On January 27, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that minor technical problems with petitions should not keep candidates off the ballot. The Court ordered two candidates for Judge of the Criminal Appeals court onto the Republican primary ballot. In re … Continue reading
On January 27 (Friday), late in the day, U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson declared unconstitutional the ballot access requirements for candidates seeking a place on major party primaries, for the office of Delegate to Judicial Nominating Conventions. The law … Continue reading
On January 24, Ralph Nader asked the entire 6th circuit to rehear his ballot access case against Michigan. The issue is whether the Secretary of State should have placed him on the ballot as the Reform Party nominee in 2004. … Continue reading
Owners of a Utah coal mine sued the Militant (newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party) for libel last year. The case is in federal court in Salt Lake City. The hearing set for January 25 was postponed until February 17. … Continue reading
On January 31, the New Hampshire House Elections Law Committee will hold a hearing on HB 1385, which would lower the vote test for the definition of “party”, from a vote of 4% for Governor or US Senator, to a … Continue reading
On January 25, former Republican legislator Andrew Halcro announced that he will run for Governr of Alaska as an independent this year.