Monthly Archives: January 2012

Link to Florida Republican Presidential Primary Results

See here for the Florida Secretary of State’s web page, with results for all nine candidates who were listed on the ballot.

Virginia Supreme Court Won't Block Lawsuit Challenging Legislature's U.S. House Districting Plan

On January 31, the Virginia Supreme Court refused to derail the lawsuit filed to invalidate the legislature’s U.S. House redistricting plan. The lower state court had said that the plaintiffs have standing. They are charging that the legislature can’t draw U.S. House districts, because the state constitution says the redistricting must be done in the […]

Texas Redistricting Blog Says April 17 is More Likely for Texas Primary than April 3

Texas Redistricting blog here says that an April 17 primary for Texas is more likely than an April 3 primary. If the primary does indeed get moved to April 17, independent presidential candidates will only have 27 days to collect 80,778 valid signatures of voters who didn’t vote in the primaries. It is conceivable that […]

New National Voter Registration Data Shows Very Little Change Compared to October 2010

All 29 states (as well as the District of Columbia) that have registration by party have now released fairly current registration data. The new data in all cases is as of September 2011, October 2011, November 2011, December 2011, or January 2012. National totals show Democrats with 42.64% of the registered voters in those states, […]

Libertarian and Green Parties File Lawsuit Against Oklahoma's March 1 Petition Deadline for New Parties

On January 31, the Oklahoma Libertarian Party, and the Oklahoma Green Party, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the Oklahoma petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. The 2011 session of the legislature moved that deadline from May 1 to March 1. The case is called Libertarian Party of Oklahoma et al v Zeriax. The […]

Tacoma News-Tribune Carries Op-Ed Explaining Impact of Top-Two on Voter Choices in November

The January 31 Tacoma News-Tribune has this op-ed by John S. Mills, explaining that the Washington state top-two system has given voters greatly restricted choice in Washington state general elections. Mills focuses on the disappearance of minor party candidates from the November ballot. Although his op-ed does not say so, minor party or independent candidates […]

Kentucky Presidential Primary Filing Closes

On January 31, the Kentucky presidential primary ballots were set. The Republican ballot will list Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and uncommitted. The Democratic ballot will list President Obama and uncommitted. Presidential candidates get on Kentucky primary ballots by presenting evidence that they are on the ballot in at least 20 other […]