Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Some Montana Green Party Nominees File Federal Lawsuit To Get Party Back on the Ballot

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On August 11, some Montana Green Party nominees filed a federal lawsuit to get themselves and their party back on the Montana general election ballot. The party was removed last week by a state trial court. The plaintiff-candidates are Gary Marbut, running for State Senate; and Royal Davis, running for Attorney General. Davis v Stapleton, 6:20cv-62. The case is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Dana L. Christensen, an Obama appointee. Here is the Complaint.

The party was removed because even though it had enough signatures statewide, it lacked enough signatures in one legislative district. The new federal lawsuit does not complain about the unequal distribution requirement. The Montana Green Party has a separate lawsuit pending in the Ninth Circuit against the distribution requirement.

The Montana Green Party had its own primary this year before it had been removed from the ballot. The new lawsuit depends on due process, and on concern for the voting rights of the voters who voted in the Green Party primary this year. Thanks to Rick Hasen for this news.

Alaska Elections Division Determines that Constitution Party Presidential Petition is Valid

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On August 11, the Alaska Elections Division determined that the Constitution Party’s presidential petition has enough valid signatures.

Monday, August 10, 2020

From Lake County to the Libertarian ticket: Presidential candidate says both sides want change

Grayslake native Jo Jorgensen will represent the Libertarian Party on the November presidential ballot.

by Marni Pike, Chicago Daily Herald

Legalize all recreational drugs, let individuals decide about wearing face masks and end all foreign military entanglements, Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen says.

That's the "issues" side of the candidate, who recalls some of her views taking shape as she was growing up in Grayslake, participating in 4H and marching in her high school band in the 1970s.

Jorgensen, 63, now lives in South Carolina and has a doctorate in industrial psychology, was a tech entrepreneur and teaches college students.

She dove into the 2020 race with Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden because "government's too big, too noisy, too intrusive. It hurts those it tries to help," she told the Daily Herald.

'Let her speak': Libertarians drive around NW Florida to bring awareness of third party

by Rebecka Castor, WEARTV

If you saw cars with purple and gold decorations driving through Northwest Florida Saturday, you may have seen members of the Libertarian party.

A convoy of supporters drove through Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties hoping to bring more awareness to third party candidate, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, ready to take the debate stage.

Jorgensen is running on the Libertarian values – less government, more freedom...

"We're out here today to let people know there is another candidate they can vote for that they might actually like and want to vote for,” said Libertarian party chairman in Santa Rosa County Spenser Gerber...

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Pennsylvania Democrats Challenge Statewide Green Party Petition

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Shortly before the deadline for Pennsylvania petition challenges, some Pennsylvania Democratic leaders filed a challenge to the statewide Green Party petition.

No one challenged the statewide Libertarian petition, but a challenge was filed to the party’s candidate for U.S. House, 12th district.

Petitioning groups in Pennsylvania no longer need to fear that if the challenges to their petitions are successful, that the petitioning groups will need to pay court costs.

Maine Says Rocky De La Fuente Has Enough Valid Signatures

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The Maine Secretary of State has determined that Rocky De La Fuente’s presidential petition is valid. His ballot label is “Alliance.”

Alaska Green Party Presidential Petition is Valid

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The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that the Green Party presidential petition is valid.

Jo Jorgensen Maine Petition is Valid

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The Maine petition to get Jo Jorgensen on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for president has enough signatures, according to the Secretary of State. This makes it moderately likely that she will be on the ballot in all 51 jurisdictions that have electoral votes. Thanks to Bill Redpath for this news.