Ballot Access News: U.S. District Court Judge Denies Injunctive Relief to Maine Libertarian Party; Reserves Judgment on Declaratory Relief

LPME-header-logo_small_1From Ballot Access News, read the original here. Earlier articles on this suit can be found on IPR here and here.

On April 25, U.S. District Court Judge John A. Woodcock denied injunctive relief to the Maine Libertarian Party, in its ballot access lawsuit to become a qualified party in Maine.… Read more ...

Avens O’Brien Interviews Charles Peralo, Candidate for Chairman of the Libertarian Party

Charles Peralo

Posted to The Libertarian Republic

“Outsider” Chair Candidate Speaks About New Tech for the LP, Candidates, and the Importance of Local Politics

By Avens O’Brien
April 26, 2016

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In my speech to the Libertarian Party of Minnesota in mid-April, I asserted that I had come back to the Libertarian Party after spending a few years avoiding the Party in favor of other liberty activism.… Read more ...

Waymire Drops Out, Endorses McAfee

Waymire (right) with McAfee.
Image: Waymire’s Facebook

A couple weeks ago, citing “circumstances beyond my control,” two-time Libertarian Party presidential candidate Joy Waymire dropped her 2016 bid for president and endorsed former rival John McAfee.

“I prefer his simplified way of communicating his views,” said Waymire of McAfee, “But regardless of whom the nominee is, I will support any of the candidates chosen as the nominee except for one.”

IPR asked Waymire to identify the one candidate she would not support, but she did not immediately respond.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Executive Committee Teleconference set for 4/27/16 on Ohio Ballot Access

Libertarian PartyFrom LNC-Votes List:

There will be an Executive Committee teleconference on Wednesday, April 27, on the subject of a ballot access plan in Ohio.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Dial-in: (217) 258-5588
Guest Pin Code: 207730

1. At conference time, dial the Conference Dial-In number above.

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Kevin McCormick Pens Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders


Libertarian Party presidential candidate Kevin McCormick of Ohio, who announced his candidacy last month, wrote the following open letter to Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate.

Senator Sanders,

During your campaign, you have gone to great lengths to point out discrimination in the election process, speaking out about suspected voter fraud, disenfranchised voters, and more recently your campaign made the following statement regarding the election in New York:

“We need to be making it easier for people to vote, not inventing arbitrary obstacles—and today’s shameful demonstration must underline the urgent importance of fixing voting laws across the country.”

For more than 30 years the Libertarian Party has fought for voter rights and ballot access.Read more ...

Libertarian Party 2016 Bylaws and Rules Committee Survey

Libertarian PartyVia email blast:

Dear fellow Libertarian:

I am writing you because I need your help. I serve as the chairman of the 2016 Libertarian Party Bylaws and Rules Committee and we would like to know your opinions about our party bylaws and convention rules.

With the 2016 convention just next month, our convention delegates will soon be voting on amendments to our Bylaws and Convention Rules.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Attorney Alicia I. Dearn Announces Run for Vice President

3571434_origAnnouncement from Alicia I. Dearn’s Campaign:

April 24, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO Attorney Alicia I. Dearn officially announces her run for Vice President on the
Libertarian ticket. Dearn is a tough executive and trial lawyer who has demonstrated throughout her career that she is dedicated to liberty and justice.… Read more ...

Marine Vet for Freedom: Candidate Analysis – Austin Petersen

austin-petersen-600x400 Marine Vet for Freedom is conducting candidate analysis their site. This analysis of Libertarian Presidential candidate Austin Petersen can be read here.\

I am going to put this out front immediately on this article that I have not liked, nor do I support, Austin Petersen. That being said, I am going to be leaving the bias behind and evaluate him on his campaign.… Read more ...

Andy Craig: How a Libertarian Can Win in Milwaukee

Andy Craig DecemberRunning in Milwaukee’s fourth congressional district, a one-time Socialist Party stronghold and geographically, as well as historically, one of the country’s most favorable regions in terms of electing minor-party candidates to public office, IPR’s Andy Craig believes there’s a path to victory for his long-shot Libertarian candidacy in November.

“I’m running as a Libertarian candidate, because I think this country is desperately in need of more choices and more voices in Congress than just Republicans and Democrats, and I think we can make this the most viable campaign to place a Libertarian in Congress in 2016,” said Craig in a statement issued Sunday evening.… Read more ...

Marine Vet for Freedom: Utah Libertarians Pick Candidates, Choose National Delegates for 2016

wp-1461523371503This article was posted by Marine Vet for Freedom and can be read in its original form here, including more photographs. Saturday, April 23rd, the Libertarian Party of Utah held their annual convention to select candidates and choose delegates for the National Convention in May, where they will help select the nominee for President of the United States.… Read more ...