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Two Florida Major Party Congressional Candidates Sue for Ballot Access

Published on May 30, 2008, by in General.

Two major party congressional candidates in Florida have sued the Florida Elections Division over ballot access. The two candidates had both been running active campaigns, for many months. They both submitted incomplete or incorrect paperwork, so both are being kept off primary ballots unless they win their lawsuits. The Democratic candidate is Professor Larry Byrnes,

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Washington Secretary of State Debates Democratic County Chair on "Top-Two"

Published on May 30, 2008, by in General.

Here is an account of a debate held May 28 between Washington’s Secretary of State, and the chair of the Whatcom County Democratic Party, over the “top-two” election system that will be tried for the first time in Washington state this year. Thanks to Steve Rankin.

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Washington Secretary of State Debates Democratic County Chair on “Top-Two”

Published on May 30, 2008, by in General.

Here is an account of a debate held May 28 between Washington’s Secretary of State, and the chair of the Whatcom County Democratic Party, over the “top-two” election system that will be tried for the first time in Washington state this year. Thanks to Steve Rankin.

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Anthony Pollina Will Run for Governor Despite Democratic Opposition

Published on May 29, 2008, by in General.

On May 29, Anthony Pollina, Vermont Progressive Party state chair, held a press conference to reiterate that he is still running for Governor. There had been speculation that he might bow out of the race and run for Lieutenant Governor instead, since the Democrats recently recruited a candidate for Governor.

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Ohio Legal News

Published on May 29, 2008, by in General.

1. The Ohio Libertarian Party will file its lawsuit, alleging that it is a qualified party, between June 2 and June 6. 2. The Ohio Secretary of State has decided to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to restore Ohio’s law, making it illegal for anyone to pay initiative circulators on a per-signature basis. The brief

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Leading Massachusetts Republican May Have Ballot Access Woes

Published on May 28, 2008, by in General.

The Massachusetts Republican Party’s preferred candidate for U.S. Senate this year may have failed to gather the needed 10,000 valid signatures to place his name on the Republican primary ballot. See this story. The candidate is Jim Ogonowski. He is 82 signatures short, except that there may be some additional signatures for him still in

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