Tag Archives: ballot access

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 ...

LPNY: 25,000 New Yorkers Demand Libertarians on the Ballot

From a media release sent to IPR:

Media Contact: Janet Hopf

Albany, NY—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 25,000 signatures Tuesday to give New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the major parties.

State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can choose true freedom-loving candidates this November.Read more ...

Pennsylvania Petition Challenge – Volunteer Call

From a message posted to the Pittsburgh LP email forum:


Volunteers Needed In Philadelphia August 20-24, 2012

On August 1, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania submitted nearly 50,000 petition signatures to get Gary Johnson and Judge Gray on the ballot in Pennsylvania. Only 20,601 signatures were required so we qualified for ballot access and as of now Gary Johnson will be on the ballot.… Read more ...

Americans Elect wants to de-certify themselves

From an article posted on Ballot Access News, on July 12, 2012:

Reportedly, national leaders of Americans Elect are planning to ask state officials to de-certify the party, in all the states in which the party is now ballot-qualified. However, there is no legal precedent that gives state or national party leaders the legal ability to take that step.

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Constitution Party of Virginia plans to file ballot access petition early

From an article posted on Ballot Access News, on July 13, 2012:

Virginia petitions to place independent presidential candidates, and the presidential nominees of unqualified parties, are due August 24. The Constitution Party petition will be submitted on Monday, July 16, and will contain approximately 14,000 signatures. The requirement is 10,000, with at least 400 in each U.S.

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Is Goode’s Presidential run bad news for Romney?

With the newest polling data from PPP in Virginia, the question is now being raised if Virgil Goode is taking votes away from Republican Mitt Romney.

Mr. Goode has managed to qualify for the ballot in 17 states thus far, according to his campaign website — and Virginia is not one of them.

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USA Today Story on Ballot Access

Here is a seemingly sympathetic article on ballot access from USA Today. Hat tip to Ricardo Davis of the Georgia CP for drawing my attention to the article.

It is a quirk of American democracy: Your choices for president of the United States depend on which state you live in.

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CA LNC Alternate Rep Suggests Johnson Campaign Should Sacrifice Ballot Access to Unseat Wagner

An email from Scott Lieberman of CA made its way onto the LNCDiscussPublic list regarding the Johnson campaign for president and the ongoing controversy in the Oregon LP. Dr. Lieberman is an Alternate Regional Representative to the Libertarian National Party from Region 4, which includes Arkansas, California, Nevada, New Mexico and New York.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: The Quiet War On Ballot Access

by R. Lee Wrights

Not all of America’s wars are clear and visible. For decades establishment politicians have been waging a quiet, secret war most Americans don’t even realize is going on. But this war is just as destructive of our liberty as the war in Afghanistan, the war on drugs, the war on taxpayers and the myriads of other conflicts our government is waging.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins, Others Respond to Rob Sherman On Illinois Ballot Access Challenges

In response to arguments made by Rob Sherman, the Cook County, Illinois Green Party Chair who has challenged other alternative parties seeking a place on the ballot, prominent New York Green and 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins has the following in Ballot Access News comments:

My appeal to Mr.

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