October 19, 2016

SEP campaigners speak with Huntington, West Virginia residents

In the past few weeks, Socialist Equality Party campaigners have covered many miles of ground leafleting door-to-door through neighborhoods in Huntington, West Virginia. Over the weekend, residents of the Highlawn neighborhood spoke with Naomi Spencer, the SEP candidate for House District 16, about the US elections, poor social conditions, and the need for an independent political movement of the working …

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September 23, 2016

SEP candidate restored to ballot in West Virginia

On Thursday, a federal judge in Huntington, West Virginia granted an emergency motion filed by Naomi Spencer, Socialist Equality Party candidate for House of Delegates District 16, to halt the Secretary of State’s exclusion of independent candidates from the ballots statewide. In his ruling, Judge Robert C. Chambers issued a preliminary injunction against Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to prevent …

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September 21, 2016

SEP candidate files motion for restraining order against West Virginia Secretary of State

On September 20, Naomi Spencer, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates in District 16, filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against Natalie Tennant, the Secretary of State. The restraining order request is aimed at halting the distribution of absentee ballots, scheduled for Friday, September 23, which will exclude the names of independent …

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September 20, 2016

SEP candidate files lawsuit to restore ballot status in West Virginia

On Monday, September 19, I filed a lawsuit against the West Virginia Secretary of State, seeking to halt my removal from the ballot in the state House of Delegates race in District 16. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Huntington Division, is coupled with a request for a temporary restraining order …

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September 19, 2016

SEP candidate Naomi Spencer denounces “decertification” by West Virginia Secretary of State

The Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, Naomi Spencer, was informed by the West Virginia Secretary of State late last week that her name is being removed from the ballot. Spencer is currently pursuing legal action to reverse this decision and have her name restored. She issued the following statement. At 6:50 p.m. on …

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August 27, 2016

West Virginia Supreme Court to weigh independent ballot access

West Virginia independent candidates who petitioned to appear on the November 8 ballot are currently waiting to be notified of their eligibility due to a pending appeal in the state Supreme Court of Appeals in Charleston. The appeal comes from former state Senator Erik Wells, who petitioned to run for Kanawha County Clerk, but was denied by the county’s circuit …

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