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Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.

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San Antonio Express-News: For Kat Swift, it isn’t easy being Green

By Gilbert Garcia – Express-News

At the 2008 King William Fair, Kat Swift was easy to spot.

Amidst the parade marchers, the food vendors, and the Fiesta revelers who flooded the streets, Swift was the lone person with blond cornrows wearing a Wonder Woman costume and carrying a clipboard.

Swift, 37, the San Antonio-based state coordinator for the Green Party of Texas, showed up at the fair to gather signatures for the party’s drive to get on the Texas election ballot.… Read more ...

Democrats Drop Challenge to Texas Green Ballot Access

The Texas Democrat Party has dropped its challenge to Green Party candidates remaining on the ballot. Instead, the Democrats will pursue their challenge to the funding of the Green petition drive in a lower court for civil penalties.

The reasoning behind this decision may be two-fold. On the one-hand, Democrats may not want to be seen publicly discouraging voter choice by knocking a party off of the ballot (although Texas Rep.… Read more ...

Texas Democrats Sue Green Party, get Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Green Ballot Access

Ballot Access News:

On June 10, the Texas Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in state court in Austin, seeking a court order to prevent the Green Party from certifying the names of its nominees to the Secretary of State. See this story. The case is probably called Texas Democratic Party v Texas Green Party.

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Green Party of Texas: ‘Digital Earth Day: Free the Ballot Line Online’

On The Wilder Side reports:

Despite overly restrictive ballot access hurdles, the Green Party intends to be on the Texas General Election ballot this Fall. In the face of these restrictions, the Green Party of Texas has launched a controversial digital petition drive to reach eligible voters and draw attention to the absurdity and unconstitutionality of these laws that restrict voter choice and reasonable access to the ballot.… Read more ...

TX, AR, AZ, HI Green Parties Need Your Help to Get on the Ballot

Posted at On The Wilder Side:

Green Party Quilt by Betty Wood

Several state Green Parties are collecting signatures to win ballot access for 2010 elections – and beyond! No matter where you are, there is some way to help fellow Greens win the recognition they need from their state governments.… Read more ...