Monday, December 28, 2009

Miss. ballot deadline dispute lingers

28 December 2009

By Jack Elliot Jr.
Biloxi Sun Herald

"Heard the true story about the guy who wanted on the presidential ballot in Mississippi?

He sends his qualifying papers by taxi to the Mississippi secretary of state's office. The cab driver arrives at 5 p.m. on the day qualifying is to end. The office is closed. The cabbie leaves the papers on the doorstep.

The filing deadline is unmet, and the candidate's name is left off the ballot.

The candidate sues.

A year of legal wrangling later and Brian Moore is back at square one. He's the Socialist Party USA presidential candidate in 2008 who wanted to be on the Mississippi ballot as the Natural Law Party nominee..."

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fifth Circuit Says that Mississippi "10 Minutes Too Late" Case is Not Moot; Tells Lower Court to Settle the Issue

19 December 2009

by Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On December 18, the 5th circuit issued an opinion in Moore v Hosemann, 09-60272, the case filed by Socialist Party presidential candidate Brian Moore last year, when the Mississippi Secretary of State refused to accept his presidential elector paperwork because it was submitted at 5:10 p.m. on the filing deadline. The Secretary of State rejected the paperwork because it arrived ten minutes after he had closed his office. The building itself was still open, so the paperwork had been left at the door of the Secretary of State's office..."

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Ten Minutes Too Late to File" Case Argued in 5th Circuit

04 November 2009

by Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"On November 4, the 5th circuit heard arguments in Moore v Hosemann, 09-60272, the case that arose in 2008 when presidential elector declarations of candidacy for Brian Moore were turned in to the Mississippi Secretary of State at 5:10 p.m. The office was still open, but the Secretary of State said they were ten minutes too late. Brian Moore was the Socialist Party presidential candidate, although in Mississippi he had been nominated by the Natural Law Party, a ballot-qualified party..."

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meet the candidates: Greg Pason

28 October 2009

By Michael Symons
Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)

"Socialist Party USA gubernatorial candidate Greg Pason says he has the left wing of the political spectrum all to himself in this election....Even so, Pason — the national secretary of the Socialist Party and a board member for a workers’ rights group — has no illusions about his chances of winning. He’s running — and running and running, year after year — to push his party’s platform to anyone who’ll listen...."

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Socialist Party Gubernatorial Candidate video interview

18 September 2009

Greg Pason, Socialist Party candidate for Governor of New Jersey, was interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers on 16 September 2009.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Socialist gubernatorial candidate Pason chafes at Obama labeling

03 August 2009

By Max Pizarro

"Greg Pason of Maywood finds it amusing when right-wing shock jocks pejoratively call President Barack Obama a socialist.

'It just indicates how far to the right this country has moved for Obama to be classified that way," says Pason. "He doesn't even support single-payer health care...'"

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Jersey Democrat Challenges Socialist Party Petition

04 July 2009

By Richard Winger
Ballot Access News

"The Socialist Party's only candidate for the legislature in New Jersey this year has been removed from the November 2009 ballot, even though he submitted 150 signatures to meet a requirement of 100 signatures. Tino Rozzo had been running in Assembly District One, in the southern tip of New Jersey. Signatures are presumed to be valid unless a challenge is filed. Rozzo's petition was challenged by a Democratic Party activist..."

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Socialists second-largest party in Oklahoma?

This Oklahoma Gazette article on ballot access quotes a Common Cause official saying that, "the Socialists were the second-biggest party in Oklahoma for a while".

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News says this is an exaggeration, but he adds: "The Socialist Party got 20.8% of the gubernatorial vote in 1914", and "after the 1914 election, the Socialist Party had 6 state legislators in Oklahoma", compared to 22 Republicans.

Even if we weren't the second-largest party in the past, you can help make us the largest in the future!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Brian Moore Files Court Brief Against Mississippi

08 June 2009

Ballot Access News

"On June 8, Brian Moore, the 2008 Socialist Party presidential nominee, filed his brief in Moore v Hosemann, 09-60272, in the 5th circuit. The issue is whether the Secretary of State should have accepted the paperwork to put Moore on the ballot last year..."

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Radio Free Kansas Interviews Brian Moore

Brian Moore
2008 Socialist Party Presidential Candidate
19 March 2009

Mike Caddell of Radio Free Kansas interviewed 2008 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Brian Moore on Friday, 20 March 2009. A recording can be found on Mike's website, part of Radio Free Kansas...

"Radio Host Caddell spoke of 'aid to the elderly" in America, in the early part of the 20th century, as "only coming from charity organizations and individuals.' Brian stated that "It was not until 1935" [that] our country institute[d] a social security system," thanks to the socialist ideas and advocacy." Brian said there is "no reason to fear a radical transformation of our society," calling for the need for "More Americans to have radical tendencies, without fear or trepidation." Mr. Caddell concurred, and said he defined the word "radical" as "a study of the root of the problem..."

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Support Ballot Access Reform in Connecticut

A statement by Socialist Party of Connecticut Chairperson Todd Vachon

18 February 2009

Please take a moment to support this incredibly important measure in CT.

The CT General Assembly's Committee on Government Administration and Elections (GAE) is currently reviewing HB6436. This bill proposes to reduce the number of petition signatures required for minor parties to gain ballot access from 7,500 for President to 1,000 and from 2,500 for congress also to 1,000. Furthermore this bill will allow petitioning parties to turn in their signatures to the Secretary of State's office as opposed to the town clerks of 170 different townships...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Socialist spars with free-market jihadist: All Hail Comrade Lindsey Graham

17 February 2009

By John Nichols
The Nation

"Noting that Social Security, unemployment insurance and child labor laws were all socialist ideas that were embraced by Democrats -- and Republicans -- and are now cherished by the American people, Moore turned the tables on Varney, reminding the host that, 'Capitalism has sapped our economy. We are on the verge of collapse...'"

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Donald Trump and the Socialists Versus the CEOs

06 February 2009

By John Nichols
The Nation

Moore says that Socialism stands for 'a fundamental transformation of the economy,' and that only a "global" transformation from capitalism to democratic socialism will provide the conditions for international peace, justice and economic cooperation.

Moore argues that Socialism is seeking a 'classless society,' one that is fairer and more egalitarian, and where the majority of citizens can benefit from a more democratic economic system, instead of rewarding only the select few at the top. 'An executive salary cap, as a bailout condition, is a good start, in our direction toward socialism,' Moore happily stated..."

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