With IP analysis complete, IPR can now release the official state-by-state results of its August 12-19 survey, which gauged reader preference for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination field.
In the poll, voters were asked to chose one of the following individuals, who at the time, were either running or had expressed an interest in running for the 2016 LP presidential nomination:
Using SurveyMonkey, IPR conducted three polls from August 12-19 gauging reader preference for those running or interested in running for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. With each individual listed in alphabetical order, readers chose between:
Roger J. Stone Jr, the celebrated political consultant, lobbyist and strategist, and youngest staffer on Richard Nixon’s 1972 re-election campaign, announced Wednesday that he has quit the Republican Party. Stone – who has been noted for his use of opposition research for [read more]
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Mark Axinn, Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York reports: On June 15, 2011, Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the Article 78 challenge to the Board’s final determination of Warren Redlich’s vote total six months earlier on procedural grounds. [read more]
Between Roger Stone, Guilderland politics, income taxes, and the cold weather, Warren Redlich has had enough. Reid Epstein of Newsday reports:
Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party ‘s 2010 candidate for New York governor, said he is moving to Florida because of fliers that attacked him during last fall’s campaign. As a result, he said he won’t seek public office again until his children graduate from high school.
Redlich, a Guilderland Town board member, said a flier that circulated upstate the Friday before the election called him a “public danger” who advocated sex with underage girls. He said it drove him out of politics…
He added: “Maybe Florida state assembly in 2024.”
…Redlich said he has taken and passed the Florida Bar exam and plans to move his family this summer, likely to Palm Beach County.
Redlich plans to resign his position on the Guilderland town board. Other prominent third party politicos [read more]
Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes
Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.
This legal action affects all third party candidates running for office in New York, as it charges the Board of Elections with discrimination against independent candidates and voters in the manipulation of third party vote count returns.
Redlich asserts that the Board of Elections’ method of counting votes in New York ignores votes made for third party candidates by forcing multiple third party candidates onto the same ballot line, confusing the voters’ choice of candidate and illegally invalidating votes cast for the Libertarian Party.
Additionally Redlich asserts the Board of Elections violate the law by its practice of ignoring proxy votes cast by absentee voters, thus illegally rejecting votes made for the Libertarian Party by absentee voters.
Although not claiming enough votes to have won the gubernatorial election, Redlich’s lawsuit asserts that the Libertarian Party of New York obtained 50,000 votes, qualifying it for Party status under New York State law. Without justification, the Board of Election violated federal and state law by rejecting votes made for the Libertarian Party by the voters of New York once a major party candidate had been certified as winning the election.
New York Libertarian Party Chair Mark Axinn stated, “Only by requiring the Board of Elections to count every vote cast for every candidate can independent voters have their voice heard on Election Day.”
On December 13, 2010, the NYS BOE certified the election results from the November elections. The Libertarian Party did not receive the 50,000 votes for Governor needed to become ballot-qualified. This post also gives the election results for the other third party Governor candidates in New York. [read more]
In NY State, a party must receive 50,000 votes for Governor in order to gain automatic ballot status (and have its party name appear on the voter registration form.) News that the NYC vote tally is 17% higher than first reported, bodes well for the Libertarians, whose candidate, Warren Redlich, was close to the 50,000 mark. [read more]
While some partisans lick their chops in anticipation of their new political spoils and others their wounds from electoral battle, Libertarian Party members of NY and activists are scrambling to determine if in fact they [read more]