Monthly Archives: September 2012

California Governor Vetoes Bill to Outlaw Paying Registration Drive Workers on a Per-Registration Card Basis

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 145, the bill to outlaw paying voter registration drive workers on a per-registration card basis. Here is his veto message. He had vetoed a similar bill last year. Thanks to Kevin Takenaga for this news.

California Governor Vetoes Bill to Require Initiatives in Multiple Languages

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 1233, which would have required that the text of initiative petitions be translated into languages other than English. Circulators would be required to have all versions of the text when they work. Here is his veto message.

September 2012 Ballot Access News Print Edition

Ballot Access News September 1, 2012 – Volume 28, Number 4 This issue was printed on yellow paper. Table of Contents MINOR PARTIES WIN BALLOT ACCESS FIGHTS IN 4 STATES VIRGINIA VICTORY OKLAHOMA AMERICANS ELECT NOMINATES GARY JOHNSON, BUT STATE SAYS NO PENNSYLVANIA PETITION CHALLENGE 2012 PRIMARIES IN TOP-TWO STATES HIT RECORD LOWS LEGISLATIVE NEWS […]

Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson Will Participate in Democracy Now!'s Live Broadcast from Denver on October 3; Debate Interface Planned

The first Commission on Presidential Debates event this year is at the University of Denver, on Wednesday, October 3. The Obama-Romney debate starts at 7 pm Colorado time and runs 90 minutes, and covers domestic issues. That same evening, Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson will appear at a Democracy Now! live event at the Central […]

Salon Interviews Virgil Goode; Also Washington Post Story

On September 29, Salon posted this interesting interview with Virgil Goode. UPDATE: also, see this lengthy Washington Post story about his campaign.

Norwich Bulletin, Major Newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, Says Newspapers Should Treat All Candidates Equally

The Norwich Bulletin has this editorial, explaining that the newspaper’s policy is to invite all ballot-listed candidates to appear before its editorial board. The editorial also says that the media in general should treat all ballot-listed candidates equally, and that candidate debates should include all such candidates. The Norwich Bulletin is one of the two […]

Three Sponsors for the Commission on Presidential Debates Have Withdrawn

See this interesting post at Independent Political Report, which says that three of the ten sponsors for the Commission on Presidential Debates have withdrawn, due to protests that the Commission stifles free discourse by its restrictive invitation rules.