Blankenhorn.
Green Party of the United States
For Immediate Release:
Monday, September 4, 2017
Scott McLarty, Media Director, 202-904-7614, email@example.com
Labor Day was established in the late 1800s as a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the American worker, a day to recognize the people who actually drive our economy.… Read more ...
TRENTON, N.J. (Aug. 29th, 2017) – In the aftermath of this past weekend’s racially charged Facebook post by Assemblyman Parker Space (R – 24th District), Green Party of New Jersey Co-Chair and General Assembly candidate in the 24th Legislative District Aaron Hyndman issued the following statement:
When my current representative in the state legislature, Assemblyman Parker Space, posted a picture on Facebook of him and his wife posing in front of a Hank Williams-themed Confederate Flag decorated with the phrase “If the South would have won, we would have had it made,” he sarcastically captioned the image with the phrase “Hope no one is offended!… Read more ...