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 … Continue reading Constitution Party of Idaho: ‘2016 Libertarians Breakout; but the Constitution Party?…Not So Much’
Ballot Access News This week the Ohio Libertarians filed this brief in State ex rel Fockler v Husted, 2016-1863. This the case that says the Gary Johnson vote for president in Ohio had the effect of creating a new ballot-qualified party.
Ballot Access News In many states, a new record was set this year for write-in presidential candidates. Probably if all states would count all their presidential write-ins, new records would have been set in virtually all states that allow write-ins. Bernie Sanders set records in three states that counted his write-ins: in California he got … Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Evan McMullin, and Jill Stein All Set New Records for Write-in Totals in Various States
Ballot Access News On December 22, the Ohio Supreme Court asked the Secretary of State to respond to the Libertarian Party’s new ballot access lawsuit. This is the case that argues because the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, got over 3%, the party should be recognized. The response is due December 27. The case … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court Asks Secretary of State to Respond to New Ohio Libertarian Party Lawsuit
Ballot Access News The Columbus Dispatch has this story about the new lawsuit filed by the Ohio Libertarian Party in State Supreme Court. The new lawsuit notes that Gary Johnson received more than 3% of the vote for president in Ohio last month. The suit is based on a part of the election code that … Continue reading Columbus Dispatch Story on New Ohio Libertarian Party Ballot Access Lawsuit
Ballot Access News On December 22, the New York State Board of Elections revised its official election returns. The Board had posted “Original certified results” on December 8, which suggests the state had determined the official figures. But on December 22, the Board posted revised figures. Hillary Clinton gained 56,371 votes over the earlier figure; … Continue reading New York State Amends Certified Vote Totals from November 2016 Election
Ballot Access News The Washington Secretary of State has denied qualified status to the Libertarian Party on the grounds that Gary Johnson did not get as much as 5% of the vote, when write-ins for president are included. However, Johnson got 5.01% of the presidential vote if write-ins are not included. The official election returns … Continue reading Washington State Certificate of Ascertainment Does Not Include Any Reference to Presidential Write-ins
Ballot Access News Tennessee defines a political party as “at least one of whose candidates for an office to be elected by voters of the entire state has received a number of votes equal to at least 5% of the total number of votes cast for gubernatorial candidates in the most recent election of governor.” … Continue reading Tennessee Libertarian Party May Seek Acknowledgement that it is Now a Qualified Party
by Austin Petersen, The Libertarian Republic No one has more cause to dislike Gary Johnson than myself. After this man tossed my gift pistol in the trash when I refused to endorse his VP pick Bill Weld (in retrospect a smart decision), it took all the fortitude I possessed not to ignite a full-blown civil war against the ticket. … Continue reading I despise Gary Johnson… but I voted for him.
by William C. Vaillancourt This was supposed to be the Libertarians’ year. Both major party nominees were disliked at record-breaking levels – and yet together they amassed nearly 95 percent of the popular vote. Gary Johnson flirted with the 15 percent polling threshold needed to qualify for the debates – and yet what little momentum … Continue reading A Postmortem On Libertarianism: What Happened To Gary Johnson?