Tag Archives: ballot access

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 ...

Constitution Party: Ballot Access Drive is Heating Up

A link to the following was posted on the Constitution Party’s Facebook page today (via American Third Party Report):

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The Drive for Ballot Access is Heating Up Across the Nation. As options become dim for a conservative presidency from either of the two ruling parties, the importance of an alternative party is increasingly apparent.… Read more ...

Bill Redpath endorses Gary Johnson


Press Release from Gary Johnson 2016:

FORMER NATIONAL LIBERTARIAN PARTY CHAIRMAN AND NOTED BALLOT ACCESS ADVOCATE BILL REDPATH ENDORSES GOV. GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT


March 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
— Bill Redpath, a long-time Libertarian Party leader and nationally-respected advocate for fair third-party ballot access, has endorsed Gov. Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party nomination for President.… Read more ...

Reformers for ballot access rally to demand change from Wisconsin state legislators who ran unopposed 

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A press release concerning a project I’m working on with a group of libertarian activists in Wisconsin, via Wisconsin for Our America Initiative. -ac 

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 29, 2016

Reformers for ballot access rally at capitol to demand change from state legislators who ran unopposed 

Outraged by a process that keeps too many legitimate candidates off the ballot in Wisconsin elections, a coalition of reformers will be meeting at the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 17, 2016 for their second annual Lobby Day, to demand state legislators who ran unopposed in 2014 act now to ease Wisconsin’s restrictive election laws.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers in Connecticut

judgeThe Libertarian Party won a legal victory Wednesday that allows them to hire out-of-state contractors to collect signatures for candidates petitioning their way onto the ballot.

Currently, only Connecticut residents are permitted to collect signatures. Professional circulators from out-of-state firms, which are often hired by candidates, must be accompanied by a Connecticut resident.

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Jesse Ventura: “I’m still weighing my options,” will decide in April on possible 2016 campaign

Jesse for PresidentFrom the Ora.tv page of Jesse Ventura’s Off The Grid:

The Governor ponders if and when he’ll consider a 2016 campaign for presidency.  What will it take to get Jesse Ventura in the running?

I’m still weighing the options.  Why would I want to run now when you still have 12 Republican and three Democratic candidates in the field?

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Arkansas Libertarians fill congressional nomination vacancy, 3 out of 4 House seats have no Democrat running

LPAR_logo_200x200Press Release from the Libertarian Party of Arkansas:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas held a Special Nominating Convention Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Foghorn’s Restaurant in Fayetteville to fill the Vacancy in Nomination for the Third Congressional District.

Previous nominee Nathan LaFrance vacated the nomination due to taking a job out of state.Read more ...

Libertarian Party National Committee: Executive Committee Meeting on Oklahoma Ballot Access 1/6/16

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The Libertarian Party National Executive Committee met on January 6, 2016 to discuss of the re-authorization of spending on Oklahoma ballot access for the 2016 budget and any potential motions to authorize additional Oklahoma spending.

A Motion was approved to re-authorize the unspent encumbrances left for ballot access at the end of 2015.… Read more ...

NH: “preponderance of the evidence” that Sanders is a Democrat

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has long chosen to self-describe on the ballot and in Congress as an Independent. In spite of that, he has always caucused with the Democrats in the House and Senate, and has always endorsed the Democratic nominees for President. In exchange for this, the Democratic Party of Vermont has agreed since 1990 to not back any Democratic challengers to Sanders, even in years when a nominal Democratic candidate was on the ballot.… Read more ...

Supreme Court declines to hear “Top Two” appeal from California minor parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge from minor political parties in California that claim they are essentially excluded from general election ballots because of the state’s top-two primary system.

The justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the Green and Libertarian parties, among others.

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