Legal Brief Filed to Restore LP Ohio Governor Candidate to the Ballot

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This past week, an attorney for the Libertarian Party of Ohio, Mark R Brown, filed a motion to expedite a court case asking that Charlie Earl be reinstated as the LPO’s candidate for governor to the November 4, 2014 ballot.

The 19-page brief explains the situation well. For additional information re: Ohio’s attempts to keep Libertarians off the ballot, please see:

Ohio Libertarians Lose Ballot Access
Ohio Libertarians Say GOP Schemed
Charlie Earl Qualifies for Governor Race
Libertarian Party of Ohio Files Suit
Looks Like We Have Big Problem in Ohio

Here is the brief which was just filed:

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Kevin Knedler of LP Ohio: Public Support of Political Conventions is a Free Speech Issue

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This opinion piece was posted today in Cleveland.com .

Kevin Knedler has been the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio since 2007. He is currently running for Secretary of State of that state.

Amid the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Republican Party will bring its 2016 convention to Cleveland, it’s been forgotten that Ohio just hosted a national political convention.… Read more ...

September 2014 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff….just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Complete list of links for LSLA Seminars in Columbus, OH–June 26, 2014

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Via email from Mark Axinn and Leigh Lachine:

http://lsla.org/resources

Resources

This page contains a compendium of resources for state and county level organizations. It is organized into categories based on the type of resource and each link is named with the state from which it comes. If you are interested in submitting resources to this database, please contact Leigh LaChine at Leigh.LaChine@LPAlabama.org.… Read more ...

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Illinois Attorney General’s Office Will Investigate Intimidation of Libertarian Petitioners and Petition Signers

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, the Illinois Attorney General’s office will investigate reports of intimidation against Libertarian Party petitioners and people who signed the petition. Also see this Huffington Post story.

Some media coverage:

Pistol-packing petition challenger prompts review by AG

Under the gun in petition challenges

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Updates on Florida LP’s Candidates Adrian Wyllie and Bill Wohlsifer


Bill Wohlsifer

Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian Party of Florida’s candidate for attorney general of that state, posted this to IPR’s Facebook page:

PLEASE TRY TO SHARE THIS IN MANY MAINSTREAM PLACES WHERE THE LIBERTARIAN MESSAGE IS NOT USUALLY HEARD. I WANT TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. THEY HAVE $5M COMPARED TO MY $20K, BUT THE PLAYING FIELD IS LEVELED AT THE DEBATE PODIUM.

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Open thread for LNC discussions and updates: August 2014


No, not that LNC

This is the thread for our readers to discuss the latest news from and about the LNC. I meant to write up the main points of what happened since I posted the last one of these last month, and one of our other writers still can if so inclined, but I don’t have the time and energy to do it and besides, the main point of these posts is the comment section anyway, so here you go…have at it.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Has Enough Valid Signatures in Alaska

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J.R. Myers has secured a spot on the November ballot. (J.R. Myers for Alaska Governor 2014)

Ballot Access News:

The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that the Constitution Party’s nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor each have enough valid signatures on their petitions, and the candidates will appear on the November ballot.

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Lily Williams: My Journey from Tyranny to Liberty

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This was sent to me by Lily Williams. It was posted to Freedomworks August 27, 2014.

Lily Tang Williams is running for the House of Representative, District 44, as a Libertarian in the state of Colorado. You can find her website here .

I am an Chinese immigrant who come to America to seek freedom from the Communist China.

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Oregon Secretary of State and LPO Respond to Filing of Candidates by Reeves Group

Danger Drama alert

Posted to the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s Facebook page
August 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Republican Congressional Candidates Submit False Filings; Attempt to Obtain Libertarian Party Nominations By Deception

Wilsonville, Ore – August 27th, 2014 — The Libertarian Party of Oregon(LPO) has learned that US Congressional candidates Jason Yates, Republican, District 1, and James Buchal, Republican, District 3, submitted false certificates of nomination to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.

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