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 change.org:

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 ...

Chuck Baldwin: The Trump Victory

Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, posted the following on his blog Chuck Baldwin Live in reaction to the election of Donald Trump.

Let’s be honest: we saw a historic election Tuesday night. The only election coming close to the stunning proportions of this election was Ronald Reagan’s first election in 1980.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

Data via http://silverstateelection.com/NVAssembly/:

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 ...

LP.org: ‘Big ballot access wins for LP!’

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LP.org blog:

Last night the Libertarian Party achieved a number of critically-important ballot access victories, making the LP a recognized party in 39 states, the highest ever after an election in the party’s history.

  • The Texas LP retained ballot access with Railroad Commission candidate Mark Miller receiving over 5 percent. The party would have had to collect over 80,000 signatures to get back on the ballot if no statewide candidate received 5 percent.
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LP Vice Chair Open Letter to Democrats

Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party released this open letter to Democratic voters today in response to their candidate’s decisive defeat:

Democratic voters:

Do you know why the Democratic Party lost despite better organization and more money?

It’s because you literally nominated an openly pro-war Democrat. (Obama at least pretended otherwise.)

The current version Democratic Party is strongest in politically correct parts of cities, where people are often more influenced by the fashion of politics than by the substance.… Read more ...

Jesse Walker: Where the Third-Party Candidates Were Strongest


Yesterday’s presidential election produced the strongest showing in 20 years for third-party and independent candidates. Not all the ballots have been tallied yet, so some of the numbers below may be slightly off from the final totals. But at this point all the alternative candidates put together have received more than 5 percent of the popular vote.… Read more ...

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IPR owner Warren Redlich quoted in Washington Post

From an article by Katie Zezima at WaPo:

Among the biggest deficits such candidates suffer is a lack of funding. Johnson raised about $11 million, Stein about $3.5 million and McMullin about $1 million, compared with the hundreds of millions put forward for Trump and Clinton.

“In Florida, I’m not seeing the Gary Johnson ads,” said Warren Redlich, a lawyer who ran for governor of New York as a libertarian.… Read more ...