Author Archives: paulie

About paulie

Paulie at Next Free Voice, on Facebook, (205)534-1622 cell, Paulie.Frankel@LP.org Biographical information and Q & A

As news of accusations of Roy Moore molesting underage girls breaks, write-in Libertarian Ron Bishop campaign fundraises for skywriter at Auburn-Alabama game

The following was posted to the LNC list by our regional rep, Whitney Bilyeu:

Subject: [Lnc-business] Alabama Race for US Senate
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:02:05 -0600
From: Whitney Bilyeu
To: lnc-business@hq.lp.org

Posted at the request of the Rob Bishop Campaign:

Alabama has an upcoming Special Election for US Senate on December 12th.

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2017 November Election results

Here are the election results I have been able to find so far for this past Tuesday’s November 2017 election. Please post additional results in the comments.

UT-3 (H/T BAN):

Candidate   % Popular Vote Popular Vote
JOHN CURTIS REPUBLICAN 57.57% 62498
KATHIE ALLEN DEMOCRATIC 27.13% 29449
JIM BENNETT UNITED UTAH 08.88% 9641
SEAN WHALEN UNAFFILIATED 02.73% 2968
JOE BUCHMAN LIBERTARIAN 02.18% 2372
JASON CHRISTENSEN INDEPENDENT AMERICAN 01.50% 1633

Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council

Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7.

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Russian police arrest Libertarians during Adam Smith forum

Vera Kichanova at Freedom Today Network (H/T TE Finnegan):

Last weekend, the Libertarian Party of Russia was co-organising the Adam Smith Forum, an annual conference on classical liberalism, in Moscow. The topics discussed included railway nationalisation, universal basic income, smart contracts and many more — by no means anyone called for an armed anti-government riot.… Read more ...

The KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 140: Special Broadcast from Area 51


Originally posted at Kn@ppster

Topics covered of possible interest to IPR readers include the LP Mises Caucus and entryism into the LP of Florida by white nationalists; fellow IPR writer Thomas Knapp answers a question by yours truly, Paulie.

Some background on the Florida situation for IPR readers who are not already familiar with it:

Joe Wendt withdraws from US Senate campaign, Libertarian Party of Florida active membership

Paul Stanton makes motion to remove Ryan Ramsey from Florida LP exec comm, then resigns himself

Paul Frankel: Why Libertarians need to denounce the Alt Right and white nationalists and don’t need to worry about libertarian socialists and antifa

Paul Stanton: LP Florida Chair Marcos Miralles Must Resign

Paul Stanton: Perhaps “Working with White Nationalists” Is Not the Best Approach?Read more ...

Andy Jacobs: Interview with Adam Kokesh (video)

From the video description:

This interview was conducted on Adam Kokesh’s Taxation Is Theft Tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State University. Subjects covered include Adam’s exploratory run for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, his campaign platform, political strategy, the current state of the Libertarian Party, and more.

IPR has also sent Kokesh and his campaign some print questions from several of our readers and writers.… Read more ...

November 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Standing up to bullies in Ohio’

Via LP.org and email:

Dear Libertarian,

As you know, the Libertarian Party is determined to achieve full ballot access again in 2018 so that there will be Libertarian candidates on every ballot in America in November.

Right now, the primary focus of the national party’s ballot access efforts is Ohio.

In Ohio, repeatedly, we have been deprived of ballot access by Republican establishment hacks, who used a “guileless dupe” to remove us from the ballot and then used their courts stacked with partisan judges to keep us off.… Read more ...

Joe Wendt withdraws from US Senate campaign, Libertarian Party of Florida active membership

Email from Joe Wendt to campaign list:


The Campaign must come to an End.

Unfortunately, I must announce my withdrawal from active involvement in the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) and must suspend my campaign for US Senate. Over the past few months, I have been harassed by members of the LPF Executive Committee and prominent members of the LPF.… Read more ...

Paul Stanton makes motion to remove Ryan Ramsey from Florida LP exec comm, then resigns himself

Paul Stanton to LP Florida Exec Comm, sent October 22, 2017 (see link for additional embedded links):

Greetings,

Tonight’s motion 520 is mainly regarding threats and advocacy of violence against me and others, including a current US Senate candidate and former rules chair of the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade. Additionally, he is a leader in a white supremacist group, the American Guard, a spin-off group of the violent anti-immigrant Sons of Odin – founded by Brien James (who also founded the Vinlanders – a Neo-Nazi group responsible for dozens of murders).

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Knapp: ‘Flaky. Whiggy?’

Kn@ppster:

US Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) just became the latest Republican congresscritter to announce he won’t be seeking re-election in 2018:

He told The Arizona Republic ahead of his announcement that he has become convinced “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.”

Flake, 54, said he has not “soured on the Senate” and loves the institution.

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LP.org: ‘Liberty Pledgers – Let’s make 2018 Epic!’

Posted at LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

It is an exciting time to be a Libertarian.

More Americans than ever before realize the need for a strong third party. They are disgusted with the Rs and Ds and know that voters deserve more choices.

We are working hard to give them more choices, and better choices.Read more ...

North Carolina Ballot Access Bill Enacted into Law


Ballot Access News:

On the morning of Tuesday, October 17, the North Carolina House passed SB 656. Because the Senate passed it the day before, it is now law. Governor Roy Cooper had vetoed it, but the legislature has now overridden his veto.

Many Democratic members of the House said in debate on October 17 that they support the ballot access liberalization, but that they voted to uphold the gubernatorial veto because of the unrelated part of the bill that eliminates judicial primary elections in 2018.… Read more ...