Tag Archives: election law

Summerell: NC Libertarians oppose more restrictions on right to vote

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina
July 24, 2013

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Just when it didn’t seem possible that North Carolina’s election laws could get more restrictive, the Republican majority has come up with a massive bill that would make it even harder for people to vote.… Read more ...

NC bill would set up nonpartisan redistricting process

A group of Republicans and Democrats have introduced a bill in the N.C. House of Representatives that would set up a nonpartisan redistricting process. House Bill 606, titled “Nonpartisan Redistricting Process,” would take redistricting power out of the hands of the legislators and turn that responsibility over to division of the General Assembly.Read more ...

Indiana Jury Convicts Secretary of State of Registering and Voting in Precinct in Which He Didn’t Live; LP Calls for Resignation

Ballot Access News:

At 2:28 a.m. on February 4, an Indiana criminal jury convicted Secretary of State Charlie White of registering and voting at an address which wasn’t his real residence. See this story. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link. The judge will decide whether White is now convicted of felonies or misdemeanors.

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Personal Freedom Party: ‘Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!’

Via Liberty Lion:

On November 11, 2010, the Personal Freedom Party adopted the following Slogan:

Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!

The phrase was used in the song “Reefer Madness” from Reefer Madness: The Musical, which is a musical satire of the 1938 cult movie classic Tell Your Children (now commonly referred to as Reefer Madness).

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Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.

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North Carolina ballot access case (including interest in amicus curiae briefs)

from Ballot Access News
North Carolina Supreme Court Seems Eager to Hear Ballot Access Case

December 8th, 2009

The North Carolina Supreme Court will soon be hearing Libertarian Party of North Carolina v State Board of Elections, a challenge to the state’s ballot access laws for minor parties, and also a challenge to other laws that injure minor parties.

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NY Times recommends filing fee in place of petitions

(excerpt from) The New York Times – an opinion piece
To Reform Albany: Start Here

Published: August 7, 2009

[Re: Election law in New York State] …Right now, the rules — on campaign finance, redistricting, even ballot access — overwhelmingly discourage competition. The good news is that New Yorkers are fed up…

OPEN THE BALLOT TO MORE CANDIDATES The rules for getting on a ballot in New York are absurd.

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