Tag Archives: ballot access

LP Monday Message: 6 Ballot Access Questions

LP.org blog:
Dear Friend of Liberty,

You can find answers to the following six questions on our Ballot Access Fund page.

  1. Which state ran a candidate for governor in 2010, set a record high percentage in that race for a Libertarian, but fell a heart-breaking 1,614 votes short of the 50,000 votes needed to achieve ballot access?
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Libertarian Party Rallies Massive Fundraising to Get Lucas Overby on Ballot

Libertarian Party

From The Global Dispatch:

A weekend campaign money bomb, coupled with a generous donation from the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) worked together Monday evening (Nov. 18) to secure Overby’s slot on the ballot for the March 11, 2014 Congressional District (CD) 13 Special Election. This contest will decide who fills the congressional seat left vacant since October’s death of long-time Florida Republican Congressman Bill Young.… Read more ...

LP Facebook Page Promotes Candidates and Registering Libertarian for Ballot Access

Posts from the LP Facebook page today: 

Bill Slantz, U.S. Congress in Missouri’s 8th district, June 4th special election

Christopher Sullivan, for Virginia House of Delegates, District 55. Election November 5, 2013.

Laura Delhomme, for Virginia House of Delegates, 47th district

Lindsey Bolton,  for Virginia House of Delegates, 48th district


Post about registering Libertarian as a free way to help the LP:

Do you want a free, easy way to help the Libertarian Party?

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Green Party of New York State and Onthewilderside responses to Cuomo’s ‘Unconstitutional Fraud on Voters’

NY State 2008 Presidential Ballot

NY State 2008 Presidential Ballot

Ian Wilder of onthewilderside* writes: The Green Party press release below points out that Governor Cuomo is looking to make bad law worse in the name of making it better. New York has a terrible party system, where the same candidate can clog up the ballot running on a multitude of lines.Read more ...

Vote Freedom Act of 2013 filed in N.C. House

Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) introduced House Bill 794 Voter Freedom Act of 2013 today to dramatically lower the ballot access barrier for new political parties and unaffiliated candidates.

House Bill 794 has bipartisan sponsors, Representatives Paul Luebke (D-Durham), David Lewis (R-Dunn), and Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenberg). A broad and diverse coalition of political parties and public policy groups from across the political spectrum also backs the bill.… Read more ...

LP Has Ballot Status in 30 States Following 2012 Elections, Including in D.C. For First Time Ever

The following is the text from a February 11th entry on lp.org:

Following the 2012 election, the Libertarian Party has ballot access in 30 states and, for the first time ever, the District of Columbia.

The LP:

  • Retained party status in Alaska, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wyoming.
  • Gained party status in D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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Rocky Anderson’s Ballot Access

Found at http://www.voterocky.org/. Note that there are quite a few states where they are still seeking qualified write-in status.

Anderson is behind Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Virgil Goode in ballot access, but is the only one of those candidates participating or planning to participate in every forum with the other candidates known so far: A Democracy Now!… Read more ...

Americans Elect Spent $11,316,047 on Ballot Access in 2010 and 2011

Ballot Access News:

According to the Americans Elect Mission Report, published this year, the organization spent $1,157,723 for ballot access in 2010, and $10,158,324 in 2011. Those total $11,316,047. The report does not have the 2012 figure.

Americans Elect eventually qualified itself in 29 states. The last state in which it qualified was Oregon.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson removed from Oklahoma ballot

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee for President has been removed from the ballot in the state of Oklahoma even after successfully getting on it through the efforts of Americans Elect.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday (September 13) denied a temporary injunction the Americans Elect party sought to regain a ballot line for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate, James P.

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Paul Gottfried on Virgil Goode’s Struggle for Ballot Access

Paul Gottfried has a new article up at The American Conservative about Republican efforts to deny the Constitution Party ballot access.

I am fully aware of the arguments that local GOP flacks are pulling out on behalf of their party’s Stalinist tactics. It is apparently necessary for all non-leftists to get behind Romney, so that we can oust from office the Evil One, who is denounced daily in the neocon-GOP media.

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Virgil Goode on the Ballot in Virginia Despite Republican Opposition

Thanks to Austin Battenberg for pointing us to this Examiner article:

Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode is officially — for now — on the presidential ballot in Virginia, a battleground state where he has deep roots and poses a real threat to Republican Mitt Romney.

The Virginia State Board of Elections ruled Tuesday that Goode’s name should appear of the state ballot in November.

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Ricardo Davis to Discuss Ballot Access on the Steve Deace Show

I just received the following e-mail. I assume that 9 tonight means 4 Sept, but I just got the e-mail a few minutes ago.

Media Alert: Ricardo Davis, Constitution Party Southern States Regional Chairman, will be interviewed at 9:00 p.m. CT tonight to discuss Virgil Goode obtaining ballot access in Virginia, the impact it will have on the 2012 election, and what this and other ballot access victories mean for the future of the Constitution Party.… Read more ...