Level the Playing Field and Other Debate Plaintiffs Ask U.S. District Court to Order FEC to Act Against Commission on Presidential Debates

Ballot Access News On May 26, Level the Playing Field, Peter Ackerman, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein filed this amended complaint, asking that the court order the Federal Election Commission to require the Commission on Presidential Debates to revise its debate invitation criteria. The case is Level the Playing Field v FEC, U.S. District Court, …

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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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Jesse Walker: Election Do-Over Poll Shows Gains for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein; No sign of third-party regrets

by Jesse Walker of Reason.com If the people who participated in last year's election could do it all again, Donald Trump would win the popular vote this time—but he wouldn't actually get more support than before. Instead, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, many Hillary Clinton voters would now stay home or back …

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Bernie Sanders, Evan McMullin, and Jill Stein All Set New Records for Write-in Totals in Various States

Ballot Access News In many states, a new record was set this year for write-in presidential candidates. Probably if all states would count all their presidential write-ins, new records would have been set in virtually all states that allow write-ins. Bernie Sanders set records in three states that counted his write-ins: in California he got …

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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; …

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Jill Stein Files Federal Lawsuit over Pennsylvania Recount

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 …

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Eleventh Circuit Sets Oral Argument in Green – Constitution Party Lawsuit Over Number of Signatures for President

Ballot Access News The Eleventh Circuit will hear Green Party of Georgia v Kemp, 16-11689, in Atlanta, on Thursday, January 26, 2017. This is the case in which the U.S. District Court invalidated Georgia’s petition requirement, 1% of the number of registered voters, for president. The U.S. District Court said there was no reason for …

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