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Oklahoma Says Americans Elect Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures

Published on March 29, 2012, by in General.

The Oklahoma State Board of Elections has determined that the Americans Elect petition for party status has enough valid signatures. This is the first time any newly-qualifying party has been recognized in Oklahoma since 2000. The Board says the Libertarian Party has 41,070 valid signatures, which is short of the legal requirement of 51,739. The

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Missouri Bill Advances, Would Require Presidential Nominees of Parties to Furnish Birth Certificate

Published on March 28, 2012, by in General.

On February 28, the Missouri House gave preliminary approval to HB 1046. The bill had passed the Rules Committee on March 8. It still hasn’t passed the House on third reading. It requires political parties to provide copies of birth certificates for their nominees for President and Vice-President. It also requires birth certificates for declared

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Ohio Libertarian Polled Enough Write-in Votes in Primary to Qualify for U.S. Senate in November

Published on March 28, 2012, by in General.

John Fockler, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, has received at least 750 write-in votes in the March 6, 2012 Libertarian primary, and probably over 800. He needed 500 write-ins to qualify to be listed on the November ballot. The election night primary returns had shown him with only 407, but election night returns

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Americans Elect to Submit Tennessee Petition on March 29

Published on March 28, 2012, by in General.

Americans Elect says it is about to submit approximately 72,000 signatures to election officials in Tennessee. The turn-in will be Thursday, March 29. See this story. The other qualified parties in Tennessee are Democratic, Republican, Green, and Constitution. The latter two got on the ballot by winning a lawsuit. The state is appealing the lawsuit

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Ohio Senate Passes Bill that Moves New Party Petition Deadline Back to November of Year Before Election

Published on March 28, 2012, by in General.

On March 28, the Ohio Senate passed SB 295 by 23-10. It repeals last year’s omnibus election law. Last year’s omnibus election law had moved the petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties from 120 days, to 90 days, before the primary. That was the 2011 session’s attempt to create a constitutional deadline for newly-qualifying parties. If

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Hawaii Green Party Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures

Published on March 28, 2012, by in General.

The Hawaii Office of Elections has determined that the Green Party petition has enough valid signatures. As a result, the Green Party is now safely on the ballot in Hawaii for 2012 through 2022. Hawaii says when a party has been on the ballot in three elections in a row, it is then automatically on

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