by Jesse Walker of Reason.com If the people who participated in last year's election could do it all again, Donald Trump would win the popular vote this time—but he wouldn't actually get more support than before. Instead, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, many Hillary Clinton voters would now stay home or back … Continue reading Jesse Walker: Election Do-Over Poll Shows Gains for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein; No sign of third-party regrets
Ballot Access News On April 25, Connecticut held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 7th district, in Hartford. The Working Families Party nominee, Joshua Hall, defeated his opponents. The vote by party: Working Families Party 625; Democratic 512; independent candidate 367. See this story.
Ballot Access News On April 4, Libertarian Party member Austin Gravley was elected to the Frostproof, Florida, city council. See this story. The election is non-partisan. Frostproof has a population of 3,000 and is in Polk County, in the center of the state.
Ballot Access News Here is a link to the Nick Troiano interview conducted on April 26 by radio host Michael Smerconish. Troiano is a spokesperson for The Centrist Project, which hopes to elect independent centrists to congress in 2018. The link is via IVN.
Ballot Access News On April 26, the Oklahoma House passed SB 323, which raises filing fees. The bill also alters the formula for how many signatures are needed in lieu of the filing fee. The number of signatures needed becomes slightly lower for Republicans, slightly higher for Democrats, far higher for Libertarians and any other … Continue reading Oklahoma Bill to Raise Filing Fees Advances
Ballot Access News The Arkansas Libertarian Party has approximately 7,000 signatures on its petition to regain its party status. The state requires 10,000, so the drive is half-done. Thanks to Paul Frankel for this news.
Group email from Chuck Moulton: Libertarian leaders, Some friends of mine I trust and vouch for have asked me to spread this information around. Please get it to state convention organizers. CONVENTION AND EVENT ORGANIZERS SHOULD AVOID ALT-RIGHT SPEAKERS. We had a fiasco in Pennsylvania recently with a "liberty festival" loosely associated with the Libertarian … Continue reading Chuck Moulton: LP conventions, avoid alt-right / white supremacist event speakers
Reboot ATPR is getting another reboot. At the moment I am using it to post Invictus-related articles, since there was some pushback with having so many on IPR. At some point soon I will make them into a compilation article on IPR as has been suggested by Tom Knapp and Jill Pyeatt and then not … Continue reading ATPR reboot, Augustus Invictus and related matters
LP Nevada Executive Committee resolves fascists aren't welcome to run for office, show up to LP Nevada events. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - On Monday, April 10, by unanimous vote, the Libertarian Party of Nevada Executive Committee resolved the following: Whereas the Libertarian Party of Nevada's goal is to run candidates for office, both statewide and … Continue reading LP Nevada tells Fascists: Stay Home!
David Colborne at LPNevada.org: "There's three ways to do things: The right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way." "Isn't that the wrong way?" "Yeah, but faster!" - Homer J. Simpson and Bart Simpson in Homer to the Max (see clip) So your state or county affiliate is overrun with people you don't … Continue reading David Colborne: The Max Power Way