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2018 Mid-Term Elections Prediction Thread

Per the suggestion in the November 2018 Open Thread, this thread is for predictions concerning the Mid-Term elections to be held Tuesday, November 6.

Possible predictions:

  • How will the elections affect the party composition of each House of Congress and governorship nationwide?
  • What alternative and/or independent candidates are you closely following and how do you think they will fare?
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Death Notice: Stephen P. Gordon

Libertarian activist Stephen P. Gordon died unexpectedly September 5, 2018 at the age of 56. An Alabama native, Gordon resided in New York since 2014, working for Project Veritas.

Gordon’s involvement in the Libertarian Party dates back to the 1990’s, when he co-founded two local chapters in Georgia.  Upon returning to Alabama in 2002, Gordon’s national profile grew.… Read more ...

Third Party Connection in Kate Steinle Murder Case

In the high profile murder case of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate, the man who fired the fatal shot that killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle three summers ago, the lead defense attorney may be someone with whom IPR readers are familiar.  Public defender Matt Gonzalez, a longtime Green Party activist, secured the “not guilty” verdict for Zarate on the two most serious of three charges Zarate faced.… Read more ...

TJ Roberts: ‘An Open Letter Regarding the Failed Libertarian Party’

TJ Roberts, the managing editor of Liberty Hangout and a contributor to the Radical Capitalist, wrote the following open letter discussing his dissatisfaction with the Libertarian Party and reasons for leaving the party.  Some notable passages follow the introduction.  The letter can be read in full at The Radical Capitalist.Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Zionism, Not Islam, Is America’s Biggest Threat

Chuck Baldwin, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, published the following editorial yesterday:  

While evangelical Christians and pastors and conservative pundits on FOX News, radio talk shows, and Internet news sites constantly rail against the perceived threat that Islam poses to the United States (Saudi Arabia IS a real threat–most of the Islamic terror groups hail from Saudi Arabia–but of course, the U.S.… Read more ...

Former Libertarian and Reform Party Presidential Candidate Appears on Infowars

Robert David Steele, a 2012 candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination and briefly a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, appeared on broadcaster Alex Jones’ Infowars program this past week.

Steele, an open source activist who claims to be a former CIA agent, said the following during the appearance:

We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars, populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride so that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.

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Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties.

Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  … Read more ...

Augustus Invictus Discusses the Libertarian Party

Augustus Sol Invictus, a Florida attorney who received extensive media coverage for his 2016 campaign for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, posted the following as the fourth newsletter for The Revolutionary Conservative.  Invictus gave IPR permission to republish.

I am proud to announce that my son, Cesare Zagreus Invictus, was born this morning in the Waxhaws, just a stone’s throw from where Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina.… Read more ...

American Independent Party Nominee Inaugurated as President

Today, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to businessman Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential nominee of the American Independent Party (AIP) (platform).  Trump was also the nominee of the Republican Party.

The AIP placed Trump on the ballot in California, where he received 4,483,810 votes (31.49%), his third largest statewide total after Texas and Florida.  … Read more ...

Civil Rights Leader & Libertarian Party Member Roy Innis Dies

Last week, Roy Innis, a Civil Rights leader and registered member of the Libertarian Party, died at age 82.  He had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.

Innis’s history of Civil Rights activism dates back to the 1950s when he became involved with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which organized sit-ins and protests of racial segregation.  … Read more ...

Ron Paul Wins an Electoral Vote

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The Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee Ron Paul received an electoral vote today from a faithless Texas elector as the Electoral College met to officially elect Donald Trump the next president.

Paul, a former Republican Congressman who twice ran for president as a Republican, left the party in 2015 and changed his registration back to the Libertarian Party.  … Read more ...

Rob Sherman Dies in Plane Crash

As reported by Ballot Access News and the Associated Press, Rob Sherman, former chairman of the Green Party of Cook County (Illinois) and frequent Green Party candidate for public office, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

The McHenry County Coroner confirmed Sherman died after crashing his small plane into a cornfield on either Friday or Saturday.  … Read more ...