Tag Archives: 2010 Elections

Leftist observer enjoys conservative/libertarian split at CPAC, supports strengthening Libertarian Party

Lubbock Left, a blog hosted but not edited by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

Social conservatives and libertarians don’t get along. Here’s a FOX News opinion piece about the recent CPAC Conference illustrating that point. (To my friends on the right: yes, I occasionally read FOX News, holding my nose the whole time.) Social conservatives can’t stand libertarians wanting a voice within the Republican Party, though they courted libertarians eagerly enough in the 2010 election cycle, mostly through the TEA Party concept.

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Libertarian Party blog: Complete November 2010 election results online

Staff at LP blog:

We have posted a table with results for 800 Libertarian candidates in the November 2, 2010 election. Link to November 2010 election results page. At the bottom of the page there is also a spreadsheet file for anyone who would like more details or would like to analyze the results.… Read more ...

Nov 2010 Elections: More states elected third party and independent nominees to office than any year since 1922

from Ballot Access News
More States Elected Non-Major Party Nominees to Federal and State Office in 2010 Than in Any Previous Year Since 1922

November 19th, 2010

In the November 2010 election, eleven states elected people to federal or state office who were not nominees of either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. 

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11/2/2010: Ralph Nader makes Election Day appearance on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!, a Pacifica Radio program that broadcasts on stations including WBAI 99.5FM in New York City, has announced via Twitter and FaceBook that Ralph Nader will be a guest on their show for Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Moments after the morning taping, DN! will usually have a rush transcript and/or video posted at its website.… Read more ...

Wayne Root updates his election predictions, expects bigger gains for Republicans than he did before

Email from Wayne Root to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Obama Unhinged: Leftist Anger, Bitterness and Mental Breakdown Leads to Historic Landslide Defeat.

Las Vegas Oddsmaker Now Sees 60 to 70 Seat GOP Victory and Major Independent Gains too.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Best-Selling Author and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee

Think Reagan vs. Carter in 1980.… Read more ...

Your election predictions?

A general question for all our readers: what results do you predict in this Tuesday’s elections? Your replies can cover any state, all alternative party and independent candidates, ballot propositions, and, since Wayne Root opened the door, feel free to prognosticate the Democrats’ and Republicans’ chances as well.

Have at ’em in the comments, but remember: anything you say can be used in a future IPR post.… Read more ...

Washington Times: It’s a good year for independents

(excerpt from) The Washington Times
3rd-party candidates could tip tight races
It’s ‘good year for independents

by Valerie Richardson / October 24, 2010

Even political junkies might not be able to identify LeAlan Jones, Shawn Moody, Scott Ashjian and Ceci Iglesias, but all four could have a major effect on the political balance of power after Election Day.

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AP story says gay voters are angry at Democrats, suggests more voters may vote Green Party

(excerpt from) An AP story posted at Long Island Press
Gay voters angry at Democrats could sway election
by Associated Press on October 24th, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) — Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt won’t cast a ballot at all because he no longer trusts anyone to fight for causes important to him.

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