This article by Timothy Noah, which appears in The New Republic, is an unusually clear article about campaign finance in federal elections. It illustrates that large for-profit corporations have generally not spent money commenting on candidates for federal office, even though Citizens United v FEC permits them to do so. The article explains that the
Guam Governor Vetoes Bill that Required Candidates to Poll 4% in Primary in Order to Advance to General Election
On March 27, Guam Governor Eddie Calvo, a Republican, vetoed Bill 413, a comprehensive re-write of the election code. One of the provisions that the Governor objects to is one that says no candidate in the primary may advance to the general election ballot unless he or she polls 4% of the primary vote, or
On March 30, Nebraska LB 1035 passed the Senate on second reading. This is the bill to make it easier for a party to remain on the ballot. Currently, it must pass the 5% vote test every two years. The bill says that when a party passes the 5% vote test, it is then ballot-qualified
British Minor Party, the Respect Party, Wins a Surprise Victory for House of Commons in Special Election
On Marcy 29, Great Britain held a special election to fill a vacant seat in the House of Commons in Bradford, a city in Yorkshire. In a surprise, the Respect Party won the seat with over 50% of the vote. The ballot had 8 parties listed. The special election was needed because the Labour incumbent
On March 29, the Green Party and the Constitution Party jointly filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, alleging that the New Mexico deadline for petitions to qualify a party is too early. That deadline is the first Tuesday of April, which this year is April 3. Here is the complaint. The case is Constitution
According to this story, the Black caucus of the Green Party has endorsed Roseanne Barr for the party’s presidential nomination.