Libertarian Party Will Attempt Tennessee Party Petition for the First Time

Ballot Access News On August 20, the Libertarian Party national committee voted to help the Tennessee Libertarian Party get on the ballot for the 2018 election.  This will be the first time the Libertarian Party has made a serious attempt to qualify as a party in Tennessee.  The procedure, a petition signed by a number …

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Dick Gregory Dies

Ballot Access News Dick Gregory, the last surviving presidential candidate from the November 1968 election, died on August 20.  He was 84 and was living in Washington, D.C.  He was the Peace and Freedom presidential nominee in 1968.  Here is a major obituary from the Los Angeles Times.  Thanks to Irv Sutley for the link.

Triad residents among those tapped for posts in N.C. Libertarian Party

Winston-Salem Journal RALEIGH — The N.C. Libertarian Party has picked three Triad residents for leadership roles. Clement Erhardt of Greensboro is the party's treasurer and the slate of at-large members includes Angela Anderson of Winston-Salem and J.J. Summerell of Greensboro. Susan Hogarth of Raleigh has been named the Libertarian Party of North Carolina's new chairwoman. N.C. Libertarian officials …

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Kaper-Dale Campaign Protests NJ Water Crisis

Independent Political Report 'On Wednesday, August 16th, the Kaper-Dale for Governor campaign announced that Milltown and Newark, two New Jersey cities, has equal to or higher water lead toxicity levels than Flint, Michigan. The event where this announcement was made was held at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, New Jersey. Workers and …

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Susan Hogarth: ‘Engage! A brief note from the LPNC Chair’

Independent Political Report Email from Susan Hogarth: Fellowship, freedom, ENGAGE! The 2017 Libertarian Party of North Carolina state convention has concluded and I am writing to you as your newly elected Chair. I’m incredibly energized and excited about the prospects the next two years will bring. It was an historic convention, with record attendance and …

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Eighth Circuit Sets Hearing Date for Arkansas Libertarian Ballot Access Case

Ballot Access News The Eighth Circuit will hear Libertarian Party of Arkansas v Martin, 16-3794, on Wednesday, September 20, at 9 a.m., in St. Louis.  The Libertarian Party had won in the U.S. District Court, and the state is appealing. The issue is the former law that said newly-qualifying parties (which nominate by convention) must …

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Two Libertarians for Pennsylvania Local Partisan Office Defeat Challenges to their Ballot Status

Ballot Access News On August 17, two Libertarian Party candidates for local partisan office in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, won decisions in state court that they should remain on the ballot. Jennifer Moore, running for Auditor of Upper Providence Township, was originally told that she needed ten signatures, but the elections office made a mistake, and …

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‘Libertarian Party is the independent voice for NH’

-From Brian Shields, LP candidate for NH State Representative District 13- August 16 - To the Editor: The recent events in Charlottesville have left me disgusted and ashamed. Our country is better than what was on display last week. What was even more frightening to me was the echoed silence coming from many members of …

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Libertarian Party: Any white nationalists in party should resign

by Scott Powers, Florida Politics The national Libertarian Party executive director has issued a declaration denouncing racism and asking any white nationalists in the party to resign and leave the organization immediately. “There is no room for racists and bigots in the Libertarian Party. If there are white nationalists who — inappropriately — are members …

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Seventh Circuit Sets Hearing Date in Illinois Green Party Ballot Access Case

Ballot Access News The Seventh Circuit will hear Tripp v Smart, 16-3469, on Monday, September 18, at 9:30 a.m.  This is the Green Party case that challenges the 5% petition requirement for independent candidates for the legislature, and also for the legislative nominees of unqualified parties.  Specifically the case challenges how the 5% petition works …

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