Tag Archives: Richard Winger

Los Angeles Libertarians Plan a Large Presence at Third Annual Politicon

This upcoming weekend, the Pasadena Convention Center will host the third annual Politicon. This is a nonpartisan 2-Day event for political junkies. There are many political media figures who will be there, along with past, current and upcoming candidates for office. IPR readers might remember Austin Petersen, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 (now running for office as a Republican).… 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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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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Press Release: Third Party Advocate Richard Winger Endorses Governor Gary Johnson for President

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The notice below was sent to me from the Gary Johnson campaign.

NOTED THIRD PARTY ADVOCATE RICHARD WINGER ENDORSES GOV. GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT

April 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT — Richard Winger, Publisher of Ballot Access News and nationally recognized advocate for more equitable treatment of independent and third party candidates, has endorsed Governor Gary Johnson for President.… Read more ...

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 ...

Richard Winger: Supreme Court continues record of hostility to minor parties and independent candidates

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Richard Winger writes of the Supreme Court’s abysmal record on appeals filed by political parties and candidates outside the Republicans and Democrats.

[…] This state of affairs is partly because the U.S. Supreme Court, for the last 23 years, has fostered the status quo and upheld laws that protect the two major parties from competition.

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