Tag Archives: Secretary of State

Mass: Independent Candidate for Sec. of State Calls for Ranked Choice Voting

From the Milford Daily News via TPID:

Independent candidate for Secretary of State Jim Henderson today said he would be in favor of implementing ranked choice voting in Massachusetts. Also known as instant runoff voting, the method involves asking voters to rank candidates on the ballot instead of choosing just one.… Read more ...

Libertarian Jake Porter Debates Democrat and Republican on Iowa Public Television

Email from Steve Hoodjer to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

On Saturday, October 23, Iowa Public Television hosted a debate among all three candidates for Secretary of State. Libertarian Jake Porter debated with the Democrat incumbent Michael Mauro and Republican challenger Matt Schulz, a lawyer and Council Bluffs city councilman. Porter is the only mid-major party candidate for statewide office who has been allowed an equal stage with his major party opponents in the general election cycle.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader endorses Libertarian Christina Tobin for California Secretary of State

Ballot Access News:

On October 25, Ralph Nader released this statement: “Christina Tobin as Secretary of State of California will give more voices and choices to millions of California voters who think the ‘two-party dictatorship’ is monopolizing the ballot line against third party and independent candidates.” Tobin is on the California ballot as the Libertarian nominee for Secretary of State.… Read more ...

Two Colorado Republicans Sue Secretary of State to Remove Tom Tancredo from Ballot

Ballot Access News:

On September 7, two Republicans sued the Colorado Secretary of State, alleging that the Secretary of State should not have permitted the Constitution Party to nominate Tancredo. See this story. A hearing will be held in state court on September 13.

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Libertarians John Wayne Smith, JJ McCurry booted off Florida ballot

Ballot Access News reports that “the Florida Secretary of State’s office has removed John Wayne Smith from the November ballot. He is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor. The Secretary of State’s office says he didn’t submit all the necessary forms. However, Smith says he submitted all forms in person on June 17, and he has witnesses and photos of himself submitting the paperwork.… Read more ...

US Taxpayers Party of Michigan: No Connection to fake “Tea Party”

Press release:

Monday’s Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that denies ballot qualification to “The Tea Party” might cause voter confusion at the polls at the November General Election this fall.

The US Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTPM) has been a ballot qualified party since its organization in 1982, though then known as the Tisch Independent Party.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party Legislative Candidate Sues Secretary of State Over Ballot Exclusion Caused by Paperwork Error

Ballot Access News:

Recently, John A. Ferentinos filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida Secretary of State, over his exclusion from the ballot. He wishes to run as a Tea Party candidate for State Senate, 26th district. He paid his filing fee and submitted candidacy forms, but he was kept off the ballot because he forgot to fill in the name of his bank on the form “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates.”… Read more ...

Christina Tobin to Speak at 2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

Press release from Free and Equal Elections Foundation emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

SAN FRANCISCO – Christina Tobin, candidate for California Secretary of State for the Libertarian Party, will speak at the 2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, July 30 to August 4. The forum will be a five-day international event and will include the two-day U.S.… Read more ...

GA: Constitution Party Recommends Support for Libertarian Candidate David Chastain

From Bludgeon and Skewer via TPID:

ATLANTA, GA – Delegates to the state convention for The Constitution Party of Georgia unanimously passed a motion recommending that its members and supporters strongly consider supporting Libertarian David Chastain for the Office of Secretary of State in the 2010 Georgia elections.

Party chairman Ricardo Davis explained the reason for the recommendation: “David is the only candidate in the race who has worked for verifiable voting in Georgia, for removal of petitioning requirements that keep third party candidates off the ballot and for preserving Constitutional rights of the people during elections investigations.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Several California Newspapers Carry Story on Libertarian Nominee for Secretary of State

Ballot Access News:

A feature story about Christina Tobin, head of Free and Equal, and the Libertarian Party candidate for California Secretary of State, has appeared in several newspapers. Here is the article as it ran in the Contra Costa Times.

It is somewhat unusual for California newspapers to give publicity to minor party candidates for lesser statewide office, especially in primary season.… Read more ...

Christina Tobin, Libertarian for CA Secretary of State, announces schedule and opposes Prop 14

If you’re in California, check out ballot access reform advocate and Libertarian candidate for California Secretary of State Christina Tobin‘s newly announced schedule (Tobin is also getting help from some of the more prominent and respected ballot access reform advocates in the nation, like Richard Winger and Ralph Nader):

Christina Tobin Announces Schedule of Speaking Events and Launch of the “Stop Top Two” Website

Tobin, Libertarian Candidate for California Secretary of State, Continues to Advocate Against Proposition 14 with Ralph Nader’s Support

MILL VALLEY, CA (March 11, 2010) – Christina Tobin, Libertarian Party candidate for Secretary of State of California, today announced two speaking engagements scheduled for Friday, March 12.… Read more ...

Three Well-Known Election Law Activists Run for California Secretary of State

An interesting article from Ballot Access News:

The election for California Secretary of State has three well-known election law activists this year, although the type of election law activism each has engaged in are very different from each other.

Christina Tobin is the only candidate seeking the Libertarian Party nomination.

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