On August 28, West Virginia held primary elections for the Democratic, Republican and Mountain Parties for U.S. Senate. Preliminary election returns are available on the Secretary of State’s web page here. So far, the Mountain Party has the best turnout. Only 13% of registered [read more]
It’s been quite a while since we’ve done an episode of IPR Blog Talk Radio. I’m interested in giving it another go. If you are an independent or alt party candidate, alternative party spokesperson, or author covering our subject matter, and would like to set up a time [read more]
In a stunning upset, Tea Party activist and Sarah Palin-endorsee Joe Miller appears to have upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Though there are still around ten thousand absentee ballots yet to be [read more]
Massachusetts Libertarian Party Chair George Phillies reports on Independent Political Report (comment 148):
“I am amused to report that the LNC was contacted by a reporter who wanted to do a story on possible interactions between the Libertarian Party and Malcolm X, the question being ‘Has Malcolm X inspired your Libertarian activism?’
“It was observed by one LNC member that there was a PA local candidate who was a member of the Nation of Islam. It was noted that another LNC member had made a study of Malcolm X and his beliefs. Another LNC member claimed there is no one like that in our party.
“Mr. Root gave the LNC ‘I am the de facto face and voice of the LP.’ and opined that he should get the interview. Another LNC member answered Wayne ‘You have [read more]
The Socialist Party has petitioned onto the Vermont ballot this year. It is the first time since 1952 that the Socialist Party has appeared on the Vermont ballot. The seven statewide nominees each needed 500 signatures, and they gathered them [read more]
the Pentagon announced that it had granted the waiver requests of five states seeking to escape requirements to protect military voters. I have written previously here at PJM that all waiver requests should be denied. Unfortunately, if you are an overseas servicemember from Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington, the protections in the MOVE Act aren’t going to apply to you this year.
Independent candidate for US Senate in Arkansas, Trevor Drown, is a former green beret who served in combat in Afghanistan. A release from the Drown campaign documents the potential for disenfranchisement of overseas military voters and [read more]