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
Ballot Access News The New York Conservative Party, which has been ballot-qualified longer than any other party in the U.S. (other than the Democratic and Republican Parties) has mixed results in the 2016 election. For president it polled for its nominee Donald Trump 3.81%, which was the best percentage for the party for president since … Continue reading New York Conservative Party Had Mixed Success in 2016 Election
Ballot Access News The Washington Secretary of State has denied qualified status to the Libertarian Party on the grounds that Gary Johnson did not get as much as 5% of the vote, when write-ins for president are included. However, Johnson got 5.01% of the presidential vote if write-ins are not included. The official election returns … Continue reading Washington State Certificate of Ascertainment Does Not Include Any Reference to Presidential Write-ins
Ballot Access News On December 5, Jim Byrne told the press that he has left the Republican Party and joined the Libertarian Party. He is an elected County Board member for Kankakee County, Illinois. The county has partisan elections for County Board. The board now has 21 Republicans, 6 Democrats, and one Libertarian. He was … Continue reading Illinois County Legislator Changes Parties from Republican to Libertarian
Ballot Access News Shortly after midnight on the night of December 4-5, U.S. District Court Judge Mark A. Goldsmith ordered Michigan to begin the recount on December 5.
Ballot Access News On December 5, Jill Stein filed in U.S. District Court to get a Pennsylvania recount. Here is the complaint. The case is Stein v Cortes, 2:16cv-6287. At the end of the business day on December 5, the only action had been a request by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to intervene in … Continue reading Jill Stein Files Federal Lawsuit over Pennsylvania Recount
Ballot Access News On Sunday, December 4, Austria held a presidential election. The same election had been held in May 2016 but the results were cancelled because of voting irregularities with postal ballots. However, the new election had the same result as the first election. Alexnaider Van Der Bellen, a member of the Green Party, … Continue reading Member of Green Party Again Wins Presidency of Austria
by Brian Farmer We Americans promised to “never forget” after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, but for the past seven years President Barack Hussein Obama and his allies have tried to persuade the nation that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is … Continue reading Constitution Party of Wisconsin: The Case for Restricting Muslim Immigration
Ballot Access News Joel Searby, campaign manager for Evan McMullin, has this interesting account of how the McMullin campaign was launched in the first week in August 2016.
Ballot Access News On December 2, the First Circuit upheld the New Hampshire law making it illegal to circulate the petition for party status during an odd year. Libertarian Party of New Hampshire v Gardner, 15-2068. The 30-page opinion says that no U.S. Court of Appeals has ever struck down a state ballot access law … Continue reading First Circuit Upholds New Hampshire Law, Making it Illegal to Circulate Petition for a New Party in Odd Years