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Tucson Republicans Succeed in Nominating a Mayoral Candidate on Write-in Votes

Published on August 30, 2011, by in General.

On August 30, Tucson, Arizona, held partisan primaries for Mayor and other city office. No one had filed to be on the Republican ballot for Mayor, but a write-in candidate polled enough votes to be nominated. The only party with at least two candidates on the ballot for Mayor was the Green Party. See this

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Constitution Party Nominee in South Carolina Special Legislative Election Polls 16% in Two-Party Race

Published on August 30, 2011, by in General.

On August 30, South Carolina held a special election to fill the vacancy in the State House, tenth district. Constitution Party nominee Dave Ballard polled 16.0%; his only opponent, Republican Joshua Putnam, polled 84.0%. See this story.

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U.S. District Court Strikes Down Nebraska Ban on Out-of-State Petitioners

Published on August 30, 2011, by in General.

On August 30, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon issued opinions in two closely related cases, Bernbeck v Gale, 4:10cv-3001, and Citizens in Charge v Gale, 4:09cv-3255. In the Citizens in Charge case, the judge struck down the Nebraska law that bans out-of-state circulators, but upheld a state law that says all petitions must carry

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California Superior Court Dismisses Intra-American Independent Party Lawsuit

Published on August 30, 2011, by in General.

On August 23, a California Superior Court Judge in Solano County dismissed the lawsuit King v Robinson, FCS034452. This is the lawsuit over which faction in the California American Independent Party represents the party. The faction that is allied with the national Constitution Party had filed the lawsuit. That faction is now free to appeal,

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Pennsylvania State Senator Charged with Tampering with Evidence

Published on August 30, 2011, by in General.

Pennsylvania State Senator Jane Orie has been charged with tampering with evidence, and faces sixteen felony charges. She also still faces a retrial in charges filed last year, in which the prosecutor believes state employees worked on her re-election campaign on state time. See this story. Orie has been a Pennsylvania state legislator since she

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U.S. District Court in New Jersey Sets September 1 Hearing in Carl Lewis Ballot Lawsuit

Published on August 30, 2011, by in General.

A U.S. District Court in Camden will hold another hearing in Lewis v Guadagno on Thursday, September 1. See this story. The issue is whether Carl Lewis should be on the November 8, 2011 ballot as the Democratic nominee for State Senate, 8th district.

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