President 2012: New York Presidential Ballot Info (and national links)

Polling place info for NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, is at onthewilderside post: here. 11/2/12 Updates Suffolk County, NY Absentee Ballot Hours Extended & Changed Polling Places (pdf) h/t Suffolk NYCLU Receipt date of NY Absentee Ballots extended 10/5/12 update: NYS Presidential Ballot: (as finalized for Nov 2012)  DEMOCRATIC: Barack Obama REPUBLICAN: Mitt Romney CONSERVATIVE: Mitt Romney WORKING […]

Wisconsin Recall Vote today: Vote against union-busting Governor Scott Walker

Update on 6/6: Scott Walker survived the recall vote. [One story: here] And, we learned something about Wisconsin political rules. We did not realize that the recall involved an opponent, instead of just a “yes/no” vote. Wonder if that is the best and most democratic way to do a recall? Seems like it was a […]

NY third party news: Procedural victory concerning vote-counting

from Ballot Access News Procedural Victory in New York Vote-Counting Case May 12th, 2011 On May 10, U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff issued an 18-page opinion in Conservative Party v Walsh, southern district, 10 cv-6923. This is the lawsuit in which the Conservative Party of New York, the Working Families Party of New York, […]

David McReynolds: How you can win in the Tuesday election! | Independent Political Report

The Governor’s race is in a separate category from the Senate races, because no matter how many votes the Green Party candidates get for their Senate candidates, it will not give them a ballot line. But if Hawkins and Mattera can rack up 50,000 votes, then New Yorkers will have a real “party of the […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Supports Ban on Hydrofracking for Natural Gas; WFP & Cuomo don’t

WFP retreats even farther, adopting Cuomo’s “let’s wait for the study” Green Party of New York Governor candidate Howie Hawkins has  called for an outright ban on hydrofracking for natural gas. It presents Too many public health and environmental dangers. Plus it puts money into another fossil fuel when we should be investing in renewable energy and conservation […]

Third Party primaries in Suffolk County, NY

Update: 2010 NY Governor Race Look HERE for the certified list of major party and third party candidates for NY Governor and other statewide offices at the NY State Board of Elections. _____________________ Previous Material on Primary: Update 9/14/2010 11:20am: Machines around state are messed up. Go early to vote! Story at Daily News: here. […]

Hawkins to WFP members: Come Home to the Green Party!

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Working Families Party Considers Wooing Alec Baldwin

The Working Families Party is worried that a federal probe into their finances might keep Andrew Cuomo from accepting their ballot line. So, the WFP is considering replacement candidates, such as Alec Baldwin. In order for a party to retain its ballot access under NY law, the party must receive 50,000 votes for Governor.

Money Into The Working Families Organization Buys Influence Over Ballot Lines For The Working Families Party

from City Hall Nothing demonstrates the connection between the Working Families Party and the Working Families Organization like the power the non-profit has over the Party’s political decisions. The Organization’s confidential New York City Coordinating Council Constitution & Rules and a not-for-distribution voting memo obtained by City Hall—backed by interviews and other documents—lay out a […]

NYC Mayor election is an eight candidate race

from Ballot Access News New York City Mayor Election Is an Eight-Candidate Race [List of all Mayor, Comptroller, and Public Advocate candidates on the ballot] October 11th, 2009 The November 3, 2009 New York city Mayoral ballot will include these eight candidates, in this ballot order: William C. Thompson (Dem., Working Families), Michael R. Bloomberg […]

The pointlessness of fusion parties like Working Families II

Recently, we chronicled why supposed-progressive candidate Richard Aborn’s support for the non-progressive Cy Vance Jr even though Aborn has his own supposed progressive Working Families line to run on just proves the pointlessness of fusion parties like Working Families, Now the story of the race for the seat of incumbent New York City Councilman Al […]

2009 Suffolk County Elections

September 2010 Update: 2010 primary election results for Suffolk County: here. Link to 2009 General Election Results at Suffolk BOE: here. ________ Kimberly says: There is so little exciting or worthwhile in the Suffolk County elections this year. The only thing that interests me is making a small gesture of disapproval to the Democrats and […]

Top Ten Reasons To Like Third Parties

This video relates indirectly to the current Republican coup happening in the NY State Senate. Check out “Reason Number Three” to like third parties and you will see why. I think that if there were third party Senators in the mix, the NY State Senate would be a lot more small “d” democratic, and it […]

New York Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow is a Hypocrite

Ballot Access News: New York Bill to Double Vote Requirement for “Party” Status New York Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mt. Vernon) has introduced A2681, to change the definition of “political party” from a group that polled 50,000 votes for Governor, to a group that polled 100,000 votes for Governor. Assemblymember Pretlow has been in the […]

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