Monthly Archives: September 2008

California Governor Vetoes National Popular Vote Bill

On the evening of September 30, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed SB 37, the National Popular Vote Plan bill. His veto message said the voters should vote on the idea.

Georgia U.S. Senate Poll

A SurveyUSA poll released on September 30 shows that no candidate has majority support in the Georgia U.S. Senate race. The poll shows: Saxby Chambliss (Rep.) 46%, Jim Martin (Dem.) 44%, Allen Buckley (Libt.) 5%, undecided 5%.

Networks, AP, Sue Minnesota over Restriction on Exit Pollsters

On September 29, the Associated Press, the TV networks, and the Edison-Mitofsky Company sued the Minnesota Secretary of State over a law passed this year that bars exit pollsters within 100 feet of any building which houses a polling station. Minnesota is the only state with such a restriction on exit pollsters. The exit polling […]

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Bill That Eliminated Some Discrimination Against Communist Party Members

Late on the evening of September 29, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed SB 1322, which would have removed some of the old unconstitutional laws on the books that discriminate against present and past members of the Communist Party. However, his office has not yet put out a press release, so his veto message is not […]

North Carolina Public Policy Poll for President, U.S. Senate

Public Policy Polling released a North Carolina poll on September 29. For president, the results are: Obama 47%, McCain 45%, Barr 3%, undecided 5%. For U.S. Senate, Kay Hagan (Dem.) 46%, Elizabeth Dole (Rep.) 38%, Christopher Cole 6% (Libt.), undecided 10%. For more details, see here. Thanks to DailyKos for the link.

New Mexico Secretary of State Misinformation Robs the Green and Libertarian Parties of Their Place on Income Tax Check-Off

The New Mexico Green Party has been continuously ballot-qualified since 1992, and the New Mexico Libertarian Party has been continuously ballot-qualified since it completed its last party petition in late 2005. Under New Mexico’s Tax Code, section 7-2-31, all qualified parties (whether qualified minor parties, or qualified major parties) should be listed on the state […]

U.S. Supreme Court Asks Louisiana To Respond to Barr Appeal

On September 29, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia asked the Louisiana Secretary of State to respond to the Libertarian Party’s request for an injunction to put Bob Barr on the ballot. The state’s response is due Wednesday afternoon, and then the Libertarian Party may respond by Friday. The original filing in the U.S. Supreme […]