Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone

(excerpt from) Philly Now Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone Jun 29, 2011 by Randy LoBasso Earlier this week Ralph Nader, that guy you liked until Bush was installed as president, made public a letter he had previously sent to Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille in 2004.* The letter […]

In Maryland: Libertarians, Greens get back on the ballot

Hat/tip to Independent Political Report (excerpt from) Maryland Reporter Libertarians, Greens get back on the ballot The Libertarian and Green parties regained their official status on election ballots Tuesday after retired Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Eugene Lerner found they had collected enough signatures on petitions. “It is great news for third parties in Maryland,” said […]

Ralph Nader writes pointed letter to judge about incompetence and dishonesty in PA Supreme Court

*Read Nader’s full letter (it is eloquent, informative, and entertaining): Letter is here. from Ballot Access News Ralph Nader Writes 5-Page Summary of How Pennsylvania State Courts have been Incompetent on Ballot Access June 27th, 2011 Ralph Nader has written this five-page letter to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, setting forth the story of incompetence and […]

Veteran, third party petitioner, pepper-sprayed and arrested in Maryland

from Richard Winger of  Ballot Access News: Veteran Petitioner Andy Jacobs Arrested for Petitioning Outside Public Library in Maryland January 13th, 2011 Andy Jacobs, a professional petition circulator, has been arrested for collecting signatures in front of a public library in Maryland. He was working on the Green Party’s ballot access petition at the time. […]

Civil Rights/Voting Rights hero Annie Lee Cooper dies at age 100

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip. (excerpt from) Selma Times Journal Annie Lee Cooper, civil rights legend, dies Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Annie Lee Cooper, a civil rights hero, died Wednesday afternoon at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. She was 100 years old. Cooper became known worldwide in 1965 for a confrontation with Sheriff […]

In Maine: A newspaper helps the government suppress ballot access

KW: Seems like some letters of complaint to the Press-Herald are in order. from Ballot Access News, editor Richard Winger Portland, Maine Press-Herald Thinks Maine Ballot Access is Too Easy March 20th, 2010 The Portland, Maine daily newspaper, the Portland Press Herald, has this editorial in its March 17 issue. The editorial says it is […]

Monserrate loses State Senate seat (in a landslide against him)

(excerpt from) The Daily News/AP Ousted state Sen. Hiram Monserrate loses bid to regain seat as Assemblyman Jose Peralta triumphs Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:35 PM A New York state senator who was expelled after a domestic violence conviction has lost his long-shot bid to get his seat back in a special election. Assemblyman Jose […]

The Democratic Party is a bad “Yo Mama” joke

Thanks to Green Party Watch for the tip. Dan Kairis is running for Congress, 14th District, in Illinois. Kairis filed signatures to run on the Green Party line. Those challenges are being brought by someone who is receiving help from lawyers connected to the Democratic Party of Illinois. Among the accusations is that the signature […]

The power of writing in: Candidates win in PA, and other write-ins listed in media

KW: Perhaps because I am a poet, I find writing in to be a powerful tool, even if the idea or candidate I write in does not win. At least I get to express what I believe and what I demand (in order to get my vote the next time.) The usual people who see […]

Green Party victories around the country

Reposted at Green Party Watch, with information provided from the national Green Party web-site. Green Party Victories on Nov. 3 Wins on Nov. 3, 2009 California Pam Hartwell-Herrero wins her race for Fairfax Town Council, Marin County, CA. She finished first of seven candidates for three seats with 1,031 votes or 19.76%. http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/rv/main/CurrentElection/Results.htm She joins […]

IRV stories around the country…

IRV (Instant Runoff Voting) is usually considered a positive for third parties. It allows people to vote for more than one candidate by ranking them. It takes away most fears about “the spoiler effect.” from Ballot Access News IRV Wins in St. Paul (MN); PR Losing in Lowell (MA) November 3rd, 2009 The ballot question […]

Green Party to laid off workers: “Consider Running for Office”

KW writes: Oh…my…goodness…this is the best political strategy I have seen in ages. Must be duplicated often. Identify the problem; find the people oppressed by it; recruit them to run for office to solve their own problem. It’s the ultimate community organizing for electoral activists. Egads! It’s brilliant! Thank you Illinois Green Party. Watch out, […]

Election Judge dumbfounded her ballot was rejected

Remember in 2000, when the Supreme Court decided in Bush v. Gore that while Americans have a right to vote, they did not necessarily have the right to have their vote counted? Fate may have provided Americans with revenge (and maybe a change of heart?) with one judge in Minnesota. An election judge in Minnesota, […]

Ralph Nader getting dissed by major party criminals and major party courts

THE LATEST! from Ballot Access News Nader Again Asks for Reconsideration on Pennsylvania Fees December 19th, 2008 On December 19, Ralph Nader again asked the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to reconsider the order that he must pay fees to cover the costs of removing him from the ballot in 2004. Background: from Ballot Access News: Pennsylvania […]

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