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Zephyr Teachout Wins Again on Ballot Access

On August 20, a mid-level state court in New York agreed with the trial court that Zephyr Teachout should remain on the New York Democratic primary ballot. See this story. The issue was whether she has been a New York resident for the past five years. Thanks to Blair Bobier for the link.

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Washington Post Story Lists Instances of One Major Party Trying to Influence the Outcome of the Primary of the Other Major Party

Philip Bump has this list of instances when one major party, or its adherents, tried to determine the nominee of the other major party, via advertising. The examples cover the last twelve years, and are mostly gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. Bump also includes one U.S. House race, and one presidential race, the Democratic contest

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Alabama Ballot Access Lawsuit on Special Elections Transferred from One Judge to Another

On August 20, the Alabama ballot access lawsuit Hall v Bennett was transferred from U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller to Judge Myron Thompson. This is the case on whether states must reduce the number of signatures, or extend the deadline, for independent candidates in special elections. The basis for arguing that the Constitution requires

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Alaska Holds Contested Primary for Libertarian, Alaskan Independence Parties

Alaska held primaries on August 19. For U.S. Senate, three Libertarians appeared on the ballot, and two members of the Alaskan Independence Party appeared on the ballot. Here is a link to the unofficial returns. The vote for the three Libertarians was: Thom M. Walker 2,588; Mark S. Fish 1,038; Scott Kohlhaas 560. Therefore, Walker

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Wyoming Democrats Nominate Non-Resident for U.S. House

On August 19, Wyoming held primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties. Richard Grayson, the only name on the Democratic primary ballot for U.S. House, was nominated with 14,207 votes. Only 190 write-ins were cast for that office in the Democratic primary. Here are the unofficial results. Richard Grayson has residences in Arizona and New

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Independent Party of Connecticut Nomines Tom Foley, who is Also the Republican Nominee, for Governor

On August 19, the Independent Party of Connecticut nominated Tom C. Foley for Governor. Foley is also the Republican nominee for Governor. See this story. The nomination was made by party meeting. See this story. Thanks to Timothy McKee for the link.