Tag Archives: Albany

New York Libertarians sue for ballot access, accuse state of failure to count votes

From New York LP chair Mark Axinn via LP blog:

Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes

Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.

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Kristin Davis: post-election statement

Posted at kristindavis2010.com. Davis was the Anti-Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of New York.

STATEMENT OF KRISTIN DAVIS

CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

Running for Governor of the state I love was a great experience.… Read more ...

Albany Times Union prints opinion piece in favor of making ballot access less strict

Read the full piece here.

The most successful minor parties survive by simply endorsing one of the major party candidates for governor, in the hopes that 50,000 New Yorkers will vote for that candidate, but on a protest line. If the candidate has made, or is believed to have the potential to make, decisions in contradiction to the ideology of the minor party whose line he or she won, the minor party’s beliefs and purpose are compromised.

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Onthewilderside posts opinion piece and contest on the subject of bipartisanship

An opinion piece and contest announcement from onthewilderside.com:

The Wilderside’s “We Want More Than Bipartisanship Contest”
by Kimberly Wilder for onthewilderside.com

Political blogger Elizabeth Benjamin caught a great line from an editorial that NY State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson (D) wrote: “Bipartisanship is the only tool that will help fix New York’s problems.”

Bipartisanship.

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Johnson To Run As Independent/Third Party Candidate For Mayor of Albany, New York

Benzie Johnson, a former write-in candidate for mayor of Albany, has announced his candidacy for mayor, and intends on running as an independent or third-party candidate. He said, “The residents need more choice than just two parties.”

You can read the full article here. Source: Albany Times-Union.

Albany Greens oppose Clinton nomination to State

Politics on the Hudson says the Capital District Green Party of the Albany, New York, area has announced its opposition to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s nomination as secretary of state. The party said President-Elect Obama’s choice “‘contradicted the anti-war rhetoric he initially based his campaign on.'” The Greens “described Obama’s foreign-policy team as ‘hawkish,’ ‘right of center’ and not in line with the views of most Americans.”

Rosa Clemente piece in U. Albany Times Union

By way of Ronald Kane Hardy at
Green Party Watch

Article about Albany Alum (and GP VP) Rosa Clemente by Mark Perry in the Times Union:

Rosa Clemente came to the University at Albany at a heady time for minority student activism.

There were demands for more students of color. Organizing.

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