Category General

Hearing Set in Oakland, California, in Minor Party Case Against Top-Two Primary System

A Superior Court in Alameda County, California, will hear arguments in Rubin v Bowen, RG 11-605-301, on October 9, 2012, in Oakland, California. This is the lawsuit filed last year by the Peace & Freedom, Libertarian, and Alameda County Green Parties against Proposition 14, the top-two open primary law passed in June 2010.

The Guardian, Important British Newspaper, Carries Glenn Greenwald Commentary on U.S. Presidential Debates

The Guardian, a leading newspaper in Great Britain, has this perceptive column about the U.S. general election presidential debates, written by Glenn Greenwald. Thanks to Rick Kissell for the link.

Americans Elect Spent $11,316,047 on Ballot Access in 2010 and 2011

According to the Americans Elect Mission Report, published this year, the organization spent $1,157,723 for ballot access in 2010, and $10,158,324 in 2011. Those total $11,316,047. The report does not have the 2012 figure. Americans Elect eventually qualified itself in 29 states. The last state in which it qualified was Oregon. It had collected signatures […]

Michigan Secretary of State Must Appear in Federal Court

According to this story, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman has affirmed his original order that Michigan Secretary of State appear in court. The case involves her directive concerning whether voters at the polls should be required to check a checkbox that says the voter is a citizen.

John Andrews, at Daily Kos, Gives High Praise to Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson Debate Performance

John Andrews, writing for Daily Kos, here gives high praise to Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson for their answers to the presidential debate questions on the evening of October 3.

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson May Be Required to Appear in U.S. District Court

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson may be required to appear in U.S. District Court in Detroit, according to this story. The lawsuit involves a checkbox that asks voters who sign in at the polls to indicate that they are citizens. The U.S. District Court Judge who is hearing this case is Judge Paul Borman, […]

Link to Democracy Now Three Hour Version of the Presidential Debate, Including Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson

Democracy Now! web page has a link to the “three-hour” presidential debate, which includes Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson. The reason it is twice as long as the Commission on Presidential Debates is that the format paused the CPD debate and gave equal time to the two minor party presidential candidates who attended the Democracy […]