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angelatc
03-23-2010, 01:45 PM
Adam Kokesh to Turn in Nominating Petitions at NM Secretary of State's Office Today

Santa Fe, NM - March 23rd, 2010. Adam Kokesh, Republican candidate for Congress in New Mexico's Third District, will be turning in petition signatures at the Secretary of State's office today at 1pm. He will be available for interviews and questions from the press about his candidacy.

Kokesh plans to turn in over 1,200 signatures from registered Republicans in all 16 counties in the Third District to place his name on the ballot in June.

specsaregood
03-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Adam Kokesh to Turn in Nominating Petitions at NM Secretary of State's Office Today

Santa Fe, NM - March 23rd, 2010. Adam Kokesh, Republican candidate for Congress in New Mexico's Third District, will be turning in petition signatures at the Secretary of State's office today at 1pm. He will be available for interviews and questions from the press about his candidacy.

Kokesh plans to turn in over 1,200 signatures from registered Republicans in all 16 counties in the Third District to place his name on the ballot in June.

Awesome!

dr. hfn
03-23-2010, 02:01 PM
is this enough?

newbitech
03-23-2010, 02:03 PM
is this enough?


exactly what I was just thinking. I just watched what happened to Pia Varma. She needed about 1200 too and turns out she got a bunch of bad ones.

I am sure Adam has it under control tho.

specsaregood
03-23-2010, 02:05 PM
is this enough?

Good question, the original thread you posted said 1400.
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?p=2595064



Well the attacks that pasted Adam Kokesh as anti American over his war protests worked to exclude him from the GOP Ballot.
Delegates, poisoned by weeks of negative information pushed by the GOP establishment, voted to keep Adam off the ballot.

Adam has one more chance to get ballot access and that is to collect an additional 1400 signature by March 26th

dito
03-23-2010, 03:11 PM
Michael just posted this on fb: Michael Maresco Adam Kokesh just turned in so many signatures, from all 16 counties, that the SOS office just counted the pages, and said, "You are on the ballot" GO GRASSROOTS!
46 minutes ago Comment Like

Cowlesy
03-23-2010, 03:17 PM
It should be (I hope) a foregone conclusion that either Ben Lujan or the other candidate's attorney is going to get a copy of the list (I'm pretty sure they're allowed), comb through every signature and see who they can X off.

Now, I say that on the *assumption* that there are rules as to who can sign a petition. I do not know New Mexico rules.

ronpaulhawaii
03-23-2010, 03:28 PM
:) - we were having trouble communicating with the SoS due to other issues

http://www.newswest9.com/Global/story.asp?S=12184331

We finally recieved an email saying we already had turned in more than enough from the first round, but that it would be good to collect more in case any opponents want to challenge.

We decided to use the opportunity for a grassroots blitz that saw staff spreading to all corners of the district organizing volunteers to practice door knocking. Considering the size of the district, this was no small task, but very effective it was.

According to the SoS we turned in almost 3x more sigs than necessary... (and had a great exercise in canvassing for the troops)

Beat the hell of us. I caught a bug and am on halfduty for a day or two, but

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Thanks to all who helped in any way and we have more to get excited about in the pipe.

Neo-cons are fast becoming the fringe. ;)

edit- Cowlesy, only registered GOP could sign, not sure on access...

angelatc
03-23-2010, 03:41 PM
We finally recieved an email saying we already had turned in more than enough from the first round, but that it would be good to collect more in case any opponents want to challenge...

That is absolutely awesome.

Travlyr
03-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Awesome! :)

Uriel999
03-23-2010, 07:58 PM
Oorah! Marine take that hill!!!!

ronpaulhawaii
03-23-2010, 08:29 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4458338004_5857fef8be.jpg

We turned in well over 1900 total, we finally got an email from SoS that said we only needed 658 :)

Paulitical Correctness
03-23-2010, 09:07 PM
:D

When's the next Kokesh moneybomb?

randolphfuller
03-23-2010, 11:10 PM
Adam's inability to obtain 20% of Republicans at at Republican convention is probably a good indication that his campaign has been looked on favorably by ordinary New Mexico Republican party members and is more or less hopeless
How many signatures he can get doesn't matter now.

specsaregood
03-23-2010, 11:14 PM
Adam's inability to obtain 20% of Republicans at at Republican convention is probably a good indication that his campaign has been looked on favorably by ordinary New Mexico Republican party members and is more or less hopeless
How many signatures he can get doesn't matter now.

I assume you meant unfavorably. But what you should have said was unfavorably by the Republican Party establishment that would tend to go to such a convention. Nowhere near an accurate reflection of the voters. The poll that PPP ran recently showed the the campaign is not "hopeless" but rather quite tight.

libertybrewcity
03-24-2010, 12:21 AM
i hope some polling comes out of the district for the primary and general election!

AdamT
03-24-2010, 05:54 AM
This is great news, good job guys! What's the next step now that the ballot is a go?

angelatc
03-24-2010, 06:28 AM
Adam's inability to obtain 20% of Republicans at at Republican convention is probably a good indication that his campaign has been looked on favorably by ordinary New Mexico Republican party members and is more or less hopeless
How many signatures he can get doesn't matter now.

That's entirely not true. Again, Gary Johnson got 21% in the same poll and went on to win both the primary and the election. Measuring a candidates popularity by using the only party hacks isn't necessarily the best gauge of public sentiment.

K466
03-24-2010, 08:06 AM
Awesome... GO KOKESH!

phazespace
03-31-2010, 01:15 PM
is there any offical word on whether kokesh will be on the ballot?

ronpaulhawaii
03-31-2010, 01:35 PM
is there any offical word on whether kokesh will be on the ballot?

"official" - no not yet...

As I understand it, there is a 10 day deadline for challenging sigs. Getting straight answers from the establishment here is a bit difficult. Regardless, at final count we turned in close to 4x the total sigs needed. :)

Of the 4% we needed, 2% were already unchallengeable and large part of the additional sigs were obtained door to door from GOP lists...

[edit - just came in - http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/03/31/republican-congressional-candidate-gets-on-new-mexico-primary-ballot-despite-republican-party-hostility/ ]



March 31st, 2010
Adam Kokesh has qualified for the New Mexico Republican primary ballot for the U.S. House race, district 3. He did so by collecting a number of additional signatures equal to 2% of the number of votes cast in the 2008 Republican primary for Governor in that district. He had already collected the same number of signatures before the preprimary convention.

If he had been recognized as having received 20% support at the party’s preprimary convention, he would not have needed that second batch of signatures. He got slightly more than 19.5% of the vote at that convention. New Mexico election code section 1-1-20, titled “Major Fractions” says, “In any place in the Election Code requiring counting or computation of numbers, any fraction or decimal greater than one-half of a whole number shall be counted as a whole number.” The Democratic Party of New Mexico this year interpreted that to mean that a candidate at the Democratic convention who got 19.69% of the delegate vote should be deemed to have received 20%, but the Republican Party does not follow the “Major Fractions” law.

WorldonaString
04-05-2010, 11:53 PM
Great news! Very excited for Kokesh!

mamakar
04-06-2010, 05:20 AM
Lots of hard work, and a message that rings true.........Great work. congratulations

phazespace
04-06-2010, 11:40 AM
That's great news!!! let's get some donations rollin in now. :-D

I'm in for some $$ when my tax return lands in a few days.