Tag Archives: write-in

Write-in Candidate Steve Funk Urges Voters to “Think Outside the Ballot”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Steve Funk is urging voters to “think outside the ballot” by supporting his grassroots write-in campaign for 18th District State Representative.

“By writing in Steve Funk for State Representative on Election Day, voters can send a message that we deserve more choices on our ballot and more voices in the debate,” Mr.Read more ...

Nicholas Ruiz III to appear on IPR Radio today at 8 PM EST

The Green Party’s candidate for Congress in Florida’s 24th congressional district will join us on IPR Radio today at 8 PM EST.  His name is Nicholas Ruiz III, he is a write-in candidate, and his bio from his website is as follows:

Dr. Ruiz was born in New York City in 1970 and lives in New Smyrna
Beach, FL, USA.

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Nicholas Ruiz III to appear on IPR Radio, Monday, October 4 at 8 PM EST

The Green Party’s candidate for Congress in Florida’s 24th congressional district will join us on IPR Radio this Monday at 8 PM EST.  His name is Nicholas Ruiz III, he is a write-in candidate, and his bio from his website is as follows:

Dr. Ruiz was born in New York City in 1970 and lives in New Smyrna
Beach, FL, USA.

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You say yes, I say no, Murkowski and Alaska Libertarians say maybe

Even after the party previously denied sitting Senator Lisa Murkowski a place on their ballot this November, the Senator’s campaign is still talking with the Alaska Libertarian Party and the party’s chairman says that they’re “in discussions,” although the party’s decision “will not be reversed.”  Murkowski lost the Republican primary to challenger Joe Miller, but cannot run as an independent because of filing deadlines. … Read more ...

Ballot Access: North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Green Party and Libertarian Party

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org)

North Carolina Green Party

For immediate release

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Contact: Theresa El-Amin

Phone Number: 919-824-0659

E-mail: teagreenparty@aol.com

Web site: http://www.ncgreenparty.org


Press conference, 9 am in front of the courthouse in Raleigh on Sept. 9


On September 9, 2010 , the North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from the North Carolina Green Party and the Libertarian Party of North Carolina at 9:30 am, 2 East Morgan Street, Raleigh 27601.… Read more ...

Statement by Attorney Gautam Dutta in response to Governor Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor Maldonado’s attacks on the SB 6 / Prop 14 lawsuit

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Statement by Attorney Gautam Dutta in response to Governor Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor Maldonado’s attacks on the SB 6 / Prop 14 lawsuit.

“Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado’s joint attacks on the SB 6 lawsuit are baseless attempts to deviate attention from the real issues at hand.… Read more ...

StopTopTwo.org’s Christina Tobin Tells Governor Schwarzenegger to Calm Down

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As reported in the San Jose Mercury News Thursday, July 29, a lawsuit was filed charging that state Senate Bill 6 is unconstitutional. SB 6 is the legislation that put Proposition 14, the Top Two election system, on the June 8 California ballot.… Read more ...

U.S. Department of Justice Decides Not to Take a Position on Counting Write-in Votes

Ballot Access News:

On June 30, the U.S. Justice Department said that the Department has decided not to take a position in the pending lawsuit Libertarian Party v District of Columbia Board of Elections, now pending in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The case challenges the practice of the Board of Elections to not count votes for presidential candidates who are not on the ballot in November, but who do file a declaration of write-in candidacy.… Read more ...

Tioga County, PA Green announces run for Democratic and Republican nominations in state rep. primary

Pennsylvania resident and Green Party member John Kesich has announced that he will be running in for state representative in the 68th district, currently represented by Republican Matt Baker.  Kesich is hoping to secure the Democratic nomination, although a party spokesperson said they can’t officially endorse him because he is a Green, and is urging Republicans to write him in. … Read more ...

Portrait of a local election: an independent and third party perspective

This was posted at our blog, www.onthewilderside.com. I realized that while the article is specific to Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, some of the themes and strategies might be interesting as a snapshot of independent and third party action in local elections. -Kimberly Wilder

from onthewilderside.com
Ian and Kimberly’s Somewhat Random Comments on the Upcoming 2009 Suffolk County Elections
[third party]

Kimberly went to the Suffolk County Board of Elections and filled out some Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests.… Read more ...

FEC releases official popular vote count from 2008 presidential election

The Federal Election Commission has released its “2008 presidential popular vote summary for all candidates listed on at least one state ballot.” The results:

  • Barack Obama (Democrat) 69,498,516 [52.93%]
  • John McCain (Republican) 59,948,323 [45.65%]
  • Ralph Nader (Independent, Peace and Freedom) 739,034 [0.56%]
  • Bob Barr (Libertarian) 523,715 [0.40%]
  • Chuck Baldwin (Constitution/Reform/U.S. Taxpayers) 199,750 [0.15%]
  • Cynthia McKinney (Green, Independent, Mountain) 161,797 [0.12%]
  • Write-In (Miscellaneous) 112,597 [0.09%]
  • Alan Keyes (America’s Independent) 47,746 [0.04%]
  • Ron Paul (Constitution, Louisiana Taxpayers) 42,426 [0.03%]
  • Gloria La Riva (Socialism and Liberation) 6,818 [0.01%]
  • Brian Moore (Liberty Union, Socialist) 6,538
  • None of These Candidates [Nevada only] 6,267
  • Róger Calero (Socialist Workers) 5,151
  • Richard Duncan (Independent) 3,905
  • James Harris (Socialist Workers) 2,424
  • Charles Jay (Boston Tea Party/Independent) 2,422
  • John Joseph Polachek (New) 1,149
  • Frank Edward McEnulty (Unaffiliated) 829
  • Jeffrey J.
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    Former independent candidate helps influence Maine election laws

    The following is an email from Herbert Hoffman, who ran as an independent (and then as a write-in) candidate for US Senate in Maine in 2008:

    An amended version of LD 1169, An Act to Amend the Election Laws, was signed into law by Governor Baldacci on Thursday, June 4. Read more ...