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Florida pot advocates collect enough signatures for a ballot initiative

A campaign to put a medical marijuana petition on the Florida ballot has enough verified petition signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot, campaign organizers said Friday. United for Care, the medical marijuana campaign in Florida, needed 683,149 in 14 separate congressional districts to win ballot access, the campaign said…

Virginia Republican pleads guilty to dozens of counts of voter fraud

A Virginia Republican and supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) pleaded guilty on Tuesday to perjury and 36 counts of voter fraud. Adam Ward, 28, claimed he collected more than 11,000 petition signatures for Gingrich during the Republican presidential primaries, in an effort to ensure the candidate’s embattled…

‘Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’ claims enough signatures for Colo. ballot

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said Friday morning that it had turned in more than enough valid petition signatures to get their initiative on the ballot later this year. The activists said they had submitted 12,000 additional signatures, on top of the 163,000 submitted earlier this year. The additional…

Michigan activists claim enough signatures for ‘emergency managers’ recall

Groups collecting petition signatures to force a vote on state appointed “emergency managers” that have been running several cities and school districts say they have done it: out of 161,300 needed, they’ve collected more than 200,000, according to The Associated Press. Activists in the state have taken to calling the…

Failed banker-turned Senate candidate funds ‘End the Occupation’ website

In what appears to be an effort to garner email addresses for his U.S. Senate campaign, a Texas Republican who formerly served on Washington Mutual’s board of directors has launched a website called “End Occupy,” which blames young Americans and their “false sense of entitlement” for the country’s current economic…

Ex-con Traficant DQ’d from Congress comeback bid

Ex-con Traficant disqualified by Ohio elections officials in bid for congressional combeack Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison. Political adviser Linda Kovachik says elections officials in Trumbull County ruled Tuesday that Traficant was short of the…

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