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  1. Cris Ericson
    June 23, 2012 @ 3:20 am

    Hi! Do the Vermont Libertarians have any other candidates on the ballot for 2012?

    I am disgusted with VT Secretary of State Elections Division for not listing minor and independent candidates in as timely a manner as major party candidates.

    As an independent using the “descriptive words” rule,
    her is my complaint to the F.B.I. June 22, 2012,
    after having filed my petition May 29, 2012.
    _________________
    When a candidate for Governor, who is allowed to collect out-of-state campaign funds, and a candidate for United States Senate, who is allowed to collect out-of-state campaign funds, and be promoted by political action committees,
    is not listed
    on the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division website,
    then is that an act of fraudulent concealment by Jim Condos,
    Secretary of State, and is it actionable under federal laws
    which require records and receipts to be reported and not
    concealed, and which requires officers to make returns
    and reports – do these federal laws,
    18 USC Section 101, 18 USC Section 2071 and 18 USC Section 2075
    apply to “any public record” and does “any public record” include
    records kept by a Secretary of State?

    Why aren’t all candidates with the same required number of verified voter petition
    signatures and the same ballot qualification petition deadline,
    given EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW?

    Cris Ericson, running against incumbent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders,
    was required to get just as many Vermont voters to sign her petition
    as he was required to get. She was required to file her ballot qualification
    petition by the same deadline he was required to file his.

    Cris Ericson, also running against incumbent Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin,
    was required to get just as many Vermont registered voters to sign her petition
    as he was required to do, and she was required to file her ballot qualification
    petition by the same deadline that he was required to file his.

    Now, why isn’t she being given EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW
    the same as Bernie Sanders and Peter Shumlin
    by the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division?

    JUNE 22, 2012 TODAY’S COMPLAINT TO THE F.B.I.
    BY CRIS ERICSON

    From: usmjp@aceweb.com [usmjp@aceweb.com]
    Sent: 6/22/2012 4:00:30 PM

    To: jim.condos@sec.state.vt.us [jim.condos@sec.state.vt.us]; kscheele@sec.state.vt.us [kscheele@sec.state.vt.us]; will.senning@sec.state.vt.us [will.senning@sec.state.vt.us]; GovernorVT@state.vt.us [GovernorVT@state.vt.us]
    Cc: ny1@ic.fbi.gov [ny1@ic.fbi.gov]; washington.field@ic.fbi.gov [washington.field@ic.fbi.gov]

    Subject: Is a candidate being abused under Federal Law in VT?

    June 22, 2012
    From: Cris Ericson
    United States Marijuana Party
    http://usmjp.com
    2012 Candidate for Governor and for United States Senator
    in Vermont.
    http://usmjp.com

    To: jim.condos@sec.state.vt.us [jim.condos@sec.state.vt.us];
    kscheele@sec.state.vt.us [kscheele@sec.state.vt.us]; will.senning@sec.state.vt.us
    [will.senning@sec.state.vt.us]

    Cc: ny1@ic.fbi.gov [ny1@ic.fbi.gov]; washington.field@ic.fbi.gov
    [washington.field@ic.fbi.gov]; GovernorVT@state.vt.us [GovernorVT@state.vt.us]

    Subject: is any “public record” also a state record? 18 USC section 2075

    To: F.B.I., Jim Condos,Kathy Scheele, Will Senning, Governor Peter Shumlin:

    Question of whether federal law applies to state records?

    HOW CAN THE U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY
    CANDIDATE, Cris Ericson,
    PROVE that she has a legal
    right to ask for and accept out-of-state campaign
    donations, or to be promoted by SuperPACs,
    while the Elections Division is still refusing
    to list the independent and minor party
    candidates?

    Isn’t this fraudulent concealment,
    compounded day after day,
    of material facts, affecting the potential interstate
    “commerce” of campaign fundraising which
    can create seasonal employment
    and an influx of advertising dollars
    in Vermont?

    Is “any public record” also a state record,
    under 18 USC Section 101 Records & Reports;
    18 USC Section 1701 Concealment;
    18 USC 2075 Officers failing to make reports –
    considering that
    Cris Ericson is a candidate for Governor and
    for United States Senator?

    The Vermont Statutes Online
    Title 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 5: COMMON LAW; GENERAL RIGHTS
    1 V.S.A. § 315. Statement of policy
    … free and open examination of records
    consistent with Chapter I, Article 6
    of the Vermont Constitution.

    Is VT Secretary of State,
    Jim Condos, violating the Spirit of the Law,
    because Cris Ericson filed her candidate petitions
    May 29, 2012 and received a telephone call from
    the Elections Division July 1 stating her petitions
    were verified, (but no letter in the mail)
    but his office is threatening
    to withhold this information until the “week of
    July 1” which could actually be over 30 days,
    and inconsistent with “open records”?

    Cris Ericson campaign: http://usmjp.com

    VERMONT SECRETARY OF STATE – Jim Condos – Democrat

    Elections Division
    Vermont Secretary of State
    128 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05633-1101
    In-State: (800) 439-8683
    Outside VT: (802) 828-2464
    FAX: 802-828-5171
    HOURS: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    http://www.sec.state.vt.us
    Welcome to the Secretary of State’s Elections and Campaign Finance
    Division web pages. Please see our disclaimer below.

    DRAFT CANDIDATE LIST for August 28 Primary

    DRAFT CANDIDATE LIST for August 28 Primary PDF

    Parties, Candidates, and interested citizens: Please Review the Candidate
    List above and email the Elections Division if you find any errors or
    omissions.

    The printing deadline is Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

    Independent and Minor Party Candidate List for the November 6 General
    Election will be posted on or before the week of July 1.

    Contact Kathy Scheele
    (formerly DeWolfe),
    Director of Elections and Campaign Finance
    at kscheele@sec.state.vt.us
    or (802) 828-2304

    Contact Will at will.senning@sec.state.vt.us or (802) 828-0175 for
    Municipal Elections, Lobbyist, Campaign Finance and Candidate/Parties
    questions.

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    for copies of Publications.

    Contact Elizabeth at liz.harrington@sec.state.vt.us or (802) 828-0771 for
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    Registration questions.

  2. Jeremy Ryan
    June 26, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Thanks for the comment. Johnson will be the only Libertarian candidate on the ballot for 2012.

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