The January 31 hearing in the New Hampshire House Election Law Committee went very well. Everyone who testified was in favor of the bill, or else was neutral (the Secretary of State was neutral). The bill would lower the vote … Continue reading
The chief counsel to the Elections Division of the California Secretary of State has indicated that the office still hasn’t made a final decision about the Peace & Freedom Party.
Congressman David Obey’s public funding of congressional campaigns bill is HR 4694. Nominees of parties that had averaged 25% of the vote for US House in that district (over the last two elections) would get full public funding. Also, independent … Continue reading
Bruce McPherson, California Secretary of State, has finally determined to remove the Peace & Freedom Party (see post below). However, he won’t release his reasoning. Presumably, he argues that the precedents that show his interpretation is wrong (those from 1998, … Continue reading
Billionaire Tom Golisano said on January 31 that he will not run for Governor of New York this year. He had been the Independence Party’s candidate in 1994, 1998 and 2002. He had changed his registration to “Republican” and most … Continue reading
The California Secretary of State, Bruce McPherson, seems to be on the verge of reversing 75 years of precedent, and ruling that a party that first qualified in a presidential election year cannot be on the following gubernatorial election ballot … Continue reading