U.S. District Court in Texas Uphold’s “Sore Loser” Law as Applied to Presidential Independent Candidates

Ballot Access News On May 18, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman, an Obama appointee, upheld Texas’ sore loser law as applied to presidential candidates. Kennedy v Pablos, w.d., 1:16cv-1047. The case had been filed in 2016 by Rocky De La Fuente, who had appeared on the Texas Democratic presidential primary ballot in March 2016, …

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Election Results in Two New York State Special Legislative Elections

Ballot Access News On May 23, New York held special elections to fill vacancies in the 30th State Senate district in Manhattan, and the 9th Assembly district on Long Island. The results are here. To see the Assembly election, toggle out of “Senate”. For the State Senate race in Manhattan, the results by party are: …

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Rocky De La Fuente Lawsuit Against Arizona Independent Petition Requirement Begins to Move Ahead

Ballot Access News Arizona is one of a handful of states that requires more signatures for an independent presidential candidate, than for an entire newly-qualifying party. The only other such states are Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Texas. In 2016, Arizona required 35,514 signatures for an independent presidential candidate, but 20,119 for a entire new …

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Rocky De La Fuente and Jill Stein Dismiss their Oklahoma Appeal, Given that Petition Requirement Has Been Eased

Ballot Access News On May 9, Rocky De La Fuente and Jill Stein dismissed their ballot access case in the Tenth Circuit. The case had been filed last year to challenge the law that required independent presidential candidates, and the presidential nominees of unqualified parties, to submit over 40,000 signatures, whereas an entire new party …

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Democrats Outpoll Republicans in U.S. Senate Races by 10,512,669 Votes, but Republicans Win 22 of the 34 Seats

Ballot Access News The total vote cast for U.S. Senate on November 8, 2016, by party, was: Democratic 51,297,372 Republican 40,784,703 Libertarian 1,788,027 Green 695,604 Working Families 428,854 Conservative 267,186 Independence 150,457 Constitution 124,587 Independent Party of Oregon 59,516 Women’s Equality 45,297 Independent American 27,340 New Independent Party 17,649 Reform 17,781 American 11,923 Unity 9,336 …

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Ten States Have Completed Vote Count

Ballot Access News As of Sunday, November 26, ten states have completed their official vote canvass for the November 8, 2016 election: Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming. Brian Sears has tabulated the presidential vote, using the official vote in those states, and the unofficial vote in …

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2016 Compilation Of Recent State Voter Registration Data From Ballot Access News

A compilation of recent BAN articles showing voter registration data and statistics from various states from November and last month, as listed in descending alphabetical order-   New Alaska Registration Data On November 3, Alaska Division of Elections released current registration data. Percentages are: independent and miscellaneous 52.62%; Republican 27.20%; Democratic 14.85%; Alaskan Independence 3.29%; …

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Missouri Secretary of State Adds Rocky De La Fuente to the List of Declared Write-in Presidential Candidates

Ballot Access News On the afternoon of October 31, the Missouri Secretary of State revised an earlier decision, and ruled that Rocky De La Fuente may be a declared write-in for president. Earlier in the day De La Fuente had been told that he can’t be a write-in candidate, because he had run in the …

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New York Reform Party Case Decided; Curtis Sliwa Faction Wins

Ballot Access News On October 27, a New York State Supreme Judge in Albany County ruled that the Reform Party’s organizational meeting of September 24, 2016, is valid. There are two factions in the Reform Party of New York. The faction that held the organizational meeting declined to choose any presidential elector candidates, and elected …

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