Tag Archives: Tennessee

Prohibition Party presidential Candidate, C.L. Gammon Holds Campaign Event in Tennessee

On June 8th, C.L. Gammon, the Prohibition Party presidential candidate for 2020, held a campaign event in Hartsville, Tennessee. The event was hosted by the Trousdale County Historical Society and was attended by about 50 people. C.L. Gammon spoke about his campaign and the Prohibition Party, and he responded to questions from the audience.… Read more ...

Sixth Circuit: Tennessee ballot access standards unconstitutional

Sixth_CircuitThe Tennesseean reports the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Tennessee’s ballot access standards violate the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.

Chief Judge R. Guy Cole Jr. wrote, “Tennessee’s ballot-retention statute clearly imposes a heavier burden on minor parties than major parties by giving minor parties less time to obtain the same level of electoral success as established parties.”… Read more ...

Federal Judge of Tennessee District Rules That Jim Tomasik Can Run as Libertarian Candidate in Special Election

Posted in Memphis Flyer
October 31, 2013
Political Beat
By Jackson Baker

NASHVILLE — Federal Judge William J. Haynes, Jr., chief judge of the Middle Tennessee district, ruled Thursday that the Shelby County Election Commission must list Jim Tomasik as a Libertarian Party candidate on the special election ballots for state House District 91 — not, as had previously been the case in preliminary listings, as an independent.… Read more ...

Minor Political Parties Sue Tennessee

Posted to Courthouse News Service
Monday October 14, 2013

NASHVILLE (CN) – Tennessee places “an unconstitutional burden” on minor political parties seeking places on the ballot, the Green and Constitution Parties of Tennessee claim in Federal Court.

Tennessee’s Libertarian Party filed a similar lawsuit last week, claiming that Tennessee’s deadlines for petition signature collection for special general elections are unconstitutional.… Read more ...

U.S. District Court Strikes Down Tennessee Law Giving Two Major Parties Best Spot on Ballot

From Ballot Access News

June 24, 2013

U S District Court Strikes Down Tennessee Law Giving Two Major Parties Best Spot on Ballot; and Also Strikes Down Petition Requirement Again


On June 18, U.S. District Court Judge William J. Haynes ruled that Tennessee’s law, giving the two largest parties the best spots on the general election ballot, is unconstitutional.… Read more ...

Democratic U.S. Senate Nominee in TN Voted for Chuck Baldwin in 2008

Mark Clayton is the U.S. Senate nominee of the Democratic Party in Tennessee. He recently stated that in 2008 he did not vote for Barack Obama. Nor did he vote for Republican nominee John McCain. Instead, he voted for the nominee of the Constitution Party, Chuck Baldwin.

Mark Clayton, the Democratic Party’s unconventional, disavowed candidate for the U.S.

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Jill Stein Wins Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ties In Hawaii

Six conventions or caucuses were held in state Green Parties all over the United States on Saturday, May 19th, 2012. Jill Stein, the leading candidate for the Presidential nomination of the Green Party, won all of the contests except for Hawaii, Roseanne Barr’s homestate, where she tied with Barr.

Six state Green parties completed their presidential primaries on Saturday, and all six voted strongly for Dr.

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Lee Wrights Wins Libertarian Party of Tennessee’s Presidential Straw Poll

March 24, 2012

Reported last night in the Examiner, by Craig Schlesinger

“A few short minutes ago, the Libertarian Party of Tennessee held a presidential straw poll at their annual state convention. Lee Wrights won with 49% of the vote, and Gov. Gary Johnson finished second with 24%.

This space will carry more in-depth coverage of the entire convention (everyone was extremely cordial, from LP-TN officers, members, candidates, and speakers from outside organizations) in the coming days, but here are the just in straw poll results:

Lee Wrights – 49%

Gary Johnson – 24%

Carl Person – 3%

Joy Waymire – 3%

Jim Burns – 3%

Kelly Walls (write in) – 3%

R.J.… Read more ...

Tennessee Court Decision Puts Green, Constitution Parties on the Ballot

Ballot Access News reports that a US District Court decision has put the Green and Constitution parties on the Tennessee ballot. Both parties have in recent years collected thousands of signatures in that state, but failed to make the cutoff which was over 40,000 valid. The most recent Ballot Access News also reports that Americans Elect has finished petitioning in Tennessee.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Tennessee Joins TSA In Creating Random Checkpoints

Chuck Baldwin at ChuckBaldwinLive.com:

In 1836, former frontiersman and congressman Davy Crockett led a band of volunteers all the way from their home State of Tennessee to San Antonio, Texas, in order to join up with William Travis and his small company of soldiers, and help defend the Alamo–and Texas independence–from Mexican General Santa Anna and his army of over 5,000 seasoned troops.… Read more ...

Video: Libertarians at Nashville Pride

With a hat tip to Daniel Lewis:

Libertarian Party of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County members host an Operation Politically Homeless Booth at 2011 Nashville Pride Festival:

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Wrights pays tribute to Tennessee Libertarian Fred Childress

KNOXVILLE (May 2) – R. Lee Wrights told the Tennessee Libertarian State Convention that he’s not seeking the Libertarian nomination for president in order to tell people what they want to hear. “I am not interested in telling people what they want to hear. I am interested in telling them what needs to be heard,” he said.… Read more ...