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Nebraska Secretary of State Reveals Names of Presidential Primary Candidates for Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians

Published on February 29, 2012, by in General.

On February 29, the Nebraska Secretary of State said he will place these names on presidential primary ballots: Republican: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum. Democratic: President Obama. Libertarian: Roger Gary, R. J. Harris, Gary Johnson, Carl Person, Bill Still, R. Lee Wrights. Anyone who doesn’t wish to be listed may remove his

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Michigan Special Legislative Election Results

Published on February 29, 2012, by in General.

On February 28, Michigan held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 51st district, in Genesee County. The results: Republican 53.41%; Democratic 42.42%; Green 4.17%. The Green Party nominee was Cary Neuville-Justice. Genesee County contains the city of Flint. When this seat was last filled, in November 2010, the vote had been:

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Maine Governor, Legislature May Change Filing Deadline for Primary Candidates

Published on February 29, 2012, by in General.

According to this story, Maine Governor Paul LePage and Maine legislative leaders are seriously thinking of passing a bill quickly to postpone the March 15 primary filing date for candidates. As noted in the post below, the motivation is that Senator Olympia Snowe’s surprise declaration that she won’t run for re-election will make it difficult

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Jill Stein Wins Arizona Green Presidential Primary

Published on February 29, 2012, by in General.

On February 28, Arizona conducted a presidential primary for the Green Party. The results: Jill Stein 350, Kent Mesplay 40, Michael Oatman 37, Richard Grayson 35, Gary Swing 30, Gerard Davis 14. Only registered Greens were eligible to vote in this presidential primary. The Green Party has approximately 5,000 registered members in Arizona. Obviously, the

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Olympia Snowe Retirement from U.S. Senate Puts Maine Ballot Access in the News

Published on February 29, 2012, by in General.

On February 28, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine said she will not run for re-election this year. The announcement was a surprise. Candidates in Maine face burdensome petitions to get themselves on primary ballots. Candidates for U.S. Senate need 2,000 signatures of party members, due March 15. This story explains that even Republicans and

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Utah Legislative Committee Won't Pass National Popular Vote Bill, But Recommends Further Study

Published on February 29, 2012, by in General.

On February 29, the Utah House Government Operations Committee suspended HB 509, the National Popular Vote Plan bill. However, the bill was technically not defeated, and committee members recommended that the issue receive further study. See this story.