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October 1, 1995 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A semi-retired attorney from Lake Forest who describes himself as a "political anomaly" last week became the first Orange County voter to register as a member of Ross Perot's nascent, third political party. Thomas M. Whaling, 62, said he voted for Perot in the 1992 presidential elections and remains a fervent supporter of the Texas billionaire's populist politics and his crusade to change government.
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June 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Members of the California Reform Party decided against a proposal to split away from the national organization as a way to deny Patrick J. Buchanan the party's spot on the presidential ballot in the nation's most populous state. The rejection came Sunday on a show of credentials after some said they could not bear breaking up the party, however temporarily, to thwart the conservative commentator. The party members were meeting in Los Angeles.
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October 21, 1995 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
With just four days to go, Ross Perot supporters plan to blitz California malls, beaches and pumpkin festivals this weekend in an effort to enlist enough voters to qualify the Texas billionaire's new political party for the state's 1996 election ballot. Perot faithful were optimistic that they would have the 89,007 required voters by the deadline--the end of the day Tuesday.
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January 5, 2000 | Associated Press
John Anderson, the independent who captured 7% of the presidential vote in 1980, will appear this year as a Reform Party candidate on California's March 7 primary ballot. Although California Reform Party leaders asked the secretary of state to place his name on the ballot, he has not filed a statement of candidacy or set up a federal campaign committee. The secretary of state's office confirmed Anderson's spot on the ballot Tuesday.
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June 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Members of the California Reform Party decided against a proposal to split away from the national organization as a way to deny Patrick J. Buchanan the party's spot on the presidential ballot in the nation's most populous state. The rejection came Sunday on a show of credentials after some said they could not bear breaking up the party, however temporarily, to thwart the conservative commentator. The party members were meeting in Los Angeles.
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December 6, 1995 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, Dominic L. Cortese, a veteran Democratic assemblyman from San Jose, has become the first state lawmaker to switch affiliations and join Ross Perot's Reform Party. In papers filed with Santa Clara County election officials, Cortese also declared his intention to run for the state's 13th Senate District seat--a position that is also being sought by Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara), his friend since high school.
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November 13, 1995 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nation's growing disenchantment with its dominant political parties is no mystery to Roland Boucher, a Yale-educated electronics engineer who soldiered in Ross Perot's army of discontent during the 1992 presidential election year. And Boucher is still unhappy.
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November 7, 1995 | from Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County election officials said Monday that newly enlisted members of Ross Perot's Reform Party are eligible to vote in today's local elections as long as they were duly registered voters before switching to the Perot organization last month. However, those who were not registered to vote in the county before signing registration cards with the Reform Party in October cannot vote today, said officials of the county registrar-recorder's office.
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October 24, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A day before today's deadline, Orange County organizers of H. Ross Perot's drive to qualify his new Reform Party for the 1996 California ballot said they are certain they will succeed. "I think we will have shocked everyone with what we have done," said Joan Vinson, a party spokeswoman. In Orange County, volunteers and paid staff had collected at least 10,000 signed party registration forms through the end of the weekend from voters "unhappy with the existing choices," she said.
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October 19, 1995
Ross Perot must obtain 89,007 new registrants to qualify his proposed third party for the California Ballot. Reform Party representatives say they have collected 45,000 registration forms. County registrars so far have tallied just over 10,000. 89,007 needed by Oct. 24 Oct.
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February 6, 1999 | Associated Press
Two of California's eight political parties, the 31-year-old Peace & Freedom Party and Ross Perot's 4-year-old Reform Party, failed to gain enough votes in November to retain their places on future California ballots. The Reform Party has enough registered voters to requalify for the 2000 elections. But the Peace & Freedom Party, which has 72,969 registered voters, must register more than 13,000 voters by October to retain its ballot status, Secretary of State Bill Jones said Friday.
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May 12, 1996 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Although most political professionals still assume that Ross Perot will be the presidential nominee of his new Reform Party, efforts are stirring among some grass-roots party activists to recruit other candidates to contest the nomination. Behind these maneuvers are continuing signals that Perot has concluded that his image has been irredeemably damaged and would prefer not to run again.
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February 26, 1996 | BILL STALL and CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
Volunteers in Patrick J. Buchanan's presidential campaign on Sunday were soliciting members of Ross Perot's Reform Party to re-register as Republicans--the first sign of serious on-the-ground campaigning in the California primary and the first firm evidence of cooperation between Perot and Buchanan forces.
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December 6, 1995 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, Dominic L. Cortese, a veteran Democratic assemblyman from San Jose, has become the first state lawmaker to switch affiliations and join Ross Perot's Reform Party. In papers filed with Santa Clara County election officials, Cortese also declared his intention to run for the state's 13th Senate District seat--a position that is also being sought by Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara), his friend since high school.
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November 13, 1995 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nation's growing disenchantment with its dominant political parties is no mystery to Roland Boucher, a Yale-educated electronics engineer who soldiered in Ross Perot's army of discontent during the 1992 presidential election year. And Boucher is still unhappy.
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November 7, 1995 | from Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County election officials said Monday that newly enlisted members of Ross Perot's Reform Party are eligible to vote in today's local elections as long as they were duly registered voters before switching to the Perot organization last month. However, those who were not registered to vote in the county before signing registration cards with the Reform Party in October cannot vote today, said officials of the county registrar-recorder's office.
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October 17, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN
Ross Perot's Reform Party turned in 1,377 party registration forms at the Orange County registrar of voters office Monday, continuing a drive to seek a line on the ballot for the nascent political movement in California. The registrar's official count of Reform Party registrations was 105 last Tuesday, the most recent tally taken. The office is due to do another count of Reform Party registrations today, a spokeswoman said.
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October 1, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ross Perot ran a dash across California this weekend, seeking to win a line on the California ballot for his Reform Party in 1996. The Texas billionaire made appearances across the state, pumping in money for advertising and the cost of the campaign to back up a pledge he made on television last Monday to create a national third party.
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November 2, 1995
Ross Perot's Reform Party registered enough voters to appear on California's 1996 presidential ballot, officials said. Also qualifying was the Natural Law Party, which espouses the value of Transcendental Meditation. Other parties that will appear on the March 26 primary ballot are Democrat, Republican, American Independent, Peace and Freedom, Green and Libertarian. 89,007 needed Oct.
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October 25, 1995 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ross Perot and his followers claimed Tuesday they have cleared the first major hurdle in their bid to shake up the American political system, saying they have met the requirement for creating a new political party in California. The California secretary of state's office said it will be several days before it can officially determine whether the party had qualified for the state's 1996 ballot by enlisting at least 89,007 registrants.
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