Ballot Access News, the February edition, was released online yesterday . The newsletter is published by Richard Winger, a ballot access expert residing in California and one-time Libertarian candidate for public office.
In the edition, compiled are the results from the state senate and state house votes for third parties. Both tables with the results are accessible here:
The following bits are taken directly from BAN:
LIBERTARIAN AND GREEN OFFICE-HOLDERS ARE ELEVATED
Two minor parties members who were re-elected to non-partisan office in November 2012 were elevated by their peers to higher positions during January 2013. John Inks, a Libertarian re-elected to the Mountain View, California city council, was chosen Mayor by the Council. Richard Hervey, a Green re-elected to the Corvallis, Oregon city council, was named City Council President.
JUSTICE PARTY POSTPONES NATIONAL CONVENTION
The Justice Party, formed in late 2011 by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, has postponed its upcoming national convention. It was to have been held in Oakland, California, February 22-24, but now it will be held in the fall in a city to be determined.
PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY, AND FAIRVOTE, JOIN COFOE BOARD
The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) has two new participating organizations on its national board, Fairvote (which promotes alternate voting systems), and the Peace & Freedom Party.
GARY JOHNSON MATCHING FUNDS
The Federal Election Commission made additional primary season matching fund payments to Gary Johnson’s campaign during December 2012 and January 2013, so his final total for the entire year is $632,016.75.
MORE 2012 VOTES COUNTED
On January 11, the Vermont Secretary of State released these presidential write-ins: Ron Paul 717, Jill Stein 594, Virgil Goode 13, Roseanne Barr 9.
JILL STEIN ACQUITTED OF TRESPASSING
Both Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the presidential and vice-presidential nominees of the Green Party, were tried and acquitted on a charge of trespassing on January 25. They had protested at the Philadelphia Fannie Mae office. Stein was arrested three times during her presidential campaign; the other two arrests were at one of the presidential debates, and in Texas concerning a gas pipeline.