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Two Important Illinois Newspapers Condemn Illinois Ballot Access Laws
The News-Gazette of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, has this editorial, criticizing Illinois ballot access laws. The Chicago Sun-Times has this editorial.
Daily Kos Elections Weekly Open Thread: What races are you interested in?
The Guess Who -- "It's My Pride"
With No Deal in Congress on Border, Obama Says He?ll ?Act Alone?
President Obama says he'll act alone on immigration in light of the inability of the House and Senate to agree on his request for money to help deal with the crisis on the southern border.
President Obama?s Tortured Use of the Word ?Folks? Creates Buzz
President Barack Obama sparked a Twitter squall Friday when he said the U.S. had ?tortured some folks? in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, highlighting the president?s long-standing tortured use of the word folks.
[LP-Statechairs] Know of Libertarian candidates polling high in your state?
From an email posted to LP-Statechairs by Carla Howell four days ago. I don’t know if she is still looking for this info, but please post it in the comments here regardless of whether she is or not:
A number of Libertarians have been reported in national news as polling exceptionally high this election year:
If there are any others in your state, or that you know of, polling exceptionally well in independent polls ? at any level of government ? please advise.… Read more ...
Open thread for LNC discussions and updates: August 2014
This is the thread for our readers to discuss the latest news from and about the LNC. I meant to write up the main points of what happened since I posted the last one of these last month, and one of our other writers still can if so inclined, but I don’t have the time and energy to do it and besides, the main point of these posts is the comment section anyway, so here you go…have at it.… Read more ...
Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff?.just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...
Joshua Fauver: A Diagnosis and Prescription for America?s Economic Crisis
One of the more pressing matters facing our nation today is inequality, specifically income inequality. I think that, perhaps, we have become numb to the word ?inequality?, which is a very frightening concept. Our great nation, this precious democracy, was founded on the principle that ?all men are created equal.? Therefore, it would seem to me that the gross inequality we see today is wholly incompatible with the principles upon which this great nation was founded.… Read more ...
From Ballot Access News:
On July 30, Theo Milonopoulos filed a federal lawsuit against California?s ban on write-in votes in the general election for Congress and partisan state office. Central district, 2:14cv-5973.
Milonopoulos filed as a declared write-in for U.S. House, 33rd district, for the June 2014 primary, but because his filing was a last-minute decision, he did not have time to campaign for write-in votes, and the Statement of Votes credits him with only one write-in at the primary.… Read more ...
Free & Equal: CA?s Top Two Primary Prevented Marianne Williamson from Winning Election
In 2010, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, with the help of an election law expert, Richard Winger, and many others, led an all-partisan nationwide effort against California?s Top Two Primary, also known as Proposition 14, because it was a hindrance to the ability of independent and alternative party candidates in getting elected.… Read more ...
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