Category Archives: Libertarian Party

LIVE BLOGGING: Libertarian National Committee Quarterly Meeting December 10-11, 2016

global_452657254Live Blogging will commence at meeting start on December 10, 2016


Libertarian National Committee (LNC) quarterly business meeting

Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (LNC Business Meeting)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:00 pm. to 10:00 p.m. (Party at LP Headquarters – tickets)
Sunday, Dec. 11, 9:00 a.m.… Read more ...

Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part Two – What Went Wrong

by Peter B. Gemma

 sss-1-500x250“We simply got off to a late start and didn’t have enough time or manpower to get it done for 2016.  We now know the nuances in each state, however, so we are prepared moving forward.”

That’s the post election assessment of the American Solidarity Party presidential nominee Mike Maturen.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee: Proposed Budget and Mortgage Pay-Down Issues

global_452657254Today was an active discussion day for Libertarian Party financial issues to be dealt with at the upcoming LNC meeting December 10-11, 2017.

From Treasurer Tim Hagan:

The draft budget to be considered at next month’s meeting is attached. Some notes:

The Operating Budget worksheet, column F (highlighted in blue) is the budget to be considered.

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Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part One – The Good News

by Peter B. Gemma

6a00d8341bfae553ef019b00baf5c2970c-800wi“I believe 2016 was a phenomenal breakthrough for independent candidates and 3rd parties; the fact that independent candidates formed networks to support each other and to push the independent message is a development they cannot be underestimated.”

That’s Lynn Kahn’s overview of this year’s election. Kahn, who ran for President as an independent, was on the ballot in two states and qualified as a write-in in 10 more.… Read more ...

Aaron Starr Likely to Win City Council Seat in Oxnard, CA


Posted to Ventura County Star

New Oxnard councilman may be city’s strongest critic

By Wendy Leung
November 11, 2016

When Councilwoman Dorina Padilla announced earlier this year she was not seeking a second term, it was clear that whatever happened in the election, there would be at least one fresh face on the Oxnard City Council.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Non-Confidential Portion of Campaign Contract

20160314_contracttransparencyhomepagegraphic2As reported previously on IPR, there had been a struggle within the LNC on an initial eternal secrecy clause with the contract with the Gary Johnson Campaign. Chair Sarwark was able to have that portion removed, and on September 30, 2016, posted this to the LNC Business List:


Sarwark informally asked LNC members to keep the non-confidential portion to themselves until after election day.… Read more ...

Starchild to Electoral College Members: Please Save Us From Donald Trump!

LNC At Large Member Starchild at

Last night, to the dismay of half the country and much of the world, Donald Trump came out ahead in the race for U.S. president by a razor-thin margin, and as usual, most of the media prematurely rushed to declare a winner.

Of course the possibility of another President Clinton was equally dismaying to many, and all the candidates other than the nominees of the 2-party cartel were once again shut out of the presidential debates, arguably once again making the election results illegitimate regardless of who ends up in the White House.… Read more ...

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster: Why Hillary and the Corporate Cabal Lost – And Solving Problems Using Freedom

melinda-pillsbury-fosterWhy Hillary and the Corporate Cabal Lost – And Solving Problems Using Freedom

November 10, 2016

Hillary did not lose because Trump out-thought her, out-spent her, or held more power. She did not lose because she is a woman.

Hillary Rodham Clinton had all the cards normally available in the game of politics; more money, more experience, and a far larger and experienced campaign team.… Read more ...

NV Assembly: John Moore in 3rd place, 6.8% for reelection; Dennis Hof 39.2% in two-way race

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John Moore, the first of four state legislators around the country to switch to the Libertarian Party last year, got 6.8% (3rd place) in his bid to win reelection as a Libertarian. Moore was recently censured by both the Nevada and national Libertarian Party organizations for his votes in favor of government funding for a stadium in Las Vegas and enabling legislation to allow Clark County commissioners to raise taxes for the purpose of funding police.… Read more ...