Libertarian Party national office year end message

Lauren Daugherty at LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

As you consider your end-of-the-year charitable giving, please consider giving to the Libertarian Party.

2016 was a record-breaking year for the Libertarian Party because generations of Libertarians such as you have been investing faithfully in our growth.

This year, we achieved ballot access in all 50 states and DC so that all Americans had the opportunity to vote for Libertarian candidates.… Read more ...

2016 year end message from Constitution Party national chairman

constitutionparty.com:

Dear Fellow Patriots:

The 2016 tumultuous and historic General Election is behind us and it has opened numerous doors of opportunity for the Constitution Party. Prior to election night, numerous critics of our party predicted that our presidential candidates would garner less that 100,000 votes. Thanks to many of our loyal Constitution Party workers and the thousands of new people who joined the campaign, not only did we exceed that total, but we more than doubled it in spite of the fact that we were on the ballot in two less states this year than in 2012.… Read more ...

Brandy Baker, Mark Lause at the North Star: background info on, criticism of Stein’s involvement in 2016 Presidential recount efforts

Over at the North Star, two authors, Brandy Baker, (Author bio: “GREEN NATIONAL COMMITTEE DELEGATE FOR MARYLAND”; Article: Jill Stein sees Russia from her house) and Mark Lause, (Author bio: “GREEN PARTY OF OHIO AND NORTH STAR EDITORIAL BOARD”; Article: Recounting a Presidential Election: the Backstory) provide some detailed history and analysis of Jill Stein’s campaign and its participation in recount efforts related to the Presidential vote in 2016 in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘War monger Trump: Let it be an arms race’

Estevan Hernandez at the PSL’s Liberation News:

On December 22 president-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.”

The next day, he reportedly told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski “Let it be an arms race,” when she asked him about his earlier tweet. This comes after an election campaign peppered with flippant and belligerent talk about the U.S.… Read more ...

John McAfee: ‘I Can Guarantee You, It Was Not the Russians’

Posted to zerohedge.com

December 30, 2016

In case some of you were duped into believing this was evidence that proved Russia hacked the US elections, John McAfee would like to remind you that you’re probably a high tier retard and would believe virtually anything your government told you.

Crazy, but brilliant, John said “if it looks like the Russians did it, then I can guarantee you it was not the Russians.”

The Joint Analysis Report from the FBI contains an appendix that lists hundreds of IP addresses that were supposedly “used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services.” While some of those IP addresses are from Russia, the majority are from all over the world, which means that the hackers constantly faked their location.

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Opposition News: Alt parties make gains, shuffle rankings in presidential results (2016 vs. 2012)

By Mark Wachtler at ONN:

(ONN) Now that all of the 2016 Presidential election ballots have been counted and certified, including write-ins, we can see which opposition third parties grew, shrunk or stayed the same. With two unpopular candidates nominated by the two establishment parties – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – most of America’s third parties grew exponentially.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader’s Open Letter to President Obama: Decision Time for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama:

On November 28, 2016, Jimmy Carter, the President who negotiated the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1978, wrote an op ed for the New York Times titled, “America Must Recognize Palestine.” His urgent plea was directed to you to take “the vital step…to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, as 137 countries have already done, and help it achieve full United Nations membership,” before you leave office on January 20, 2017.… Read more ...

Green Party endorses Occupy Inauguration; Greens will participate in protests on Jan. 20 and 21

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States has endorsed Occupy Inauguration, as Greens prepare to participate in events planned for Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.

Occupy Inauguration will feature a mass rally and protest in Washington, D.C. to coincide with President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Green Party of the United States
http://www.gp.org
@GreenPartyUS

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Contact:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org


Organizers intended Occupy Inauguration to take place whether Mr.… Read more ...

LP.org blog: Washington Secretary of State Ignores Precedent, Steals Major Party Status From Libertarians

LP.org blog:

SOS Kim Wyman

From a Dec 8 statement issued by the Libertarian Party of Washington:

Today the Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, and Governor Jay Inslee signed off and certified the 2016 General Election. 3,209,214 valid votes were cast for president; with 160,879 being cast directly for Governor Gary Johnson, good for 5.01% of the vote.

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Meghann Adams at Liberation News: Trump Taiwan phone call a signal of aggression to come

Meghann Adams at the PSL’s Liberation News:

Trump Taiwan phone call a signal of aggression to come

On December 2, Donald Trump announced that he had talked on the phone with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen. This moment marked a huge departure from diplomatic protocol established between China and the United States in 1979.

Trump claimed that it was just a congratulatory call he was entitled to take while news outlets trembled in shock at what they thought could be an unintentional and ignorant shot at China.… Read more ...

National aggregate US Senate vote by party, 2016



Ballot Access News
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The total vote cast for U.S. Senate on November 8, 2016, by party, was:

Democratic 51,297,372
Republican 40,784,703
Libertarian 1,788,027
Green 695,604
Working Families 428,854
Conservative 267,186
Independence 150,457
Constitution 124,587
Independent Party of Oregon 59,516
Women’s Equality 45,297
Independent American 27,340
New Independent Party 17,649
Reform 17,781
American 11,923
Unity 9,336
Socialist 6,888
Liberty Union 3,241
American Shopping 1,393

Independent candidates received 461,960 votes.… Read more ...

Reason TV: The Libertarian Holiday Gift Guide

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