Tag Archives: Barbara Howe

N.C. Libertarian chair says ‘don’t waste your vote’ on Dalton or McCrory

by J.J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

“Don’t waste your vote” is a refrain which independent, third party voters hear frequently, and the impact it has on those considering a third party vote is interesting. It demonstrates the dichotomy which frequently occurs between logic and ethics. Logically, given a close election, one would not vote third party for the “lesser of two evils” argument.… Read more ...

Howe asks N.C. Gov. Perdue to pardon the Wilmington Ten

Libertarian N.C. gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe has announced her support for a pardon of innocence for the group known as the Wilmington Ten, nine men and one woman convicted of arson and conspiracy in 1972.

They served nearly a decade in prison before a federal appeals court overturned the conviction for prosecutorial and judicial misconduct.… Read more ...

Barbara Howe responds to gubernatorial debate she wasn’t invited to

The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters excluded Libertarian candidate Barbara Howe from their first gubernatorial debate, broadcast from the taxpayer-funded UNC-TV studios in Durham. Howe was excluded despite the fact she’s ballot-qualified and polling as high as nine percent, quite an accomplishment for a third party candidate.

Howe said she believes North Carolina voters deserve to have the full picture when submitting their ballots this November and the NCAB did a great disservice to the public but not inviting her.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian Candidate for Governor polls 7 percent

A poll of 600 North Carolina adults released 5 July 2012 by the John W. Pope Civitas Institute with the headline “McCrory Lead Narrows with Libertarian in Poll” shows Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Barbara Howe with 7 percent, Democratic candidate Walter Dalton with 44 percent, and Republican Pat McCrory with 46 percent.  … Read more ...

Johnson Campaign Endorses 26 More Candidates

The following Media Release from the Gary Johnson Campaign includes 1 Gubernatorial, 4 US Senate, 10 US House, 1 State Senate, 7 State House and 3 other candidate endorsements.

The campaign has also announced monthly conference calls for all interested endorsed candidates as well as all other Libertarian candidates requesting or considering requesting endorsement by the campaign.  … Read more ...

Libertarian Party Nominee Barbara Howe Polls 7% in North Carolina Gubernatorial Election

SurveyUSA is one of the most accurate polling companies in the United States, along with Public Policy Polling. Those two polling firms have also been the most reliable in terms of including third party candidates in their polls over the last couple of years. They recently polled the gubernatorial race in North Carolina and found Barbara Howe, the Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate, receiving 7% of the vote.… Read more ...

Tuesday, June 7: Electoral Freedom Act to be considered in North Carolina

Sent to the IPR submissions e-mail by Paulie. Received from the announce list at lpnc.org:

Below is a special message from Free the Vote North Carolina, a coalition of which the LPNC is a member.

Please call or write your representative this Monday or Tuesday and ask them to support the Electoral Freedom Act (H32), a bill that will significantly ease ballot access restrictions in NC.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarians condemn U.S. attack on Libya

The North Carolina Libertarian party has condemned the U.S. attack on Libya, saying that President Obama not only circumvented the U.S. Constitution but contradicted his own statements about presidential power to order such attacks.

“The Libertarian Party of North Carolina joins the national Libertarian Party in condemning President Obama for this military assault on Libya, circumventing the constitutionally required Congressional vote,” said Barbara Howe, Libertarian Party state chair in a statement posted on the party’s website.Read more ...

Brian Irving: NC Libertarians respond to NC Ballot Access Decision

March 16, 2011
By Brian Irving

The N.C. Supreme Court has upheld the state laws that give North Carolina the second most restrictive ballot access requirements in the nation. The justices ruled 5-1 that they were “not persuaded” that ballot access is a “fundamental right.”

“Indeed, ballot access rights, though distinct from voting rights, are central to the administration of our democracy,” said Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, writing for the majority.… Read more ...

Discord Abounds On Libertarian National Committee

From Brian Irving:

On the heels of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina withdrawing from the Libertarian National Committee’s Region 1, the Texas Libertarian Party has directed it chair to seek the removal of the region’s representative Stewart Flood…

In December, the N.C. Libertarian executive committee voted unanimously to withdraw from the region.

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Liberty Point: Libertarian Mike Beitler asked the hard questions

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

Mike Beitler may not have received as many votes as the polls indicated he would, but he said he’s pleased with the election results because of the campaign staff and organization he’s built.

“I am ready to turn this all over to Mike Munger,” Beitler said, referring to the party’s last gubernatorial candidate.… Read more ...

Liberty Point: Win or lose, Libertarians make a difference

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates are optimistic that regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s election, their campaigns have made a difference. They are optimistic because of the reaction they’ve received from voters unhappy with the two major parties.

“Voters are quite polarized this year, so my results are going to depend on turnout of unaffiliated and disenchanted Republican voters, plus a low Democrat turnout,” said Lon Cecil, candidate for U.S.… Read more ...