Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes
Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.
The most successful minor parties survive by simply endorsing one of the major party candidates for governor, in the hopes that 50,000 New Yorkers will vote for that candidate, but on a protest line. If the candidate has made, or is believed to have the potential to make, decisions in contradiction to the ideology of the minor party whose line he or she won, the minor party’s beliefs and purpose are compromised.
An opinion piece and contest announcement from onthewilderside.com:
The Wilderside’s “We Want More Than Bipartisanship Contest” by Kimberly Wilder for onthewilderside.com
Political blogger Elizabeth Benjamin caught a great line from an editorial that NY State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson (D) wrote: “Bipartisanship is the only tool that will help fix New York’s problems.”
Benzie Johnson, a former write-in candidate for mayor of Albany, has announced his candidacy for mayor, and intends on running as an independent or third-party candidate. He said, “The residents need more choice than just two parties.”
Politics on the Hudson says the Capital District Green Party of the Albany, New York, area has announced its opposition to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s nomination as secretary of state. The party said President-Elect Obama’s choice “‘contradicted the anti-war rhetoric he initially based his campaign on.'” The Greens “described Obama’s foreign-policy team as ‘hawkish,’ ‘right of center’ and not in line with the views of most Americans.”… Read more ...