Libertarians are wary, but sense opportunity under Trump

by Chris Moody, St. Louis Post Dispatch If there's one person relishing in Washington's Trump-era dysfunction, it's Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who sees the tumult as a prime recruitment opportunity. "I have to give thanks to Donald Trump and the Republican Party," said Sarwark, a former defense attorney who has led the Libertarian Party …

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Jill Stein looped into widening investigation of Russia and Trump Jr. connections

by Alica Cohen, The Hill Third party candidate Jill Stein was a surprising addition this week to investigators casting an increasingly wide net in the congressional probe into Russian interference in the presidential campaign. Stein’s name was included in a Senate Judiciary Committee letter requesting all communication between President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and a number of …

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New Florida Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Florida Secretary of State web page updates voter registration on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these updates only show the number of Democrats, the number of Republicans, and the number of all other voters. The July 23 2017 figures are: Democratic 4,845,863; Republican 4,566,956; all others 3,476,693. One can see them at …

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New Nebraska Registration Data

Ballot Access News On July 7, the Nebraska Secretary of State posted new registration data. The percentages: Republican 48.24%; Democratic 30.14%; Libertarian 1.03%; independent and miscellaneous 20.58%. In November 2016, the percentages were: Republican 48.10%; Democratic 30.59%; Libertarian .91%; independent and miscellaneous 20.40%. This is the first time Libertarian Party registration has been above 1% in …

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Green Party on Ballot for Special Election for Rhode Island State Senate Race

Ballot Access News Rhode Island holds a special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat, 13th district, in Newport, on August 22. Four candidates will be on the ballot, a Democrat, a Republican, and independent, and a Green Party nominee, Gregory Larson. Larson had to petition his way onto the ballot because the Green …

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New Wyoming Registration Data

Ballot Access News The Wyoming Secretary of State has posted the July 1, 2017 registration data. Percentages are: Republican 67.11%; Democratic 17.93%; Libertarian .91%; Constitution .30%; independent and miscellaneous 13.74%. In November 2016, percentages were: Republican 68.36%; Democratic 19.61%; Libertarian .64%; Constitution .20%; independent and miscellaneous 11.18%.

New West Virginia Registration Data

Ballot Access News Earlier this month, the West Virginia Secretary of State posted registration data as of June 30, 2017. Here are the percentages: Democratic 43.83%; Republican 31.77%; Libertarian .42%; Green .15%; independent and miscellaneous 23.82%. In November 2016, the percentages had been: Democratic 46.10%; Republican 31.94%; Libertarian .38%; Green .15%; independent and miscellaneous 21.42%.

New Oregon Registration Data

Ballot Access News Earlier this month, the Oregon Secretary of State posted registration data for June. Here are the percentages: Democratic 37.08%; Republican 27.04%; Independent Party 4.59%; Libertarian .72%; Working Families .40%; Green .39%; Constitution .14%; Progressive .07%; independent and miscellaneous 29.57%. In November 2016, the percentages were: Democratic 38.45%; Republican 27.86%; Independent Party 4.64%; Libertarian .74%; …

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New Nevada Voter Registration Data

Ballot Access News On July 6, the Nevada Secretary of State posted new voter registration data. The percentages: Democratic 39.30%; Republican 33.13%; Independent American (Constitution) 4.42%; Libertarian .95%; independent and miscellaneous 22.21%. In November 2016, the percentages were: Democratic 39.44%; Republican 33.37%; Independent American 4.32%; Libertarian .91%; Green .29%; independent and miscellaneous 21.66%. The Green Party still …

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New Kentucky Registration Data

Ballot Access News On July 18, the Kentucky State Board of Elections posted new voter registration data. The percentages: Democratic 50.57%; Republican 40.98%; Libertarian .24%; Green .05%; Constitution .01%; Socialist Workers .003%; Reform .003%; independent and miscellaneous 8.13%. The November 2016 percentages had been: Democratic 51.23%; Republican 40.47%; Libertarian .23%; Green .05%; Constitution .01%; Socialist Workers .003%; …

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