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 […]

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. […]

Third parties in Pennsylvania team up for ballot access lawsuit

from Ballot Access News Pennsylvania Minor Parties File Brief in 3rd Circuit October 20th, 2010 On October 20, the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties of Pennsylvania filed this 39-page brief in the Third Circuit.  The case is Constitution Party of Pennsylvania v Cortes, 10-3205.  The issues are the Pennsylvania challenge system that subjects minor parties […]

Eight candidates file petitions for 2010 NY Governor’s race

In New York state, a third party without automatic ballot status is actually an independent political body. The deadline to file independent nominating petitions for statewide office for the 2010 elections in New York was today. You can find a link to the official count: here. As of Tuesday, August 17th at 6:40pm, the NYS […]

What will your Governor ballot look like in November?

To check for yourself at the NY State Board of Elections web-site, follow this link to a report: Report on Independent Nominating Petitions Filed (ie: independent and some third party candidates.) Onthewilderside will provide extensive information on who is on the ballot in the 2010 November elections in New York State. In previous years, offering […]

Nader Asks D.C. Court Not to Permit 2004 PA Challengers to Take Money out of his Bank Account

From Ballot Access News, via Independent Political Report… Nader Asks D.C. Court Not to Permit 2004 Pennsylvania Challengers to Take Money out of his Bank Account / April 21st, 2010 On April 21, Ralph Nader’s attorney Oliver Hall argued in the D.C. Court of Appeals that the Pennsylvania court order, awarding $81,000 to the people […]

Suffolk County Board of Elections needs help…

Kimberly writes: Just two of the many, big problems at the Suffolk County Board of Elections: 1. As of 2009, the workers do not know their stuff and give out wrong information.

Video: Rev Billy visits the Board of Elections

As previously reported here, Reverend Billy Talen filed more than twice the amount of signatures required to run for Mayor of NYC on the Green Party line. Below is a video of the actual filing of the petitions. It is funny, I recognized the inside of the NYC BOE, where I went once to get […]

For the politically curious in NY: Tues. Aug. 18th is a big day!

KW: For potential candidates in New York State, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, 2009, is the last day to file in person (or mail) an “independent nominating petition” to run for office in November. That would mean anyone who was running on an alternative, “made-up”, or third party (without automatic ballot status) line has that due […]

US District Judge rules on circulating petitions on public lands/state parks

from Independent Political Report Constitution Party Wins Constitutional Fight June 5th, 2009 A US District Judge has ruled that West Virginia citizens can circulate petitions on public lands, Here’s an excerpt: On June 3, he held that West Virginia legislators violated First Amendment rights when they banned soliciting in state parks and other recreational areas.

Update: Carl Romanelli and the petitions lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Former Green Party senatorial candidate Carl Romanelli is preparing an argument to ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling which incurred fee/fines on Romanelli and his lawyer when the Democratic Party challenged Romanelli’s petitions and unfairly threw him off the ballot.

Nader files against Democratic National Committee

Ralph Nader is filing his final appeal in a lawsuit asking for justice with the Democratic National Committee, who unfairly challenged his petitions.

What does Nader do between elections?: Fight bad ballot laws

Two articles from Ballot Access News with updates on the Nader ballot access lawsuits. Related posts and video at the read more. December 5, 2008 it is reported at BAN that: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Won’t Re-Open Nader $80,000 Court Costs from 2004 On December 4, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth refused to re-open the matter of whether […]

Photo Album: Ian and Kimberly follow Cynthia McKinney on 9-11

Two events: 30,000 Petition Press Conference outside St. Mark’s and Vigil and Speeches at Judson Memorial Church.

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