Tag Archives: primaries

N.C. Libertarians to Request Presidential Primary

The North Carolina Libertarian Party will ask the State Board of Elections to conduct a Libertarian Presidential Preference Primary which may be the first in the state’s history.

The party’s executive committee directed Acting Chair J.J. Summerell to make the request which must be sent to the SBOE by February 7.… Read more ...

Leftist observer enjoys conservative/libertarian split at CPAC, supports strengthening Libertarian Party

Lubbock Left, a blog hosted but not edited by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

Social conservatives and libertarians don’t get along. Here’s a FOX News opinion piece about the recent CPAC Conference illustrating that point. (To my friends on the right: yes, I occasionally read FOX News, holding my nose the whole time.) Social conservatives can’t stand libertarians wanting a voice within the Republican Party, though they courted libertarians eagerly enough in the 2010 election cycle, mostly through the TEA Party concept.

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Tom Knapp: ‘Iced Tea: The Unsweetened Truth About Tuesday’s Elections’

Posted at Center for a Stateless Society by Tom Knapp. Knapp was formerly involved as a candidate for office and party officer in the Libertarian Party as well as the Boston Tea Party (the latter of which he founded). He has since disavowed electoral politics and is currently promoting the Ⓧ2012 project to organize deliberate non-voters.Read more ...

NH: Libertarian Babiarz polling 2%

Concord Monitor:

In the final WMUR/UNH election poll, 49 percent of likely voters say they will vote for Lynch, 41 percent prefer Stephen, 2 percent favor Libertarian John Babiarz, 1 percent prefer some other candidate, and 7 percent are undecided.

The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which interviewed 885 randomly selected New Hampshire likely voters between Oct.

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Richard Winger of Ballot Access News critiques Top-Two proposal in California

Many people who support “top-two” are unaware that the system, in practice, results in a complete absence of minor party and independent candidates from the November ballot. – Richard Winger, Ballot Access News

from Ballot Access News
“Top-Two” Gains Support Among California Democratic Party Leaders
September 5th, 2009

California voters will vote on the “top-two” system in June 2010.

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New Mexico eases primary ballot access burden

from Ballot Access News
New Mexico Eases Primary Ballot Access Burden for Some Candidates
March 21st, 2009

On March 17, the New Mexico legislature passed SB 3, which says that candidates for certain offices who are seeking a place on a primary ballot no longer need a petition. The only offices affected are District Judge, District Attorney, State Board of Education, Public Regulation Commission, and Magistrate, all partisan offices.

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Illinois bill would restrict ability of parties to fill vacancies

Information and commentary fromBallot Access News
Illinois Bill to Restrict Ability of Parties to Fill Vacancies
March 13th, 2009

Illinois currently lets qualified political parties nominate someone after the primary is over, if the primary didn’t produce a party nominee. On March 10, the House Elections & Campaign Reform Committee passed HB 723, to restrict the ability of qualified political parties to continue to enjoy that freedom.

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