Louisiana Libertarians: Closing in on 10,000 Registered Voters; Candidates Officially Qualify for Ballot

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Wendy Adams via Facebook:

***LESS THAN 300 TO GO BEFORE WE HIT 10,0000!!!***

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana is approaching 10,000 members. As of today we are at 9713 registered Libertarians! If you are dissatisfied with the two-party system and you believe in Liberty and Freedom and reducing the size and intrusiveness of the government by getting back to following the Constitution, then join the Libertarians TODAY!… Read more ...

Alaska Holds Contested Primary for Libertarian, Alaskan Independence Parties

Ballot Access News:

Alaska held primaries on August 19. For U.S. Senate, three Libertarians appeared on the ballot, and two members of the Alaskan Independence Party appeared on the ballot. Here is a link to the unofficial returns.

The vote for the three Libertarians was: Thom M. Walker 2,588; Mark S.… Read more ...

Mark Axinn: 30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

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LPNY Governor Candidate Mike McDermott with 3200 pages of petition

Libertarian Party of New York

P.O. Box 728, Bellport, NY 11713

30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

Media Contact: Mark N. Axinn

212.753.5599, markaxinn@hotmail.com

www.ny.lp.org

Albany, NY (August 20, 2014)—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 30,000 signaturesTuesday to afford New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the two major parties.… Read more ...

Reform Party of North Carolina Announces 2014 Endorsements

Press Release from the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of North Carolina announced that it will endorse four write in candidates for the upcoming 2014 elections. Since the party was refounded only a few months ago, it did not have the time to recruit candidates before the deadlines closed to file for the November elections.… Read more ...

Seven Candidates Likely to be on New York November Ballot for Governor

From Ballot Access News:

August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...

Masturbators Ontario political party name rejected

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Antonella Artuso in the Toronto Sun:

According to its 2012/13 annual report, the most recent available, Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa refused to put a check mark beside the request for a Masturbators Political Party of Ontario, or as it would have been known in its abbreviated form, Masturbators.

Michael Luba at True North Times:

Ontario has gone to the dogs—and not because they do a better job with peanut butter than most people can do with their hands.

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[BenSwann.com] Double Standard in Alabama: Both Major Parties Miss Ballot Deadlines But Will Be on Ballot Anyway

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Joshua Cook at BenSwann.com:

Despite missing the deadline, both the Republican and Democrat Party will be on the ballot in November according to Marshall county Constitution Party’s facebook page.

“Looks like the Probate Judge will allow the major parties on the ballot for 2014, although he does mention that his decision may be overturned.… Read more ...

Missouri Libertarian Party: Has “Anarchy” Broken Out in Ferguson?

lpmo.org:

While some might describe the tragic events in Ferguson as “anarchy”, in reality, the opposite is true. The situation unfolding is not anarchy, rather it is the predictable result of persistent and egregious state intervention on multiple fronts, writ large.

The twin atrocities of the racist War on Drugs and the Patriot Act have given us police that, while once called “peace officers”, are now increasingly indistinguishable from the military.… Read more ...

Independent Senate Candidate Greg Orman Qualifies for Kansas Ballot

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From David Yee at Independent Voter Network:

The Kansas secretary of state announced on Friday that independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman is officially certified for the November ballot.

Kansas law requires independents to gather at least 5,000 petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. Running for office in Kansas is very difficult because of this requirement, and county-specific forms (there are 105 counties) must be used to gather signatures.… Read more ...

Iowa Candidate Filing Closes

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a list of Iowa candidates for federal and state office. The Libertarian Party and the New Independent Party of Iowa have candidates on the ballot for most of the statewide offices, and the Libertarian Party also has six legislative candidates. The Green Party has one legislative candidate.… Read more ...