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Indiana Jury Convicts Secretary of State of Registering and Voting in Precinct in Which He Didn’t Live; LP Calls for Resignation

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At 2:28 a.m. on February 4, an Indiana criminal jury convicted Secretary of State Charlie White of registering and voting at an address which wasn’t his real residence. See this story. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link. The judge will decide whether White is now convicted of felonies or misdemeanors.

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States beginning to list Americans Elect registered voters

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According to this story, the Kansas Secretary of State’s office has released a new voter registration tally, as of October 1, 2011, and that tally shows that one person in Kansas is registered in Americans Elect. This appears to be the first official registration data in any state that shows any registered voters in Americans Elect.… Read more ...

Alan Keyes Faction of American Independent Party Tentatively Wins Intra-Party Dispute on Procedural Issues

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On March 10, a California Superior Court Judge in Solano County tentatively dismissed the lawsuit King v Robinson on procedural issues. Here is the two-paragraph ruling. This case, or similar cases, have been pending since 2008. They concern the identity of the legitimate state officers of the American Independent Party of California.… Read more ...

California Supreme Court Won’t Hear Keyes v Bowen, on Presidential Qualifications

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On February 2, the California Supreme Court refused to hear Keyes v Bowen, 188724, the case that argued the Secretary of State must investigate whether a presidential candidate meets the qualifications to be president, before listing him or her on the ballot. The case had been brought by (America’s Independent Party Presidential Candidate) Alan Keyes in 2008.… Read more ...

Green, Libertarian, Constitution Party legislative candidates beat records going back decades

Compiled from Ballot Access News:

Indiana Libertarian 2010 Legislative Candidate Set Record Going Back at Least 85 Years

On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...

Constitution Party 2010 Election Highlights

by Gary Odom
National Field Director
at constitutionparty.com

 
2010 Election
 
Brings Victories and Near Misses; Highlights
Progress And Reveals Challenges As The
Constitution Party Looks To The Future
 
 
Congratulations To Nevada…Again! 
 
In 2006, the Independent American Party, the Constitution Party’s state affiliate in Nevada elected two of its candidates to office.  This year it doubled up and elected four:three who were elected for the first time and one who who re-elected.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Georgia Breaks Own Records With 2010 Election Results

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA – The 2010 election did not result in any newly-elected Libertarians, however the Libertarian Party of Georgia is happy with the results. With nearly 1 million votes earned cumulatively by the first full slate of statewide candidates in the party’s history, the most important aspect of Tuesday’s results are the growth in support the Libertarian Party has seen in Georgia.… Read more ...

Libertarian election results for Georgia

Libertarian election results for Georgia, along with larger party vote totals, found at Crazy for Liberty:

2010 Elections results from ajc.com and WSB-TV

Agriculture Commissioner
Candidate Votes
Gary Black – R 1,396,050 56%
J.B. Powell – D 996,077 40%
Kevin Cherry – L 89,477 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Attorney General
Candidate Votes
Sam Olens – R 1,321,236 54%
Ken Hodges – D 1,079,645 43%
Don Smart – L 86,739 3%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Georgia Supreme Court
Candidate Votes
David Nahmias Incumbent 980,107 48%
Tammy Adkins 719,070 35%
Matt Wilson 338,920 17%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:48 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Governor
Candidate Votes
Nathan Deal – R 1,336,583 53%
Roy Barnes – D 1,073,936 43%
John Monds – L 101,015 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Insurance Commissioner
Candidate Votes
Ralph Hudgens – R 1,337,593 54%
Mary Squires – D 1,047,599 42%
Shane Bruce – L 94,513 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Labor Commissioner
Candidate Votes
Mark Butler – R 1,368,702 55%
Darryl Hicks – D 1,011,340 41%
Will Costa – L 91,432 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Lieutenant Governor
Candidate Votes
Casey Cagle – R Incumbent 1,373,055 55%
Carol Porter – D 1,042,942 42%
Dan Barber – L 87,725 3%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

P S C – District 2
Candidate Votes
Tim Echols – R 1,376,145 56%
Keith Moffett – D 998,483 40%
Jim Sendelbach – L 93,012 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

School Superintendent
Candidate Votes
John Barge – R 1,336,577 54%
Joe Martin – D 1,029,526 41%
Kira Willis – L 121,909 5%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Secretary of State
Candidate Votes
Brian Kemp – R Incumbent 1,408,978 57%
Georganna Sinkfield – D 975,661 39%
David Chastain – L 103,979 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

Press release from LPIN HQ emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

The Libertarian Party of Indiana will maintain ballot access for four more years because of their achievement of six percent in the Secretary of State race. Libertarian Mike Wherry earned 100,847 votes which is the highest number of votes cast for a single candidate in the LPIN’s history.… Read more ...

Indianapolis Star: Secretary of State race may give Libertarians 10% for major party status

Carrie Ritchie at the Indianapolis Star:

As the polls close today, Libertarians are hoping that their secretary of state candidate might have garnered a big enough portion of the vote to turn them into a major political party.

Mike Wherry would have to get at least 10 percent of the vote, which might be a long shot, but the party hoped to pick up a few votes after allegations of voter fraud against Republican candidate Charlie White came to light, said Chris Spangle, executive director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana.… Read more ...

Christina Tobin thanks Ralph Nader for endorsement

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Ralph Nader, 2008 Independent candidate for the U.S. presidency, recently gave his rare, yet not surprising, endorsement to Christina Tobin, Libertarian candidate for Secretary of State of California.

“Christina Tobin as Secretary of State of California will give more voices and choices to millions of California voters who think the “two-party dictatorship” is monopolizing the ballot line against third party and independent candidates,” Nader said.… Read more ...

California Alternative Parties: poll, debate, school mock elections

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Field Poll Shows California Gubernatorial “Other” Candidates at 5%

On October 28, the Field Poll released a gubernatorial poll for California. The poll did not mention all 6 candidates on the ballot. It merely asked respondents if they favor the Democratic nominee, the Republican nominee, or a minor party nominee.

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