Daily Archives: December 30, 2010

AP/NY Times: Lisa Murkowski, write-in candidate, has won for Senate in Alaska

Senator Lisa Murkowski ran as a write-in candidate for Senate in Alaska, after she was defeated in her primary by a candidate supported by Sarah Palin. Senator Murkowski has now officially been named winner of the state’s Senate race. [read more]

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News: IndependentVoting.org is ‘a pressure group working to limit choices on the general election ballot’

In over a century of struggle to avoid monopolization of the general election ballot to just the two major parties, there has never been a pressure group that worked in favor of restrictive ballot access laws, until very recently. Leaders of the former New Alliance Party, who have renamed themselves several times, now call themselves IndependentVoting.org. They hold themselves out as the leaders of independent voters, but they have become a pressure group working to limit choices on the general election ballot to just Democrats and Republicans. [read more]