Jill Stein: US Owes Japan an Apology for Nuke Attack, More Important is Commitment to Disarm

From Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s Facebook page, May 27th, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said that President Obama should apologize during his trip to Hiroshima for the use of nuclear weapons against Japan by pledging nuclear disarmament.

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Bill Kristol Tweets There Will be an Independent Challenger to Trump and Hillary

As many of you may know, Bill Kristol and several other prominent “mainstream” conservatives have been searching for a movement conservative approved candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election, an effort they are calling the Renegade Party. Heretofore, they have struggled to find a willing candidate.… Read more ...

Cody Quirk: Unprincipled Politics in the Constitution Party? Leaked Emails Detail Possible Unethical Conduct & Bias during the CP’s 2016 Presidential Nomination Contest


Darrell Castle

by Cody Quirk (American Third Party Report, May 30th, 2016):

The current flash point between the Idaho Constitution Party and its national affiliate over the fallout from the CP’s recent national convention in Salt Lake City Utah continues, as this author received several forwarded emails from the State Chairman of the Idaho affiliate of the CP- Floyd W.… Read more ...

Liberty Hangout: ‘Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun’

Liberty Hangout:

Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.… Read more ...

Open Thread for May 2016


As the Presidential campaign heats up, there might be info from the major parties that might interest the people who read IPR. This would be a good place to post it.
There might be information from independent or other third-party candidates that a reader might wish to share. Or, there may just be something one of our readers want to say that doesn’t follow any of the threads from our articles.… Read more ...

William Weld wins Libertarian Party vice presidential nomination

William Weld wins Libertarian Party vice presidential nomination on second ballot (both ballot results listed below, from Wikipedia:

Libertarian National Convention Vice Presidential vote, 2016 – 1st Ballot[7]
Candidate First Ballot Percentage
William Weld 426 49.022%
Larry Sharpe 264 30.380%
William Coley 93 10.702%
Derrick Grayson 48 5.524%
Alicia Dearn 29 3.337%
None of the above 6 0.690%
Daniel Hogan (Write-in) 1 0.115%
Austin Petersen (Write-in) 1 0.115%
Gary Johnson (Write-in) 1 0.115%
Totals 869 100%

No candidate achieved the majority on the first ballot, so there was a second ballot vote.… Read more ...

Libertarian Presidential nomination runner up Austin Petersen endorses Johnson, Alicia Dearn for VP

ORLANDO, FL – Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson secured the Libertarian Party nomination today at the Libertarian National Conference.

“I am happy to endorse the nominee’s candidacy for President of the United States,” said Austin Petersen. “This is a historic election season, and it is important to back the only candidate running who will work to uphold libertarian ideals.”

“For that reason, I am endorsing Alicia Dearn for the Vice Presidential nomination,” added Petersen.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian Party presidential nomination

Gary Johnson wins the Libertarian Party presidential nomination on the second ballot (both ballots below, with percentages corrected for first ballot, from Wikipedia)

Libertarian National Convention Presidential vote,
2016 – 1st Ballot[5]
Candidate First Ballot Percentage
Gary Johnson 458 49.5%
Austin Petersen 197 21.3%
John McAfee 131 14.2%
Darryl Perry 63 6.8%
Marc Allen Feldman 58 6.3%
Kevin McCormick 9 1.0%
None of the above 5 0.5%
Ron Paul (Write-in) 1 0.1%
Vermin Supreme (Write-in) 1 0.1%
Heidi Zemen (Write-in) 1 0.1%
Derrick Grayson (Write-in) 1 0.1%
Totals 925 100%

No candidate achieved the majority on the first ballot, so there will be a second ballot vote.… Read more ...

Libertarian 2016 Presidential Nomination goes to 2nd ballot

Gary Johnson barely missed a first round win on the first ballot for President at the Libertarian national convention here in Orlando. It now is on second ballot tabulation. McCormick eliminated – the other non-write-ins will all be on 2nd ballot. Write-ins and NOTA will also count, except as I understand it McCormick votes will not count on the second ballot.… Read more ...