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Don Blankenship Lawsuit Goes to Trial

As Ballot Access News reports, Don Blankenship, the leading candidate for the Constitution Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, obtained a procedural victory in his defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and civil conspiracy lawsuit, which now goes to trial.  Blankenship is suing the National Republican Senatorial Committee, multiple media outlets, and individuals that incorrectly labeled him a “felon” during his unsuccessful 2018 run for the Republican Party’s U.S.… Read more ...

Silence Dogood: Weld and Romney Form the Party for Liberty and Sanity (PLAS)

Over at Ballot Access News, a commenter using the pen name of a young Ben Franklin, Silence Dogood, who once questioned whether Ben Franklin was actually in the grave marked for Ben Franklin in Philadelphia or whether he was replaced with a mannequin and is currently living in Tel-Aviv, put out the following press release:

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Constitution Party National Convention to Take Place in Cyberspace

As Ballot Access News reports, the Constitution Party yesterday changed its National Convention from a meatspace affair to a cyberspace event.  This comes as the coronavirus pandemic forces closures around the world, with local governments shuttering nonessential businesses and advising or ordering residents to remain home.

The party’s executive committee voted to hold the convention by video-conference May 1-2, rather than the planned venue of St.… Read more ...

Chairman Sarwark Appears on Morning Joe

Libertarian Party chairman Nick Sarwark appeared on the March 17 edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC to discuss issues with ballot access and the 2020 Libertarian National Convention amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to Ballot Access News for providing a link to the clip.  Sarwark appears at the 1:39 mark.

https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/how-to-balance-public-health-civil-liberties-in-time-of-coronavirus-80808005629Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties of Maryland Issue Joint Press Release on Coronavirus’ Effect on Petitioning

The Libertarian and Green parties of Maryland issued the following statement regarding the difficulty of petitioning for ballot access during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Thanks to Ballot Access News for providing the link.

The Maryland Libertarian and Green Parties are calling on the General Assembly, Governor, and Board of Elections to place them on the ballot for the November general election, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.… Read more ...

Super Tuesday: American Samoa Democratic Presidential Caucus Results and Third Party Implications

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent from 2007 until last year, won the American Samoa Democratic Presidential Caucus on Super Tuesday.  He received 175 votes or 49.9 percent of the total, entitling him to four of the territory’s six delegates to the Democratic National Convention.  The remaining two delegates went to the second place finisher, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who earned 103 votes or 29.3… Read more ...

Ron Paul Wins an Electoral Vote

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The Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee Ron Paul received an electoral vote today from a faithless Texas elector as the Electoral College met to officially elect Donald Trump the next president.

Paul, a former Republican Congressman who twice ran for president as a Republican, left the party in 2015 and changed his registration back to the Libertarian Party.  … Read more ...

Rob Sherman Dies in Plane Crash

As reported by Ballot Access News and the Associated Press, Rob Sherman, former chairman of the Green Party of Cook County (Illinois) and frequent Green Party candidate for public office, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

The McHenry County Coroner confirmed Sherman died after crashing his small plane into a cornfield on either Friday or Saturday.  … Read more ...

Gary Johnson campaign runs full-page ad in today’s New York Times calling for debate inclusion

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports today:

The September 14 New York Times print edition contains a full-page ad from the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld presidential campaign, subtitled, “An Open Letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates.” It points out that polls show 62% of the public want the Libertarian ticket in the debates.

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Libertarian Party secures ballot access in New Hampshire

ImageLibertarian Party presidential and vice presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld will appear on the ballot in New Hampshire this November, as their petitions were declared valid by the Secretary of StBallot Aate’s office on September 1.

In addition to Johnson and Weld, two other statewide candidates will be on the general election ballot: Max Abramson for Governor, and Brian Chabot for US Senate.

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Christina Tobin interviews Richard Winger

Christina Tobin, the president of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, interviewed ballot access expert and publisher of Ballot Access News Richard Winger yesterday (video length: 25 minutes):

https://www.facebook.com/freeandequal/videos/vb.45413563867/10155428269108868/?type=2&theater

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Darrell Castle may not appear on the Idaho ballot; Constitution Party of Idaho writes: ‘In Progress…until when?’

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported the following on August 10th, 2016:

On August 3, the Idaho Secretary of State wrote a letter to Darrell Castle, saying the office believes he is circulating an independent presidential petition, and warning him that if he submits the required 1,000 signatures by the August 24 deadline, the office will reject it because sec.

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