New York State Amends Certified Vote Totals from November 2016 Election

Ballot Access News On December 22, the New York State Board of Elections revised its official election returns. The Board had posted “Original certified results” on December 8, which suggests the state had determined the official figures. But on December 22, the Board posted revised figures. Hillary Clinton gained 56,371 votes over the earlier figure; … Continue reading New York State Amends Certified Vote Totals from November 2016 Election

Socialist Workers Party Asks Federal Election Commission for an Extension of its Exemption from Reporting Campaign Finances

Ballot Access News In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Socialist Workers Party is entitled to an exemption from reporting its campaign contributors, because the evidence showed that persons identified with the SWP were likely to be harassed. The Federal Election Commission has been exempting the SWP ever since. However, the FEC always … Continue reading Socialist Workers Party Asks Federal Election Commission for an Extension of its Exemption from Reporting Campaign Finances

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 … Continue reading Ten States Have Completed Vote Count

Socialist Alternative: Gary Johnson Is Not The Third Party Candidate You’re Looking For

(The following was originally published on the Socialist Alternative website.) With Hillary Clinton failing to provide a genuine voice for the 99% against Donald Trump’s bigoted fake-populism, a left-wing third-party candidate like Jill Stein can act as an important pole of attraction for a section of workers and youth sick and tired of the status … Continue reading Socialist Alternative: Gary Johnson Is Not The Third Party Candidate You’re Looking For

Charges Against Kshama Sawant & Two Co-Defendants Dropped

Independent Political Report All charges against Councilmember Sawant, Reverend John Helmiere, and Alaska Airlines baggage handler Socrates Bravo were thrown out today as the judge heard the City of Seatac’s case and found it uncompelling. “The city decided to treat it like the crime of the century, yet could not prove their case,” remarked Dmitri … Continue reading Charges Against Kshama Sawant & Two Co-Defendants Dropped