Mar 222020
 

Montana requires petitions to qualify a new party to submit 5,000 signatures. In addition, the petition must include a certain number of signatures from at least one-third of the 100 state house districts. The house districts are all of approximate equal population, but the law requires a range of between 55 and 150 signatures from each of the house districts for which signatures are submitted. On March 20, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris, an…

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Mar 222020
 

Texas officials have postponed the runoff primaries from May 26 to July 14. The order did not mention the question of the independent candidate petition deadline. For non-presidential independents, it is 30 days after the runoff primary. But the independent presidential petition is not tied to the date of any primary, and is set inflexibly for May 11. Independent presidential petitions require 79,939 signatures. Thanks to Jim Riley for this news.

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Mar 222020
 

Iran is ravaged by coronavirus — and US sanctions are making the pandemic even more deadly. A doctor treats patients infected by coronavirus at the Imam Khomeini Hospital on March 1, 2020 in Tehran, Iran. (Mohsen Atayi / Wikimedia Commons) Just as the global coronavirus pandemic is escalating profound injustices within the United States, it is also intensifying the brutality of the sanction regimes the United States imposes abroad. In Iran, one of the countries hardest…

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