Tag Archives: write-in candidates

Richard Winger: South Dakota Initiative For Non-Partisan Elections for All Office Except President

SDakotaMap2From Ballot Access News:

A South Dakota state constitutional amendment is being circulated to make all offices in South Dakota non-partisan, except for President. All candidates would run in June, and then the top two vote-getters would run in November. No party labels would be on the ballot, except for President.… Read more ...

Rebecca Rotzler elected New Paltz Trustee again

Rebecca Rotzler is a longtime, Green Party activist, who has served as a Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States. Rotzler previously served as a New Paltz Village Trustee from 2003 to 2007.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Rebecca Rotzler was elected to serve again on the New Paltz Village Board.… Read more ...

Alaska State Court Says Joe Miller Must Pay Court Costs in Write-in Spelling Lawsuit Case

From an article published on BallotAccess.org on June 25th, 2011:

In November 2010, Alaska election officials determined that Lisa Murkowski had been re-elected to the U.S. Senate on write-in votes. Her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, then filed a lawsuit, arguing that the election tally erroneously included votes for Murkowski that were either invalid, or at least had been cast by voters who should not have been allowed to vote.… Read more ...

US News & World Reports blogger says that Murkowski’s win shows voters are ready for a “third way”

(excerpt from) U.S. News & World Reports blog
Murkowski’s Win Gives Hope for Third Party Solution
by Susan Milligan / November 19, 2010

…Winning an election as a major party nominee is surely satisfying; capturing the seat because tens of thousands of people made the effort to write in one’s name [as Senator Lisa Murkowski did] is exhilarating.

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Lisa Murkowski wins Senate race with write-in votes

(excerpt from) BBC News
Lisa Murkowski defeats Tea Party to win Senate race

Ms Murkowski was defeated in August for the [Republican] party nomination by Joe Miller, who had been endorsed by ex-Governor Sarah Palin.

Ms Murkowski told supporters to write her name on the ballot [for US Senator from Alaska], and is the first candidate to win a so-called write-in bid for Senate since 1954.

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Free and Equal: Back-to-Back U.S. Senatorial Candidate and Gubernatorial Candidate Debates to Take Place at Northern Illinois University

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

DeKalb, Ill. -The first U.S. senatorial candidate debate organized by Free and Equal Elections Foundation, to be hosted by Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, has been rescheduled for October and expanded into a back-to-back debate event including Free and Equal’s fourth gubernatorial candidate debate. Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity will sponsor the debates.… Read more ...