Tag Archives: Ballot Access News

Ron Paul Wins an Electoral Vote

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The Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee Ron Paul received an electoral vote today from a faithless Texas elector as the Electoral College met to officially elect Donald Trump the next president.

Paul, a former Republican Congressman who twice ran for president as a Republican, left the party in 2015 and changed his registration back to the Libertarian Party.  … Read more ...

Rob Sherman Dies in Plane Crash

As reported by Ballot Access News and the Associated Press, Rob Sherman, former chairman of the Green Party of Cook County (Illinois) and frequent Green Party candidate for public office, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

The McHenry County Coroner confirmed Sherman died after crashing his small plane into a cornfield on either Friday or Saturday.  … Read more ...

Gary Johnson campaign runs full-page ad in today’s New York Times calling for debate inclusion

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Partial screenshot of the newspaper ad (click on image to read in better detail)

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports today:

The September 14 New York Times print edition contains a full-page ad from the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld presidential campaign, subtitled, “An Open Letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates.” It points out that polls show 62% of the public want the Libertarian ticket in the debates.

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Libertarian Party secures ballot access in New Hampshire

ImageLibertarian Party presidential and vice presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld will appear on the ballot in New Hampshire this November, as their petitions were declared valid by the Secretary of StBallot Aate’s office on September 1.

In addition to Johnson and Weld, two other statewide candidates will be on the general election ballot: Max Abramson for Governor, and Brian Chabot for US Senate.

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Christina Tobin interviews Richard Winger

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Christina Tobin and Richard Winger

Christina Tobin, the president of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, interviewed ballot access expert and publisher of Ballot Access News Richard Winger yesterday (video length: 25 minutes):

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Darrell Castle may not appear on the Idaho ballot; Constitution Party of Idaho writes: ‘In Progress…until when?’

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Darrell Castle spoke at the Constitution Party’s national meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in October 2011.

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported the following on August 10th, 2016:

On August 3, the Idaho Secretary of State wrote a letter to Darrell Castle, saying the office believes he is circulating an independent presidential petition, and warning him that if he submits the required 1,000 signatures by the August 24 deadline, the office will reject it because sec.

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CA AIP to Nominate Donald Trump for President

According to J.R. Myers, founder and chairman of the Alaska Constitution Party, a source from within the California American Independent Party (CA AIP) reports that the Party has decided to nominate Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president.

As Ballot Access News reported last month, Trump likely won the CA AIP’s June primary through write-in votes, though such votes were not officially counted.… Read more ...

Outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison addresses the Reform Party’s postponement of its presidential nomination

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David Collison

On July 30th, 2016, Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported that the delegates at the Reform Party’s national convention in Bohemia, New York voted to postpone the selection of the party’s presidential nominee to August 8th. When asked for comment, outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison responded with the following statement:

David Collison here, outgoing Chairman of the Reform Party National Committee. … Read more ...

Reform Party holds national convention but postpones selection of presidential nominee to August 8th

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Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported the following today:

The Reform Party national convention of July 30 has voted to postpone the choice of a presidential nominee until August 8. The party is likely to nominate the presidential candidate who has qualified for the most state ballots by then.

Even though the new national chair of the Reform Party (effective January 1, 2017) is from New York, it appears the ballot-qualified Reform Party of New York will not place the nominee chosen by the national convention on the New York ballot.

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Constitution Party: Miller Out, Castle In, as National Convention Commences

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According to Richard Winger at Ballot Access News, despite the announcement made five days ago, former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska will not seek the Constitution Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

In an e-mail to party members, forwarded to IPR by Idaho Constitution Party Chairman Floyd Whitley, Miller writes:

I am not seeking the Constitution Party nomination at this time.

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Libertarian Party files suit against McCain-Feingold restriction on accepting deceased donor’s bequest

judgeRichard Winger reports at Ballot Access News:

In 2007, Raymond Burrington died and left the Libertarian Party $217,000. The Federal Election Commission would not let the party have the money all at once. Instead, because the McCain-Feingold law limits the amount of money an individual can give to a party (whether the donor is alive or dead), the money had to be parceled out in chunks of about $30,000.

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AP reports: Candidates Have Until Spring to Launch Third-Party Runs

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“Our ballot access laws are a mess; they are absurd” and March 2016 is the deadline for current R and D primary candidates considering a Third Party run, according Richard Winger, the editor of Ballot Access News, one of the experts quoted in an article by Stephen Ohlemacher of the Associated Press published earlier today.… Read more ...