There will be an Executive Committee Meeting to discuss time-sensitive
CT ballot access issues
Date: Thursday July 12, 2018
Time: 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific
This will be held via teleconference.
Conference Dial-in: 712-770-8044
Conference Code: 396415
This is not a confidential meeting and any Party member may attend.
Staff, please post this to the calendar.
Caryn Ann Harlos
Libertarian Party and Libertarian National Committee Secretary
– Caryn.Ann. Harlos@LP.org or Secretary@LP.org.
Chair, LP Historical Preservation Committee – LPedia@LP.org
A haiku to the Statement of Principles:
We defend your rights
And oppose the use of force
Taxation is theft
Emailed to LNC from myself and forwarded by Bill Redpath. Note: NOT an IPR editorial.
I misspelled Alex’s last name due to a typo and not having it in my email contacts yet and I should not have described Michael’s conditional pledge as a donation that already happened. Typed too fast, sorry. Someone please forward to rest of LNC. paulie
On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 12:16 PM, Paul Frankel wrote:
Bill or other LNC members, would you please also forward my plan?
I believe only 10k gross sigs are needed, of which 4,000 have been collected and additional 2,250 pledged.
Remaining 15,000 usd.
If LNC commits to half of that that is $7,500. Hopefully that is a lot more palatable to LNC than the $18k plus in Chris’s plan.
Can you or anyone else contact …. and other max level donors before LNC call to see if they would be willing to match …..’s donation and knock that number down further? LPCT folks please be on the call tonight. I will be and will ask to be recognized.
Feel free to also share with LNC my offer. Unfortunately I am not in a financial position to pledge anything off the bat, but if I manage to collect 1,000 paid and still have time before the Aug 8 deadline my next 250 sig after that are volunteer.
Paul Frankel 205-534-1622 and I will be happy to talk with LNC members, anyone willing to consider a pledge or anyone who has questions any time today.
On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM, Bill Redpath wrote:
The LPCT petition has a slate of candidates: Governor & Lt. Governor
(I don’t know if it is a ticket), Treasurer, Comptroller & Secretary of
State. The LPCT does not have an Attorney General candidate. Here is
the website for the Governor candidate:
The LPCT needs 7,500 valid sigs and the deadline is Wed, August 8.
The LPCT states that it currently has 4,000 gross sigs. The sigs have
been loaded into a Dropbox. If I have time before the 9PM ET call
tonight, I will try to verify the 4,000 gross sig count. It is my
understanding that Rod Hanscomb, the Governor candidate, whom I met in
New Orleans and am very impressed with, has gathered 3,000 gross sigs
himself so far, with the other 1,000 coming from volunteers.
There are pledges of more gross sigs to be gathered (contingent on a
plan being in place for petition drive success–which probably means
some LNC subsidization). I call these “Personally Responsible” sigs,
meaning that the person pledges to gather or pay for these number of
sigs: Chastain 1,000, Redpath 250, Hanscomb 500, Theibault (Lt. Gov.
candidate) 250, Reale (LPCT Chair) 250. That sums to 2,250 gross
sigs. I have urged the LPCT to try to increase that number before the
The LPCT validity checking just started Monday evening. I have no
feedback on that yet. Hopefully, there will be some on the call
tonight. However, historically, CT has been a high (75%+) validity
state, but to achieve that, petitioners need to stay out of New Haven
In a separate email, I will forward Christopher Thrasher’s petitioning
plan that he presented in a Monday night phone call. He calls for
9,000 more gross sigs to be gathered, although I think that is
overkill. Of course, that will depend on validity feedback.
Additional discussions are available on the LNC list today.
https://lpct.nationbuilder.com/donate is the link for anyone wishing to donate.