Unity Party Becomes a Qualified Party in Colorado

Ballot Access News On June 7, the Colorado Secretary of State determined that the Unity Party has the needed 1,000 registrations to become a qualified party. See this press release from the Secretary of State’s office. Colorado won’t keep track of the number of registered voters in unqualified parties, unless that unqualified party had previously …

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New Jersey Has Fewer Gubernatorial Candidates on General Election Ballot This Year Than Any Year Since 1989

Ballot Access News This year’s New Jersey gubernatorial election will have seven candidates on the November 7 ballot. That is a smaller number of candidates for that office in the general election than at any time since 1989, when there were six. The 2017 ballot will have the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, Constitution, Green, …

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New Jersey Constitution Party Gubernatorial Nominee on Ballot

Ballot Access News The New Jersey Constitution Party has successfully placed Matt Riccardi on the New Jersey ballot for Governor, for the November 2017 election. This is the first time in the party’s history that it has had a nominee on the ballot for that office. Here is the party’s web page. However, because the …

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Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

Independent Political Report According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties. Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  His …

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Utah Sets Out Rules for Getting on Ballot for Special U.S. House Election

Ballot Access News On May 19, the Utah state elections office released guidelines for candidates who want to run for U.S. House, 3rd district. The special election will be held November 7, 2017. It is needed because of the resignation of Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Qualified parties can easily place a nominee into this special election. …

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South Dakota Makes it Easier for a Party to Stay on Ballot

Ballot Access News On March 13, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed HB 1034. It changes the vote test for a party to remain on the ballot. The old law requires a vote of 2.5% for Governor. The new law requires 2.5% for any statewide race. The only parties on the ballot in 2016 in …

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Constitution Party of Idaho: ‘Of pawns…and black-hearted manipulation’

Posted in the Constitution Party of Idaho's website on April 29th, 2017 The deceitfulness and treachery of the National Chairman of the Constitution Party (and his secret junta) apparently refuses bounds. Not to be circumspect, we speak of the gentleman attempting to do what is arguably unlawful to do in Idaho–namely, he presumes he can (through  deliberate actions of “his” national website) …

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Constitution Party of Idaho: ‘2016 Libertarians Breakout; but the Constitution Party?…Not So Much’

Posted on the Idaho CP's website on December 8th, 2016 It may be appropriate here to put up comparative data for reflection. After all, this is the eve of the Constitution Party’s so-called National Committee meeting in Huntsville, Alabama (NCM-Huntsville)…erect pinkies and hors d’oeuvres and all that. No doubt, cream puffery will be the whole of the menu. It is doubtful, given experience, that meaningful introspection …

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