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Category: 2009 Winter/Spring Elections

Highlights of Illinois Green Party November 2008 election

Highlights of Illinois Green Party November 2008 election

† A total of 52 candidates ran for office on the Green Party ticket. Ten candidates ran for U.S. Congress, received votes ranging from 6,654 to 22,309 with percentages ranging from 2.1 percent to 7.9 percent. †Jason Wallace received the most votes and Omar Lopez received the highest percentage. Two candidates ran for State Senate: Tom Durkin, 12,640 votes at 19.2 percent of the vote with one opponent, and John Basco, 6.591 votes at 6.9 percent with two opponents. Seven…

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Greens in Maine make strides on Election Day

Greens in Maine make strides on Election Day

† Many candidates garner more than 25 percent of the vote by Maine Green Independent Party Green candidates running for state office did well at the final tally in the 2008 elections. The Maine Green Independent Party ran six candidates for the state House of Representatives, three candidates for State Senate, and one candidate for county office. The party also ran candidates for school committee and city council in Portland. Four of the six candidates for the state house received…

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Five mystery candidates in Florida – Part II

Five mystery candidates in Florida – Part II

† Suspicious Greens show need for Instant Runoff Voting by Barbara Rodgers-Hendricks, Green Party of Florida What happened to the five mystery candidates in Florida? †Answer: They revealed themselves as GOP Moles. Not legally, but an objective observer could certainly draw that conclusion. Here’s the story. To recall, five young persons filed as candidates for the Florida legislature by changing their party registrations at the last minute and paying the filing fee. They registered as Green, but were unknown to…

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Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition

Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition

Green leads ballot access effort in Pennsylvania by Bob Small, Chair of the Green Party of Delaware County and delegate to the Green Party of the United States.† When it first met in late December 2004, the multi-party Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBAC) only agreed on one vital item: that Pennsylvania ballot access – which is so restrictive it is the only state ever cited in the annual Helsinki Report of voting rights – needed to be changed. †† The…

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