Tag Archives: North Carolina First Party

NC First Party Will Attempt to Qualify in 2012

The North Carolina First Party, which failed to qualify for the ballot in 2010, is going to attempt to qualify for the ballot in 2012.

The union-backed group first attempted to collect enough signatures to form a third political party but fell short. It then collected signatures to put a candidate on the ballot as an independent.

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Independent Gets On NC Ballot Thanks to SEIU, Then Declines to Run

Richard Winger reports that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) collected over 35,000 signatures to put Wendell Fant on the North Carolina ballot as an Independent

The independent candidate petition to place Wendell Fant on the November 2010 ballot in North Carolina’s U.S. House district 8 does have enough valid signatures. 

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Winston-Salem Journal Editorializes Against Restrictive Ballot Access Laws

The Winston-Salem Journal today issued an editorial which deplores the Democratic and Republican Parties in North Carolina for maintaining some of the most restrictive ballot-access requirements in the nation.

The two entrenched political parties have enough problems with internal populist insurrections this year. So, they didn’t want another third party that would provide voters with the opportunity to both vent anger and disturb the traditional one-on-one November voting.

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North Carolina First Party Working Towards the Election

It was announced earlier this week that the effort to form a North Carolina First Party by labor unions had failed to gain enough signatures. It was previously unknown whether the organizers would still try to petition their candidates onto the ballots as Independents or whether the organizers knew that they could use their 85,000+ petition signatures towards establishing the party in 2012.… Read more ...

Major labor union working against Democrats, forming third party in North Carolina

Apparently inspired by certain Democrats voting against the health insurance reform, the Service Employees International Union – a union representing over 2 million workers – is surprisingly planning to work against Democrats this election season.

Perhaps the strongest challenge to Democrats, if not the Democratic establishment itself, will be in North Carolina. … Read more ...