Monthly Archives: November 2004

High Court Refuses to Hear Write-In Case

On November 29, the US Supreme Court refused to hear the Terry Baum case, Baum v Superior Court, no. 04-416. The issue is whether write-ins should count if the voter didn’t check the box next to the name that the voter had just written in. The case originated in the Green Party congressional primary in […]

Libertarian Party Candidate Wins Partisan Run-Off in Georgia

Last night, a Libertarian Party nominee won an important county partisan election in Georgia. Ben Brandon won the run-off election for Dade County Executive. He beat the Republican candidate 1,614 to 845. Brandon received 33% of the vote in the November 2 election for the partisan office. The Republican candidate received 40% and the Democrat […]

Georgia Libertarian in Run-Off for Partisan Office

The Georgia Libertarian Party candidate for Dade County Executive is in a run-off election Tuesday, November 23. Ben Brandon received 33% of the vote in the November 2 election for the partisan office. The Republican candidate received 40% and the Democrat received 27%. This is the first time Dade County voters are electing a County […]

Victory in NY Party Registration Lawsuit

Today the 2nd circuit affirmed a 2003 decision of a US District Court, and agreed that New York state must let voters register as members of parties that are not qualified parties. Green Party of NY v NY State Bd. of Elections. Now, parties that manage to place a statewide nominee on the ballot will […]

Badnarik, Cobb Campaigns Raise Money for Full Ohio Presidential Recount

Ohio will have a full recount of all Presidential votes, thanks to Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party. The two Presidential candidates raised the required $150,000 fee to order the recount. Badnarik and Cobb said they aren’t trying to overturn President Bush’s 136,000-vote victory in Ohio, but just […]

Judge Refuses to Stop Vote Count in San Diego Mayor's Race, Write-In Challenger Maintains Slim Lead

Retired Imperial County Court Judge refused to halt the vote count in the San Diego mayor’s race, a victory for a maverick city councilwoman who has mounted a surprisingly strong write-in campaign. The retired Imperial County judge took over the case after all 124 members of the San Diego Superior Court bench were recused because […]

Libertarian Party Elects Arizona Superior Court Judge, 20 Other Candidates

Maricopa Superior Court Judge John Buttrick won approval for retention of his seat with 73% of the vote. Buttrick is a well-known Libertarian Party activist who was appointed to the bench in 2001. This was his first election after his appointment. He had been challenged by several lawyers coming before his as “biased” for his […]