Tag Archives: ballot access

Constitution Party chairman reports on ballot access progress

News release from the Constitution Party, August 22nd, 2016:

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Dear Fellow Patriot:

We have some great news to share with you! We received word this past two weeks that Washington State, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana are now ballot qualified.  Ohio, Iowa and Tennessee have turned in their petitions with well over the number required so they are all looking good. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party “clears hurdles for ballot access” in Ohio and New York

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Update 8/18: From a forwarded email sent by an LP activist: ““The final hurdle is verification of 12,000 signatures petitioners have collected. Should 5,000 of those be deemed valid, Gary Johnson will be on the Ohio ballot in November as an independent candidate – independent because Ohio raised its ballot access standards in 2013, causing the Libertarian Party to lose state recognition.” The previous title of the article has been corrected – KL

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

For Immediate Release
August 17, 2016

Libertarian Party clears hurdles for ballot access in Ohio, New York

Alexandria – The Libertarian Party’s candidate for president, Gary Johnson, has cleared more hurdles to be on the ballot in Ohio and New York and is on track for ballot access in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.… Read more ...

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

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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Caryn Ann Harlos: Arizona Ballot Access and Denial of Preliminary Injunction

By Caryn Ann Harlos, originally published earlier today at American Third Party Report

UnknownA few weeks ago, the US District Court for the District of Arizona issued it’s Order denying the request of the Arizona Libertarian Party (AZLP) for an injunction regarding legislation that tremendously increased the threshold burden for its write-in candidates in its closed primary.… Read more ...

Constitution Party publishes current ballot access map for Darrell Castle

The following is an August 5th, 2016 news release from the Constitution Party (the Constitution Party’s presidential nominee is Darrell Castle, who is, according to the Constitution Party, currently on the ballot in 20 states for a total access to 182 electoral votes):

Dear Fellow Patriots:

We have some great news to share with you!  … Read more ...

An Interview with Darcy Richardson, Reform Party Presidential Candidate.

by Peter B. Gemma

I’ve interviewed several presidential candidates over the years, but Darcy Richardson is a tough subject. He is the envy of political writers, has a diverse background in electioneering, and Darcy’s involvement in and knowledge of key policy issues should intimidate any candidate who finds himself in the election arena with him.Read more ...

Constitution Party secures ballot access in West Virginia

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The following information was shared by the Constitution Party of West Virginia on its Facebook page on August 1st, 2016:

With 5 minutes to spare before today’s filing deadline, activists with the Constitution Party of West Virginia filed candidate announcements, filing fees, and what appear to be sufficient ballot access signatures to place Phil Hudok on the November general election ballot for governor and Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley on for United States president.

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Green Party Gains Ballot Access in Six More States

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Press release from Jill2016.com, August 1st, 2016:

Voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for Green Party presumptive Presidential nominee Jill Stein, as well as several local- and state-level Green Party candidates, in six more states as of today. Green Party ballot-access signature drives in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New Jersey, Vermont, and Missouri easily surpassed, and in most cases more than doubled, the required number of signatures to secure a ballot line.… Read more ...

Green Party: Community Engagement Surge Brings Ballot Access

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From GP.org:

ATLANTA, July 30, 2016 — Today, in the throes of summer heat and Saturday farmer’s markets all across the state of Virginia, ordinary people on a not-so-ordinary mission were finding ways to communicate with one another. Their mission: signing petitions to have third party/Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein’s name on the ballot in November.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party says there is a “petition crisis” in New York and New Hampshire

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The following is an email, titled “petition crisis”, which sent out on July 16th, 2016 by Wes Benedict, the executive director of the Libertarian Party (H/T IPR’s Paulie).

(This email was first published on American Third Party Report with the title “Petition Crisis”: Gary Johnson in danger of not getting on the ballot in New York and New Hampshire):

New Hampshire is in the worst shape, with only 32 signatures in hand and an8/10/2016 deadline.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Maine claims victory in ballot access fight

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The Libertarian Party of Maine posted the following on Facebook on July 12th, 2016:

BALLOT ACCESS UPDATE 11

WE GOT IT!

And commented:

Gary Johnson will be on the Maine ballot. We still need your support for our write-in campaigns, including two for Congress. With this momentum, we just may be able to make history this year!

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Constitution Party of Georgia Collects Over 4,000 Signatures for Ballot Access

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ATPR received the following press release today:

CPGA Collects Over 4,000 Signatures for Ballot Access

ATLANTA, GA – 07/12/2016 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) –

The Constitution Party of Georgia (CPGA) collected 4,176 signatures in about eight weeks to have its candidates placed on the ballot for the Presidential election in November, but it may not be enough.… Read more ...