Author Archives: Andy Craig

Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign

Green Party nominee Jill Stein has been engaged in a post-election fundraising drive in order to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She does not dispute her own vote totals in those states, but is basing her claim on alleged irregularities, the possibility that voting machines were hacked, and how “unexpected” the results were.… Read more ...

Rhode Island confirmed: Johnson/Weld on ballots in all 50 states

News via a Facebook live video from Christopher S. Thrasher, ballot access director for the campaign, who confirms that ballot access has been officially verified in Rhode Island, the last state remaining.

The last time the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee achieved nation-wide ballot access was for the 1996 campaign of Harry Browne.… Read more ...

74% to 26%: Florida Libertarians reject Invictus, nominate Stanton for Senate in Aug. 30 primary

Results from the Orlando Sentinel

Results from the Orlando Sentinel

Paul Stanton has handily defeated controversial candidate Augustus Invictus for the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida; with preliminary results showing a margin of almost fifty points (73.6% to 26.4%).

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Jill Stein names Ajamu Baraka as running mate

Press Release from the Green Party:

p_Ajamu_Baraka.jpgGreen Party presumptive Presidential nominee Jill Stein has offered her vice-presidential bid to international human rights scholar and activist Ajamu Baraka.

 “I am honored and excited to announce that my running mate in the 2016 presidential election will be Ajamu Baraka, activist, writer, intellectual and organizer with a powerful voice, vision, and lifelong commitment to building true political revolution,” Stein announced.

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Sen. Mark Madsen (Utah) switches to Libertarian, endorses Johnson/Weld

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UPDATE: Utah’s Libertarian Senator Mark Benson Madsen is scheduled to appear on  K-Talk radio at 8PM Eastern (6PM Mountain) TONIGHT (26 July) on the Standup Commentary Talk Radio show to discuss his change from the GOP to the Libertarian Party.

Listen Live HERE.  IPR readers may call into the show @ 801 254 5855 and/or ask questions online HERE.  … Read more ...

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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Mayor of Charleston, WV leaves GOP, will vote for Gary Johnson

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Danny Jones, the four-term Mayor of the West Virginia’s capital and largest city, has renounced his 45-year membership in the Republican Party and switched his voter registration to “unaffiliated.”

Jones also announced that he had previously decided to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Michigan suspends membership of James Weeks II for two years, disavows Sheriff campaign

hqdefault (1)Resolution passed 7-2 by the LPM Executive Committee:

Motion to suspend James Weeks II from the LP of Michigan for a period of 2 years with a starting date of May 29, 2016

This motion is being made as a consequence for his actions at the LP National Convention. During his nomination speech for chair of the LPUSA, Mr.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson at 12%, beating Hillary among independents; with Weld tonight on Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert

13434865_10153141439964364_3682002479068441712_nIn the Fox News Poll released today, Gov. Gary Johnson at 12%, a new high for a national poll and up two points from the same poll three weeks prior. The poll also shows the Libertarian nominee taking 23% of independents, beating Hillary Clinton at 22%. Among voters under age 35, Johnson takes 18%.… Read more ...

Andy Craig for Congress: Libertarians Aim to Contest Milwaukee’s U.S. House Seat

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District will feature a two-party race, but unlike most of the state, the two parties involved will be the incumbent Democrats and the state’s Libertarians.

Andy Craig has secured a place on the ballot, in an election the Republicans left uncontested.… Read more ...

Gov. Bill Weld: “I want to simply take a moment to express my deep gratitude to you for allowing me to join Governor Johnson on the Libertarian ticket”

From Gov. Bill Weld’s Facebook page:
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I apologize for being a couple of days behind in writing this letter. As you may have seen, Governor Johnson and I have been busy making the media rounds in New York City — taking the Libertarian Party’s message to virtually every network and major media outlet in the nation.… Read more ...

Nebraska’s Laura Ebke Leaves GOP, Becomes First Libertarian State Senator

Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete left the Republican Party and registered as a Libertarian Party […]

“Republicans talk about fiscal responsibility, but they tend to place not such a high emphasis on civil liberties.”

Ebke said the approaching nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential choice affected her decision “maybe a little (because) I can’t imagine myself voting for him.”

“But it’s less about Trump per se than what that reflects about the Republican Party,” she said.

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