On January 31, Mayor Bloomberg said not only that he is not a candidate for president, but that he will not become a candidate for president. See this story. Thanks to Thomas Jones.
On January 25, the Ron Paul campaign filed a complaint with the Louisiana Republican Party over the confusion in the party’s caucus procedures. See this story. Thanks to Steve Rankin.
The Reform Institute, associated somewhat with U.S. Senator John McCain, released “Presidential Ballot Access: A State by State Scorecard” on January 30. The 70-page report can be seen here. The Report condemns restrictive ballot access laws, and for that, it is praiseworthy. Unfortunately, the state-by-state pages are massively inaccurate. The only accurate pages are for
On January 29, the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee defeated SB 52, the National Popular Vote Plan bill. Thanks to Ed Still for this news.
On January 23, the Missouri House Urban Education Reform Committee passed HB 1310. On January 30, the Missouri House Rules Committee also passed it. It requires independent candidates, for all office, to file a declaration of candidacy in March of election years. Since the bill does not exempt presidential independents, it is unconstitutional under both
New Hampshire Bill Would Make it More Difficult for Write-in Candidates in Primary to Get a Party Nomination
Current New Hampshire law permits write-ins in primaries. The law also says that any write-in candidate in a primary who gets the most votes for a particular office, and who gets at least 10 write-ins, is nominated. HB 1204 would raise that to a minimum of 35 write-in votes. Although it may sound trivial to