In El Salvador: The left won! FMLN candidate wins election to president

Article describing the win in El Salvador, where the FMLN presidential candidate Mauricio Funes was elected on March 15, 2009. Includes video of Jorge Renderos, a musician from El Salvador, singing in Spanish about justice (archival footage.)

Tonight! Cynthia McKinney in California

Below is a listing of 3 upcoming events for former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party candidate for President, Cynthia McKinney. The first one is for tonight, Friday, February 20, 2009. 6:30pm potluck/7:30pm forum in Topanga Canyon, California. [hq2600] From Cynthia McKinney:Weekend Calendar Friday, February 20, 2009 11:45 AM From: “HQ” / Cynthia McKinney Hi!  I […]

Injustice in West Virginia:

(excerpt from) Ballot Access News West Virginia Legislators Introduce Clearly Unconstitutional Election Law Bills February 17th, 2009 Recently, two election law bills have been introduced in the West Virginia legislature that are clearly unconstitutional. Senators Robert Williams (D-Bridgeport) and Robert Plymale (D-Ceredo) have introduced SB 271, to require declared write-in candidates to pay a filing […]

For New Paltz Greens: meeting tomorrow, Jan 29th

KW: Since I admire the New Paltz Greens, and Ian and I have worked with them before, I like to think that some of them read this blog. Just in case, I got word from an organizer there that they are having an important meeting tomorrow. If you are a green in the Ulster County/New […]

New York State Behind in Obtaining New Vote-Counting Equipment

Discovered this information at Ballot Access News. There is coverage at BAN and also from a Gannet News story BAN pointed at. There is some chance that New Yorkers will use the same old lever machines for the 2009 September primary and 2009 November general that we have been using for many, many years. (Which […]

Pennsylvania green candidate still seeking justice with court

There are a few reasons why this case is so important to me and the world. The background is that Carl Romanelli filed to run for office in Pennsylvania in 2006.  His petitions were challenged. Now, it comes out that the people challenging his petitions, and going to meetings to keep him off the ballot, […]

Monkeywrenching with Minnie the Cat

Blogwriters note: The crux of this story is only a problem when a third party has automatic ballot access. Hopefully GPNYS will regain ballot status in 2010 by getting 50,000 votes for our governor candidate and be back to a fairer system of ballot access. See 50,000 or Bust. Boog City, Issue 3 2/25 – […]

Incorrect Election Date given to Spanish Speakers in Westchester, NY

I now heard this from two sources: A person from the League of Women Voters and this Long Island immigrant support organization. (And, here is a story about the BOE’s attempts to correct the problem: here.) http://www.longislandwins.com/blog/in_the_news/elections_problems_begin_in_we.php By Patrick Young CARECEN October 31, 2008 2:44 PM On Fridays I work at the Westchester Hispanic Coalition […]

Even the AP and Yahoo News know that there will be election chaos

The AP story below has the usual over-assurance to the nervous public, and blames citizens for doing things wrong. Still, it is some acknowledgment and warning about what the powers that be are up to with Election 2008. When you go to vote this year, have a phone number in your pocket of an election […]

Voting with ice cream: Fun local gimmick

This just in from Four Lakes Green Party of Dane County For Immediate Release:  3 September 2008 Contact: Larry Dooley Green Presidential Candidate, Cynthia McKinney, to vote in Chocolate Shoppe “pre-election” Saturday (Madison, WI) Cynthia McKinney, Green presidential candidate, will be campaigning in Wisconsin this weekend, and will participate in The Chocolate Shoppe’s pre-election at […]

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