Several constitutional ballot access cases filed for the 2012 election are still pending. In Georgia, the ballot access case filed by the Green and Constitution Parties is undergoing discovery, in preparation for a trial. This case challenges the law on how minor party and independent presidential candidates get on the ballot. The state requires approximately
On Friday, October 9, supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig held a protest in New York city outside the building where CNN broadcasts. CNN is hosting the October 13 debate for Democrats, and so far is excluding Lessig, even though in some polls he is at 1%. There seems to be no news story
Dan Cantor, head of the New York Working Families Party, has this letter in the October 10 New York Times. Cantor defends fusion, the practice of letting two parties jointly nominate the same candidate.
New California Poll Shows Two Democrats Will Likely Place First and Second in June 2016 Senate Primary
On October 9, a Field Poll was released for the U.S. Senate race in California. The results are here. The two strongest Democratic candidates are at 30% and 17%. The strongest Republican is at 9%. If these results persist, it is likely that if the California election system is not changed, in November 2016 California
On October 9, a Florida state trial court released an opinion that recommends new U.S. House districts. The plan won’t be final until the Florida Supreme Court reviews the plan. See this story, which has a map. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.
Intrepid Reporter Lee Prince Sets Out to Interview All Declared Presidential Candidates with a Web Presence
Lee Prince has set out to interview and record interviews with everyone who is running for President and who has a website. He has already done 48 interviews and the number grows daily. Here is a list of the candidates interviewed, with links to those interviews.