Green Party Places a Statewide Judicial Nominee on Pennsylvania 2017 Ballot

Ballot Access News Pennsylvania holds statewide partisan elections for judicial offices on November 7, 2017.  Voters will be asked to vote for four candidates for Superior Court, which is a statewide office.  The Green Party petitioned for Jules Mermelstein for that office, and submitted 4,300 signatures.  The requirement for that office for general election petitions …

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Iowa Special Legislative Election

Ballot Access News On August 8, Iowa held a special election to fill the vacancy in the State House, 82nd district. Here is a link to the results. The percentages are: Democratic 53.80%; Republican 44.47%; Libertarian .95%; Constitution .78%. When this seat was last up, in November 2016, the only candidate was the Democratic nominee. The district …

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High-energy third-party candidate pitches to Tea Party

by David Danzis, New Jersey Herald HAMPTON -- Despite a low member turnout typical of late-summer gatherings, the Skylands Tea Party was full of energy on Wednesday night due to the group's guest speaker. Constitutional Party gubernatorial candidate Matt Riccardi brought his message of "Liberty, Integrity, and Prosperity" to Sussex County and told the attendees he was …

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Is it Time to Retire the Duopoly?

by Bryce Jackson, Being Libertarian There is a secondary discussion beyond the obvious (and redundant) back-and-forth about who was worse during the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: Is the “duopoly” (a.k.a. the stranglehold on American politics perpetrated by the Republicans and Democrats) in need of retirement? Many (if not most) people agreed …

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How One Purist Tried to Save the Religious Right from the Republicans

by Daniel Silliman, Religion & Politics It wasn’t a matter of polite disagreement. For Howard Phillips, evangelical support for a Republican presidential candidate could be a deep, deep betrayal. “There are some people who would stick with the Republican Party if they nominated Judas,” the conservative activist once told Mother Jones. “And they would still call him Christian, …

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Letter: Constitution Party applauds high court’s ruling

Fond du Lac Reporter "The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled 5-2 in favor of two homeowners. The couple successfully defended their 4th Amendment rights protecting them from unreasonable searches and their 14th Amendment right to due process to challenge the tax assessor’s ruling afterwards. The Constitution Party of Wisconsin applauds the ruling by Justice Daniel …

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Chuck Baldwin says ‘Zionism, Not Islam, Is America’s Biggest Threat’

chuckbaldwinlive.com While evangelical Christians and pastors and conservative pundits on FOX News, radio talk shows, and Internet news sites constantly rail against the perceived threat that Islam poses to the United States (Saudi Arabia IS a real threat--most of the Islamic terror groups hail from Saudi Arabia--but of course, the U.S. considers the House of …

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Libertarian and Constitution Parties File Brief in South Dakota Ballot Access Case

Ballot Access News On June 27, the South Dakota Libertarian Party, and the South Dakota Constitution Party, filed this brief against the state’s March petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. Libertarian Party of South Dakota v Krebs, 4:15cv-4111. The case was filed in 2015, and is still in U.S. District Court. It argues that the deadline is too …

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New Registration Data for the United States

Ballot Access News The new national registration totals for the United States, in the 32 jurisdictions in which the voter registration form asks the applicant to choose a party, are: Democratic 44,706,349 (40.30%) Republican 32,807,417 (29.57%) independent & misc. 30,818,334 (27.78%) Libertarian 511,277 (.46%) Green 258,683 (.23%) Constitution 97,893 (.09%) Working Families 52,748 (.05%) Reform …

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New Wyoming Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Wyoming Secretary of State has posted the July 1, 2017 registration data. Percentages are: Republican 67.11%; Democratic 17.93%; Libertarian .91%; Constitution .30%; independent and miscellaneous 13.74%. In November 2016, percentages were: Republican 68.36%; Democratic 19.61%; Libertarian .64%; Constitution .20%; independent and miscellaneous 11.18%.