On January 6, 2010, New York’s Governor David Paterson, a Democrat, gave a State of the State speech. The Green Party of New York responded in a press release which calls Governor Paterson’s response to New York’s ongoing economic and political crisis inadequate. [read more]
Ballot Access News has just learned that Ted Weill died on November 20, 2009, age 84. He was the 2008 presidential nominee of the Reform Party, although he only appeared on the ballot of his home state of Mississippi. He had been a leader [read more]
Though it is considered a Republican Party stronghold, the state of Utah is noteworthy for its high percentage of registered independents, who constitute a majority of registered voters. As Richard Winger reported at Ballot Access News last year:
The Utah state elections office has released a registration tally. The results: Republican 589,326; Democratic 132,011; Libertarian 3,181; Constitution 2,203; independent and other, 772,997. The percentages are: Republican 39.30%; Democratic 8.80%; Libertarian .21%; Constitution .15%; independent and other 51.54%.
The Washington state Republican and Libertarian parties have been ordered by a federal judge to repay more than $70,000 in fees they were awarded years ago during the litigation over the state’s two-party [read more]
On January 5, Georgia held a special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat, 22nd district. Georgia special elections put party labels on the ballot, but parties don’t have nominees. Individuals file by paying a filing fee, but no [read more]
Libertarian Party candidate Joe Kennedy was recently on a radio debate on 96.9 "Boston Talks" radio show. He is contending for the late Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat in a special election that will be held on January 19th, 2010.
You can view the video of [read more]
Hartford, CT-Green Party of Connecticut officials announced today that they are still pushing for Ralph Nader to enter the U.S. Senate race, despite the announcement of Senator Dodd’s retirement. Tim [read more]