On June 9, the 7th circuit held its hearing in Lee v Illinois State Board of Elections. This case challenges Illinois law that requires an independent candidate for legislature to submit a petition signed by 10% of the last vote … Continue reading
On June 6, California held a non-partisan statewide election for Superintendent of Public Instruction. There were 5 candidates: one Republican, one Green, and three Democrats. The incumbent, Jack O’Connell, a former Democratic state legislator, was re-elected with 52.1% of the … Continue reading
On June 8, the Pierce County, Washington, County Charter Review Commission voted to put Instant-Runoff Voting on a future ballot for a public vote. Pierce County is the state’s 2nd most populous county, and contains Tacoma.
The Texas Democratic Party recently filed a lawsuit in Texas state court to prevent the Republican Party from nominating a new candidate for US House, 22nd district. Texas Democratic Party v Benkiser, Austin district court, 06-2089. On June 8, the … Continue reading
On June 3, the Maryland Green Party announced its nominations for public office, including U.S. Senate. The nominee for U.S. Senate is Kevin Zeese, and he will appear as the Green Party candidate for that office in November. Although the … Continue reading
Both the 2nd circuit and the 7th circuit have oral arguments in ballot access cases this week of June 5-9. The 2nd circuit heard arguments in Lopez Torres v New York State Bd. of Elections on June 7, and the … Continue reading