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Illinois State Board of Elections wants to continue challenge of third-party ballot access

SPRINGFIELD (Capitol News Illinois) — Illinois’ chief election authority told a federal appeals court Monday it wants to continue its appeal of looser election rules for third-party candidates. If an appeals court agrees, the matter is unlikely to be settled before the July 20 petition filing deadline granted by Rebecca Pallmeyer, chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois. She extended the cutoff established by statute in response to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s election rules during […]

todayJuly 7, 2020


EDITORIAL: Ballot access campaigns for alternative parties are about to become much harder

(Heartland Newsfeed) -- As each state is slowly making restrictions on events with attendance over a specific threshold as the result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, those restrictions have a wide-spreading impact on alternative parties wishing to gain ballot access on the general election ballot in November. Thursday, a joint press release was pushed out jointly by Libertarian Party of Iowa chairman Mike Conner, Jr. and Iowa Green Party co-chair Erin Young regarding COVID-19 and how this will impact their candidate […]

todayMarch 13, 2020

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Libertarian National Committee chooses Austin as host of 2020 national convention

NEW ORLEANS (Heartland Newsfeed) -- The Libertarian National Committee convened in New Orleans, the host of the 2018 national convention, last Sunday to decide the host city of their next national convention. According to a report on Richard Winger's Ballot Access News, the committee chose to hold their 2020 national convention and presidential nomination in the Lone Star State -- in the city of Austin. According to the report, no other political party, major or minor, has set a location […]

todayDecember 17, 2017 1

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