Monthly Archives: November 2008

New Presidential Totals Posted Sunday, Nov. 30

The new totals for Nader, Barr, Baldwin and McKinney reflect changes (since the last totals were posted a week ago) in Alabama, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Special thanks to Michael Jose for getting the write-in votes for the declared write-in candidates in Maine. The […]

Alabama Presidential Write-ins

Alabama is a state that has write-in space on the November ballot for president, and which has no requirement that write-in presidential candidates who want their write-ins must file a declaration of write-in candidacy. However, traditionally, the Alabama Secretary of State has never included any write-ins in her official canvass of votes. But in 2006, […]

Christian Science Monitor Covers Controversy Over Obama Qualifications

The November 26 Christian Science Monitor has this article about the efforts of some to question Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for the link.

Lawsuit over Timing of Florida Presidential Primary May Become Class Action

Jon Ausman, the Florida Democratic state official who sued his own state in 2007 over its January presidential primary date, has asked the Court to transform his lawsuit into a class action. The class would be composed of all Democratic and Republican registered voters in Florida. The theory is that they are being injured by […]

Virginia Will Broadcast Meeting of its Presidential Electors

Virginia presidential electors, like all presidential electors, will meet in the State Capitol on Monday, December 15, to choose the president. This year Virginia will broadcast their meeting, and send a tape of the meeting to public schools. Also the meeting will be in a large room, so that some interested members of the public […]

Ancient U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Seems to Say Congress May Give D.C. a Voting Representative

In 1820, the U.S. Supreme Court issued Loughborough v Blake, 18 U.S. 317. It seems to suggest that the Court believed Congress is free to provide for a voting member for the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives. The case concerned whether Congress could tax residents of the District of Columbia. But […]

Idaho Republican Party Case Set for February 17 Argument

The oral argument in Idaho Republican Party v Ysursa will be held February 17, 2009, in U.S. District Court in Boise. The issue is whether the Constitution protects the right of the Republican Party to exclude outsiders from its primary. All the briefs should be submitted by mid-December. Thanks to Steve Rankin for this news.