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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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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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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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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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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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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Update on Free and Equal CU Boulder Debate From Christina Tobin

(The following was posted to Facebook by Free and Equal Elections founder, Christina Tobin.) "UPDATE: The People's Presidential Debate at CU-Boulder on Oct. 25th: Darrell Castle of the The Constitution Party, Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Independent, of the Reform and American Delta Party, and Gloria La Riva of Party for Socialism and Liberation - …

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