Tag Archives: North Carolina

North Carolina Bill to Abolish State Income Tax Check-off for Political Parties Moves Ahead

From Ballot Access News, June 15th: 

On June 12, North Carolina HB 951 passed the House Finance Committee. It repeals the state income tax form check-off that asks taxpayers if they wish to send a small donation to their favorite political party. In recent years a surprisingly large number of taxpayers have chosen to send a donation to the Libertarian Party, so much so that last year, the party got $96,664.… Read more ...

Annual N.C. Libertarian Party State Convention Focuses on Growth, Activism

RALEIGH, NC (June 10) – Liberty in action was the theme and focus of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina annual state convention held in Flat Rock over the weekend.

J.J. Summerell, who was reelected state chair, noted that the 50 percent increase in party membership in 2012 can be attributed to the growing dissatisfaction of voters with the Republican and Democratic parties.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of North Carolina: NC GOP ‘Tax Fairness Act’ is not fair

RALEIGH (May 14) – The tax reform plan announced by state Senate Republicans last week is just another charade designed to make people think they are actually reducing taxes, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina state chair said in a statement today.

“Calling it the Tax Fairness Act and claiming it’s the largest tax cut in state history is misleading at best,” said J.J.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarians appoint new officials

RALEIGH (April 2) – The state Libertarian Party has appointed several new people to its executive committee. The new officials are: Jon Byers, membership secretary; Alex Matthews, director of university relations; Christopher Dooley, social media coordinator, and; Brian Irving, press secretary.

Byers, 43 of Asheville, is the self-employed, working in the healthcare implementation and client management field.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarians respond to governor’s State of the State address

Nothing Gov. Pat McCrory said in his State of the State address indicates he’ll deviate from the 40 year record of both Democratic and Republican governors that’s contributed to the excessive debt, regulation and public sector bureaucracy handicapping North Carolina, said the chair of the state Libertarian Party.

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Libertarian N.C. county commissioner candidate racks up major endorsements

Jason Bateman, Libertarian candidate for Mecklenburg (N.C.) county commissioner has picked up two major endorsement. Creative Loafing Charlotte an alternative newspaper, and MeckPAC, a non-partisan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political action committee are both backing him.

Bateman received MeckPAC’s highest level of recommendation for his support and dedication to achieving equality and promoting liberty for the citizens of Mecklenburg County.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarian chair says ‘don’t waste your vote’ on Dalton or McCrory

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

“Don’t waste your vote” is a refrain which independent, third party voters hear frequently, and the impact it has on those considering a third party vote is interesting. It demonstrates the dichotomy which frequently occurs between logic and ethics. Logically, given a close election, one would not vote third party for the “lesser of two evils” argument.… Read more ...

Howe asks N.C. Gov. Perdue to pardon the Wilmington Ten

Libertarian N.C. gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe has announced her support for a pardon of innocence for the group known as the Wilmington Ten, nine men and one woman convicted of arson and conspiracy in 1972.

They served nearly a decade in prison before a federal appeals court overturned the conviction for prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian Candidate for Governor polls 7 percent

A poll of 600 North Carolina adults released 5 July 2012 by the John W. Pope Civitas Institute with the headline “McCrory Lead Narrows with Libertarian in Poll” shows Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe with 7 percent, Democratic candidate Walter Dalton with 44 percent, and Republican Pat McCrory with 46 percent.  3 percent reported being undecided.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Nominee Barbara Howe Polls 7% in North Carolina Gubernatorial Election

SurveyUSA is one of the most accurate polling companies in the United States, along with Public Policy Polling. Those two polling firms have also been the most reliable in terms of including third party candidates in their polls over the last couple of years. They recently polled the gubernatorial race in North Carolina and found Barbara Howe, the Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate, receiving 7% of the vote.… Read more ...

Johnson Polls 6% in North Carolina

Public Policy Polling is, by far, the best polling agency when it comes to including third parties in their surveys. They have included Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson in another poll, this time in North Carolina.

We also looked at what impact Gary Johnson could have as the Libertarian candidate.

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Constitution Party Presidential Candidates Answer Extensive Questionaires

There are five presidential candidates vying for the nomination of the Constitution Party. Each of them answered a questionnaire which was put out by the Constitution Party of Indiana a couple of months ago. They are posted online. Michael Kennedy of Maryland, Laurie Roth of Washington, Susan Ducey of Kansas, Robby Wells of North Carolina, and Virgil Goode of Virginia.… Read more ...