Tag Archives: 2016 presidential election

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 ...

Darryl W. Perry: Reasons not to vote

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Darryl W. Perry is an author, regular co-host of the nationally syndicated Free Talk Live radio program and a political activist who currently serves as the vice-chair for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. Perry sought the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination earlier this year. The following was published on FPP.cc on July 31st, 2016:

I recently came across an article titled “20 Reasons Not to Vote” which basically claimed in different ways that voting is an act of aggression, and no one who claims to support a peaceful society can vote without violating the principles they claim to support.… Read more ...

Gov. Bill Weld: “I want to simply take a moment to express my deep gratitude to you for allowing me to join Governor Johnson on the Libertarian ticket”

From Gov. Bill Weld’s Facebook page:
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I apologize for being a couple of days behind in writing this letter. As you may have seen, Governor Johnson and I have been busy making the media rounds in New York City — taking the Libertarian Party’s message to virtually every network and major media outlet in the nation.… Read more ...

Waymire Drops Out, Endorses McAfee

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Waymire (right) with McAfee. Image: Waymire’s Facebook

A couple weeks ago (April 13), citing “circumstances beyond my control,” two-time Libertarian Party presidential candidate Joy Waymire dropped her 2016 bid for president and endorsed former rival John McAfee.

“I prefer his simplified way of communicating his views,” said Waymire of McAfee, “But regardless of whom the nominee is, I will support any of the candidates chosen as the nominee except for one.”

IPR asked Waymire to identify the one candidate she would not support, but she did not immediately respond.… Read more ...

Minnesota Libertarians: Just Say No to Jesse Ventura

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English: Image of Gov Jesse Ventura (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As he does every four years, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has recently publicly mulled a run for the presidency of the United States. This time, he says any such run would take place on the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.

The Libertarian Party of Minnesota’s executive committee isn’t buying.… Read more ...

Breitbart: Result of Third-Party Lawsuit Could Decide Outcome of 2016 Election

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Posted to Breitbart

By Jason Scheurer
March 7, 2016

A lawsuit filed on September 26, 2015 in Washington D.C. (and its eventual outcome) may turn out to be the most important event of the 2016 presidential election.

Virtually ignored by all but a handful of alternative media outlets, this suit has the power to destroy the existing political power structure ─ much like the ridesharing firms, Uber and Lyft, threaten the antiquated taxi industry.… Read more ...

Video: Gary Johnson at CPAC 2016


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L. Neil Smith Endorses McAfee for President

l neil smithIn a Sunday essay published at his Libertarian Enterprise, Libertarian novelist and essayist L. Neil Smith endorses John McAfee for the presidency of the United States:

After months and months of having to listen to RINOs, LINOs, and self-righteous conservative Republican religious cooties, who can’t keep their Invisible Playmate in their pants, John McAfee is a breath of political fresh air.

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Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) pledges to support third-party candidate if Trump is nominated

SasseIn a lengthy open letter posted to his Facebook page, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) declares his intention to vote for a third-party candidate if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. He is the first Senator to say this, joining Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI).

Excerpt:

Please understand: I’m not an establishment Republican, and I will never support Hillary Clinton.

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Video: Gary Johnson on 2016 vs. 2012 Libertarian Party campaigns

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Gov. Gary Johnson: “Sen. Paul and I have some differences, but… he is to be commended for waging the good fight.”

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Gov. Gary Johnson Commends Rand Paul for “Waging the Good Fight” for Liberty

Rand Paul is the latest to find that there is no room for the Liberty Movement in today’s Republican nominating process. I’ve been there. With his departure from the presidential race, there is no voice remaining to challenge failed military interventions, mass surveillance of Americans by their government, or real cuts in the size and cost of government.

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The Atlantic: “Cheat Sheet” profiles presidential candidates vying for third spot in 2016 race

The Atlantic has included potential and declared third-party and independent candidates in its “cheat sheet” of 2016 presidential candidates. As they explain, “this cheat sheet on the state of the presidential field will be periodically updated throughout the campaign season. Here’s how things look right now.” Excerpt below.

Third Party and Independent


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Who is he?

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