News & Notes: Burt’s Tattoo, King’s Committees

Newly elected Libertarian state representative Marshall Burt is being accused of having a tattoo that signals support for “far-right” militias

“I got the tattoo because the American Revolution symbolism appealed to me, and to me it represents my solid commitment to the Second and Tenth Amendment,” Burt responded to critics. “I have never been a member of a militia group, and I think we have much bigger issues to address, like reducing wasteful spending and getting patients and veterans access to treatments, rather than to dwell on something as minor as a tattoo.”

Independent Senator Angus King will chair two powerful subcommittees in the 117th Congress.

King will serve as the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. He will also become Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees programs related to America’s nuclear and strategic forces.

Former President Donald Trump is said to want revenge against Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, but the long flight from Florida to Alaska is said to complicate matters.

Lisa Murkowski was not shy about her disdain for President Trump during the final months of his term, even publicly flirting with leaving the GOP and becoming an independent. While Trump is expected to raise and spend money in an attempt to defeat her in 2022, Alaska’s use of ranked choice voting makes that unlikely.

The Constitution and Green Parties of North Carolina have been granted a little more time to keep their registered voters.

The Constitution Party of North Carolina and North Carolina Green Party, which fielded candidates in 2020, are no longer officially recognized by the state. But the five-member board directed election workers not to redesignate the parties’ registrants – totaling more than 9,000 – as unaffiliated voters until June 12.

If the parties turn in enough signatures – about 13,900 – by that date, the parties will be recognized again for fielding candidates in upcoming municipal elections, and the party registration of the Green and Constitution voters won’t be changed.

The Board of Elections said that are 3,920 Green Party voters and 5,285 Constitution Party voters in the state.

The Green Party of New Jersey is currently recruiting candidates for the 2021 election cycle

The Green Party of New Jersey says it’s seeking Garden State residents who want to run for offices across the state. That includes candidates for town councils, boards of education, mayor, county commissioners and state senators/assembly members.

There are 11,427 registered Green Party members in New Jersey, according to the party’s recent count.

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