Level the Playing Field Files Brief in U.S. District Court in Debates Case

Ballot Access News On August 8, Level the Playing Field filed this brief in Level the Playing Field v Federal Election Commission, 1:15cv-1397. This is the case that argues that the FEC has improperly and unlawfully permitted the Commission on Presidential Debates to limit the general election presidential debates to the Democratic and Republican nominees. Next, U.S. …

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Is it Time to Retire the Duopoly?

by Bryce Jackson, Being Libertarian There is a secondary discussion beyond the obvious (and redundant) back-and-forth about who was worse during the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: Is the “duopoly” (a.k.a. the stranglehold on American politics perpetrated by the Republicans and Democrats) in need of retirement? Many (if not most) people agreed …

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Libertarian and Constitution Parties File Brief in South Dakota Ballot Access Case

Ballot Access News On June 27, the South Dakota Libertarian Party, and the South Dakota Constitution Party, filed this brief against the state’s March petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. Libertarian Party of South Dakota v Krebs, 4:15cv-4111. The case was filed in 2015, and is still in U.S. District Court. It argues that the deadline is too …

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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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Mindy Finn, Running Mate of Evan McMullin, Interviewed

Ballot Access News Here is an interview with Mindy Finn, vice-presidential nominee for Evan McMullin, about her experience in 2016 and what she plans to do next. She is still a registered Republican. Her name did not actually appear on the ballot in any state in November 2016. All eleven states that carried McMullin on the ballot …

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Level the Playing Field and Other Debate Plaintiffs Ask U.S. District Court to Order FEC to Act Against Commission on Presidential Debates

Ballot Access News On May 26, Level the Playing Field, Peter Ackerman, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein filed this amended complaint, asking that the court order the Federal Election Commission to require the Commission on Presidential Debates to revise its debate invitation criteria. The case is Level the Playing Field v FEC, U.S. District Court, …

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Glenn Tells Head of Libertarian Party What Floored Him About Gary Johnson

The Glenn Beck Program Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Libertarian Party joined Glenn in studio Thursday to discuss the contentious 2016 election and the future of his party. Does Sarwark see 2016 as a missed opportunity for the Libertarian Party? “Absolutely not,” Sarwark said. “You don’t?” Glenn responded in surprise. Glenn and Sarwark continued a …

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Jesse Walker: Election Do-Over Poll Shows Gains for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein; No sign of third-party regrets

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 …

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Constitution Party of Idaho: ‘2016 Libertarians Breakout; but the Constitution Party?…Not So Much’

Posted on the Idaho CP's website on December 8th, 2016 It may be appropriate here to put up comparative data for reflection. After all, this is the eve of the Constitution Party’s so-called National Committee meeting in Huntsville, Alabama (NCM-Huntsville)…erect pinkies and hors d’oeuvres and all that. No doubt, cream puffery will be the whole of the menu. It is doubtful, given experience, that meaningful introspection …

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Pennsylvania State Elections Office Tallies Presidential Write-ins for Three Candidates: McMullin, Sanders, and Kasich

Ballot Access News On December 23, the Pennsylvania state elections office released some information about presidential write-ins. The office says there are 6,472 for Evan McMullin; 6,060 for Bernie Sanders; and 302 for John Kasich. The office says in addition there are 37,242 more presidential write-ins. Anyone who wants more information must visit Harrisburg and …

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