Tag Archives: Petition

Tea Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit in Michigan

Ballot Access News:

On August 25, the group that submitted a petition to be on the Michigan ballot as a political party called the Tea Party, filed a lawsuit to obtain a place on the ballot. The case is The Tea Party v Board of State Canvassers, state court of appeals, Lansing, 299805.… Read more ...

Independent Wayne Briscoe gets over 5,000 signatures for KS-3

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

An Update for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District – House of Representatives

A historic moment has come about in the 3rd Congressional District of KS. Having met Friday with our Petition Drive Coordinator, Bob Schmidt, we have now surpassed our goal of 5,000 signatures on our Kansas Independent Nomination Petition.… Read more ...

Press Release: Free and Equal Issues Statement in Response to Recent Texas Media Reports

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Free and Equal Free and Equal Elections is proud to stand next to the Green Party of Texas today to release this joint statement concerning Texas media reports involving Boyd Ritchie’s anti-democratic attack on the Green Party’s recent petition drive in Texas.

The statement from Free and Equal Founder and Chair Christina Tobin follows:

“Boyd Ritchie’s anti-democratic and anti-choice actions are shameful for a party leader.… Read more ...

Arizona Green Party Wins Injunctive Relief on Both Issues, Residency of Circulators and More Time to Finish Petition

Ballot Access News:

On January 15, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton granted injunctive relief to the Arizona Green Party on two issues. The order permits the party to use out-of-state circulators for its petition to get itself on the ballot. Also, the order extends the deadline from February 25 to March 11.… Read more ...

New Hampshire Constitution Party Attempts Difficult Petition to Qualify for Special State Senate Election

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On November 12, New Hampshire State Senator Theodore Gatsas resigned his seat in the New Hampshire Senate, because he had just been elected Mayor of Manchester. Shortly afterwards, the New Hampshire Executive Council said there will be a special election to fill that empty seat on February 16.… Read more ...

[Thread for discussion on petitioners]

This post is being created in order to permit the ongoing debate over petitioning controversies to continue uncensored without mucking up unrelated topic threads. Please move all such discussion here.

The Providence Journal covers the Moderate Party of Rhode Island’s struggle for ballot access

In a lengthy article by Edward Fitzpatrick, the Moderate Party of Rhode Island is considered, along with their ballot access court case and future candidates, among other things.  The party, led by Ken Block, is fighting to lessen the number of signatures needed to get on the ballot, which currently stands at 5 percent of the last vote for president or governor, or 23,500 signatures. … Read more ...

Arkansas Greens plan petition drive to regain ballot

from Ballot Access News
Arkansas Greens Plan New Petition Drive to Regain Spot on Ballot
April 8th, 2009

The Arkansas Green Party is not ballot-qualified for 2010, because it failed to poll 3% for president in 2008 and because its bill to redefine “political party” failed to pass this year. The party is already planning a new petition drive to get back on the ballot, which must be completed in any 90 days of the party’s choosing.

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Ralph Nader asks U.S. Attorney to investigate 2004 Pennsylvania challenge

Posted at Ballot Access News

On September 24, attorneys for Ralph Nader sent a letter to the U.S. attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania, asking him to open an investigation into likely illegal acts committed by the people who challenged his 2004 Pennsylvania petition, and similar acts committed in 2006 against the Green Party’s petition.

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It’s official: Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot to challenge Speaker Pelosi

Ballot Access News reports that Cindy Sheehan got only a couple of hundred more valid signatures than required, placing her officially on the ballot.

The Sheehan campaign collected about 20,000 raw signatures, after a last minute push.

San Francisco election officials today certified Cindy Sheehan for the November ballot against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Barr fails to submit enough raw signatures in West Virginia, as IPR predicted

Ballot Access New reports that

According to the West Virginia Secretary of State, petitions for Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr fell short. He turned in 13,036 of the 15,118 required by state law.

IPR first reported about this on August 1, when I wrote

According to a field report by one of the Libertarian petitioners on the ground in West Virginia, as of tonight’s final turn-in of signatures by petitioners to the campaign, the LP gathered only around 12,000 raw signatures, falling short of the 15,118 required by state law.

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West Virginia Libertarian petition reportedly fails

According to a field report by one of the Libertarian petitioners on the ground in West Virginia, as of tonight’s final turn-in of signatures by petitioners to the campaign, the LP gathered only around 12,000 raw signatures, falling short of the 15,118 required by state law. While additional signatures would be required to survive a challenge, the bare minimum required by law would have been enough if there was no challenge.… Read more ...