Darcy Richardson: “The Johnson-Weld Libertarian Ticket: The Duopoly Gains an Ally”

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Darcy G. Richardson is an IPR contributor, historian, author and activist. On July 22nd, 2016, he announced that he will be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, which will be decided July 29th-31st in Bohemia, New York. The following article was published on his campaign website:

As Alice famously said, things are getting “curiouser and curiouser.”

In a year of the “outsider,” it’s rather peculiar that the Libertarian Party — the country’s only nationally-organized third party expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states this autumn — is fielding a ticket comprised of two former Republican governors, neither of whom  has had a negative word to say about presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...

Politico:”Third parties shake up Senate battle”

Gary Johnson could care less if his quixotic run for the presidency costs Republicans the Senate.

“I’ve always believed that Republicans are mostly about smaller government. But of late? Not at all,” the Libertarian candidate says matter-of-factly about the party he once championed as GOP governor of New Mexico. “What’s to crash?Read more ...

Sacramento Bee:”Libertarian Gary Johnson says he backs California pot legalization”

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said late Wednesday that he supports the initiative on California’s fall ballot to legalize recreational marijuana.

“Why do I support it?” Johnson, a longtime backer of decriminalizing marijuana, asked about Proposition 64 while leaving Quicken Loans Arena, site of the Republican National Convention. The initiative is supported by Lt.

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Trump 29, Clinton 27, Johnson 26 in Utah 4th Congressional District: Internal Poll for Rep. Mia Love

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson outside the Utah state capitol in June, after meeting with State Senators

Reported today by the Salt Lake Tribune:

CLEVELAND. On the convention floor, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans took the microphone and proclaimed that not only would the party’s nominee, Donald Trump, win the Beehive State in November, but he would get his largest margin of victory in the nation there.

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Darcy Richardson will seek the Reform Party’s presidential nomination

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Originally published at American Third Party Report:

IPR contributor and commentator Darcy G. Richardson will be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination at the party’s national convention in Bohemia, New York, which will be held  next week from July 29th-31st, this ATPR/IPR editor has learned.

In an an email sent today to this editor, Richardson said:

I’ll be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination next weekend in Long Island. 

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Glenn Beck says that he will likely vote for Gary Johnson

From Jeff 4 Justice at the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, July 21st, 2016:

Media mogul Glenn Beck of the Blaze (http://www.theblaze.com/) reveals he’ll likely vote for Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson in the 2016 election. Beck also decries the 2 party system.

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In the shadow of Trump, David Duke announces run for U.S. Senate

(Originally published at the American Third Party Report earlier today):

Today, the 1988 presidential candidate of the Populist Party and internationally known white nationalist David Duke announced his candidacy for an open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana as a Republican.

Duke, 66,  who was initially affiliated with the National Socialist White People’s Party  at the onset of what would become his lengthy political career, ran as the presidential nominee of the nationalist, Willis Carto founded Populist Party in the 1988 presidential election.… Read more ...

New poll shows that the military favors Gary Johnson over Clinton and Trump

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Image: Doctrine Man Facebook page

Originally published at American Third Party Report earlier today: 

According to a July 20th, 2016 article by Kristina Wong published at TheHill.com, a new non-scientific poll of active duty military service members, those serving in the military reserves, retired members of the military and former members of the military as well as their family members shows Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson as the preferred candidate of those who wear or have worn the uniform.

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Johnson Campaign Forms Libertarian Advisory Board

Following the July 17th meeting of the Libertarian National Committee in Las Vegas, the Gary Johnson for President campaign is forming an advisory board consisting of “a small group of high profile Libertarians,” according to Johnson staffer Steve Kerbel.

During a Q&A session with Johnson campaign manager Ron Nielson at last weekend’s LNC meeting, Region 1 LNC Representative (and fellow IPR editor) Caryn Ann Harlos and I both expressed concern over the campaign’s messaging and the need to ensure that Gary Johnson is hearing from libertarian advisors.… Read more ...

Dan Savage’s Misguided Hate for Third Parties

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Dan Savage delivered a misguided attack on Jill Stein and third parties on his podcast back in May. A few days ago a San Francisco attorney named Ray Everett posted a partial transcript of the podcast showing Sage’s rant and word has spread.

As owner of IPR I feel a need to respond to Savage’s idiotic comments.… Read more ...

Open Thread for July 2016

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Here we are again–at the beginning of a new month.  As is our tradition, here is a thread for miscellaneous articles and conversation. If you have something you’d like to share that doesn’t really fit into the comments of an existing thread, put it here. This is for YOU. Don’t plagiarize anything or libel anyone, and besides that you’ll probably be okay.… Read more ...

Jill Stein: After US Airstrikes kill 73 in Syria, Time to End Military Assaults that Breed Terrorism

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Press release from Green presidential candidate Jill Stein, July 21st, 2016:

Once again our hearts are breaking – this time, with the tragic news of the deaths of at least 73 civilians, including 35 children, as a result of US airstrikes on the village of Tokkhar in Syria. This horrific attack, the deadliest assault on civilians in the military campaign against ISIS to date, happened because our military admittedly made a “mistake” in identifying these men, women, and children as Islamic State combatants.… Read more ...