Tag Archives: North Dakota

Libertarian Party: Seaman to run again for the US House in North Dakota in 2016

jack seamanFrom LP.org:

Jack Seaman, who ran for the US House of Representatives in 2014 as a Libertarian in North Dakota, is running for the same seat this November.

Seaman finished third in his 2014 race, with 5.8% of the vote.

“I’m very excited to get this campaign under way. We ran a solid campaign in 2014 and I am looking to build on that success in 2016 and becoming North Dakota’s next Congressman.… Read more ...

Reason’s Coverage: The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Garrett Quinn has written over at Reason about the beginning of the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage to come from Reason.

The national party leaves it up to the state parties to determine how they pick delegates for the national convention. Most  select their delegates at a state convention or caucus, effectively relegating the presidential primary to the status of an irrelevant beauty contest in some states.

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Highest number of states with a ballot-qualified party besides Democrats and Republicans since 1918

Ballot Access News:

In the aftermath of the November 2010 election, 35 states plus the District of Columbia have at least one ballot-qualified party other than the Democratic and Republican Parties. This is the highest such number, immediately after a midterm election, for any election since 1918.

The 15 states without a ballot-qualified party (statewide), other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, are: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.… Read more ...

The fate of New York’s cross-endorsing parties

Austin Cassidy reports at Uncovered Politics that the New York Taxpayers Party will probably not qualify for a ballot line:

In New York, which allows fusion, it seems that finding statewide results broken down by party is nearly impossible. The state’s Board of Elections certainly doesn’t do it. Their idea of election night reporting is a letter explaining why they won’t bother, because it’s very hard to collect such information and report it.

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Three Libertarians booted off North Dakota Ballot

Associated Press reports,

A federal judge says three Libertarian candidates for the North Dakota Legislature don`t have a right to be on the November ballot.

Ballot Access News adds,

North Dakota has very small legislative districts. One of the plaintiffs, Richard Ames, ran in a district (the 25th) which had only 1,033 votes cast in the June 2010 primary for all three ballot-qualified parties, for State Senate.

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North Dakota Libertarians suing for spot on fall ballot

Associated Press:

Three Libertarian candidates for the North Dakota Legislature plan to sue to get on the November ballot.

Libertarian Party Chairman Richard Ames of Wahpeton says the lawsuit should be filed this week in federal court in Fargo.

Ames was a Libertarian candidate for the North Dakota Senate in last month’s primary election.… Read more ...

Some North Dakota Libertarians qualify for November ballot

Ballot Access News:

North Dakota held a primary on June 8. The three qualified parties were Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian. Two Libertarians ran for statewide office. They each got enough votes in the open primary to qualify for the November ballot.

North Dakota is the only state in which a ballot-qualified party cannot nominate candidates in its own primary unless its candidates (whose names are printed on the primary ballot) poll a minimum number of votes.

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Libertarian Party blog: Libertarian Party makes the ballot in North Dakota

Posted at http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/libertarian-party-makes-the-ballot-in-north-dakota

Several North Dakota outlets have published this April 12 AP story:

The Libertarian Party will have its own column on North Dakota’s June primary ballot.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday approved petitions from Libertarian backers asking for a separate column on the ballot. Jaeger says the petitions had more than the 7,000 signatures that state law requires.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin events scheduled

From the candidates websites:

Nader/Gonzalez event schedule

Oct. 1st, 7:30pm
Nader/Gonzalez Rally
Baltimore, MD
2640 Space, Saint Johns UMC
2640 Saint Paul Street
Suggested Contribution: $10/ $5 students
(202) 471-5833 or events@votenader.org

Oct. 4th, 12pm
Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Rally
Waterbury, CT
195 Grand St. Waterbury, CT 06702
More info: (203)982-8578 or events@votenader.org

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Alabama shuts out all non-presidential independents and smaller parties; lawsuit in the works

Posted at Ballot Access News

Alabama is almost certain to be the only state with no independent or minor party candidates on the ballot this year, for any federal or state office other than president. On July 18, an independent candidate for Governor of North Dakota began circulating his petition. North Dakota had been the only other state in which it was possible that there would be no minor party or independent candidates, but it now seems very likely that North Dakota will have DuWayne Hendrickson on the ballot as an independent for Governor, along with his running mate, Dana Brandenberg, for Lieutenant Governor.… Read more ...

North Dakota independent’s campaign ‘falling into place’

North Dakota’s Grand Forks Herald reports independent gubernatorial candidate DuWayne Hendrickson says “his campaign is ‘falling into place.'” Hendrickson and running mate Dana Brandenburg have gathered 150 petition signatures; they need to submit 1,000 by September 5. Brandenburg “was Reform Party candidate for U.S. House in the 2000 primary and got 71 votes in the general election as a write-in.”… Read more ...

Wayne Root on the radio in North Dakota

Wayne Root on the radio in North Dakota

Bismarck — Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root, joined Jim Kusler and Jeff Baranick on Fox Friday Night Live to discuss his pursuit to the White House with running mate Bob Barr.

Mr. Root knows he has his work cut out for him running on a third party ticket, but was optimistic on his odds.

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