(This is a follow up to an earlier post on Richard Mack http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2011/01/former-arizona-sheriff-richard-mack-greatest-threat-is-not-terrorists-it-is-the-federal-government/comment-page-1/#comment-308275)
The Maryland Green Party submitted 14,842 signatures and the Maryland Libertarian Party submitted 13,787 signatures towards a requirement of 10,000 valid signatures. The deadline for submitting additional signatures has been extended to March 7:
The Maryland petition deadline for a party that wishes to obtain, or regain, its qualified status is not until August 2012. However, parties that were on the ballot in 2010 had been told that if they want their registered members to continue to be registered in those parties, the deadline for submitting that petition was January 7, 2011. In other words, if the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties want their registered members to continue to be registered in those parties, those parties had to rush their 2012 petition.
Now, however, Maryland elections officials have postponed that deadline to March 7, 2011.
Most of the signatures on the Libertarian petition were gathered by the [read more]
Since I’ve pretty much filled up the front page with new articles today, I’m putting up a new open thread for readers to post news tips (you can also send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC iprtwo at googlegroups.com).
IPR roundtable show on blogtalk will be on 1/16/2011 (Sunday) at 8:00 PM Eastern. Call-in Number: (646) 200-0264 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (646) 200-0264 end_of_the_skype_highlighting [read more]
I had heard several people mention the idea of leaving David Nolan’s at-large seat vacant. It seemed like a good idea to me, but when I read the bylaws I found that the LNC is required to fill the vacancy.
LP Bylaws, article 8, section 7:
The National Committee shall appoint new officers and members-at-large if vacancies occur, such officers and members-at-large to complete the term of the office vacated.
In my opinion the bylaws would have read “may” instead of “shall” if it were not mandatory.
I believe the LNC would be well-advised to fill the vacancy with someone ideologically close to David Nolan. Of course no one can adequately fill his shoes, but an [read more]
BURNET, Texas (Jan. 13) – It will be all too easy and popular to claim that the shooting in Arizona that killed six people was caused by the vitriol prevalent in American political discourse, but as usual the easy and popular explanation of [read more]
On January 14, Alaska Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage) introduced HB 77, to provide for a top-two election system for state office and congress. The bill says that anyone who doesn’t qualify for the general election ballot may file as a [read more]
Former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, Richard Mack, will be a featured speaker at the Spring 2011 Constitution Party national meeting in Pennsylvania. In a statement by Mack reproduced at the Constitution Party discussion forum, Mack argues that “the [read more]
The NC Libertarian Party has issued a statement condemning the Sept. 24, 2010 raids by FBI agents on the homes of 14 anti-war activists in Minneapolis and other cities. They also called the issuance of grand jury subpoenas in the investigations a “fishing [read more]