On February 9, a lower state court issued an injunction, prohibiting the state from removing the Green Party from the ballot until after July 2006. This almost certainly means that the same court will eventually rule that the definition of … Continue reading
The California Supreme Court will hear the Proposition 60 case on March 8. Californians for an Open Primary v McPherson, S126780. This is the lawsuit over whether Prop. 60 is really part of the California Constitution. The voters passed it … Continue reading
On February 6, the 9th circuit heard arguments in Washington State’s appeal of the “top two” lawsuit. Last year, a US District Court had ruled that “top two” violates the First Amendment rights of association of political parties. The state … Continue reading
The Peace and Freedom Party was added back to the June primary ballot today, two days after the Secretary of State Bruce McPhersoner ruled the party didn’t have enough registered voters to qualify. McPherson had stunned observers when he invented … Continue reading
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.