On May 30, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson, a Carter appointee, upheld Alabama’s June 6 petition deadline for minor parties and non-presidential independents. Swanson v Worley, 2:02cv644-T. The decision is only 7 pages long, and doesn’t even mention the … Continue reading
May 30 is the Texas deadline for minor party petitions this year. The Texas Green Party worked very hard, but only collected 26,584 signatures, so they won’t be on the Texas ballot this year. 45,253 are required this year.
On May 30, the California Assembly passed AB 2948, by a vote of 42-25. AB 2948 is the bill being introduced around the U.S., in various state legislatures, that sets up an interstate compact. The compact would only go into … Continue reading
Ironically, in the same year in which Ohio and Pennsylvania Democrats took advantage of the ability to win primaries by write-in votes, Tennessee Democrats were making it more difficult for anyone to be nominated by write-in votes at primaries. On … Continue reading
Pennsylvania held primaries for the Democratic and Republican Parties on May 16. In both the 9th U.S. House district, and the 15th U.S. House district, no Democrat had appeared on the primary ballot. However, in both districts, a Democrat received … Continue reading
On May 26, the Minneapolis city council voted 11-1 to ask voters whether to amend the city charter to use Instant Runoff-Voting. The question will be on the November 2006 ballot. … Continue reading