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Jun 23, 2020

Md. reaches 5,000-signature accord with political parties

The Green and Libertarian parties will each need to garner 5,000 signatures – half of the required 10,000 — by Aug. 3 to have their candidate’s names on November’s general election ballot. The revised requirement is part of a settlement the parties have reached with the Maryland State Board of Elections amid the governor’s safer-at-home […]

May 20, 2020

Md. Green, Libertarian parties seek petition relief amid stay-at-home order

Saying their petition drives have stalled amid the governor’s stay-at-home directive, Maryland’s Green and Libertarian parties are seeking a federal court order suspending the state’s requirement that they collect thousands more signatures in order to place their candidates’ names on November’s general election ballot. In papers filed in U.S. district court Tuesday, the parties stated [&[...]

Jul 13, 2012

Eye Opener: Baltimore casino could be approved July 31

The Video Lottery Terminal Location Commission — more commonly known as the slots commission — has announced that it will meet July 31. The biggest ticket item on the agenda? The award of the license for a downtown Baltimore casino, for which only CBAC Gaming LLC — a group headed by Caesars Entertainment Corp. — […]

Jul 10, 2012

Green Party to choose between Roseanne Barr, rival at Baltimore event

Roseanne Barr, her political rival and about 450 members of the Green Party will converge in Baltimore this week, as the party meets to choose its candidate for the November presidential election. However, choosing between Barr and the frontrunner, Dr. Jill Stein, is not the only job the Greens have ahead of them in Maryland. […]

May 25, 2012

Upper Marlboro woman guilty in crash that killed U.S. Senate candidate

UPPER MARLBORO — A driver who struck and killed a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010 has been convicted of failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Forty-three-year-old Christy Littleford of Upper Marlboro faces up to 10 years in prison for the early morning crash that killed 30-year-old Natasha Pettigrew. Prosecutors […]

May 21, 2012

Court of Appeals: Greens, Libertarians need more signatures

Maryland’s top court on Monday dealt a blow to the Libertarian and Green parties, unanimously finding that each group is still more than 4,000 signatures short of the 10,000 needed to get a candidate for office on the ballot this year. The parties have until Aug. 6 — three months before Election Day — to […]

Jun 22, 2011

Maryland judge puts Libertarian, Green parties back on ballot

ANNAPOLIS — A judge has ruled the Libertarian and Green political parties have enough signatures from registered voters to be recognized on Maryland ballots. Retired Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Lerner made the ruling Tuesday. The parties’ candidates for governor failed to get 1 percent of the vote last November. That meant each […]

Apr 15, 2011

Maryland State Board of Elections to re-examine third-party signatures

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Board of Elections will take another look at signatures that were deemed invalid in a drive by the Libertarian Party and Green Party to have their candidates recognized on state ballots, an attorney for the board said Friday. The parties’ candidates for governor failed to get 1 percent of the […]

Oct 26, 2010

Fraser Smith: Green Party candidate says what needs to be said

The Green Party and Ralph Nader still rival the U.S. Supreme Court for blame among some for the election of George W. Bush in 2000. That long memory helps to obscure the contributions Nader has made to the national dialogue on politics and government. He doggedly presses his points at a time when corporate power […]

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