Update 8/18: From a forwarded email sent by an LP activist: ““The final hurdle is verification of 12,000 signatures petitioners have collected. Should 5,000 of those be deemed valid, Gary Johnson will be on the Ohio ballot in November as an independent candidate – independent because Ohio raised its ballot access standards in 2013, causing the Libertarian Party to lose state recognition.” The previous title of the article has been corrected – KL
Press release from the Libertarian Party:
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2016
Libertarian Party clears hurdles for ballot access in Ohio, New York
Alexandria – The Libertarian Party’s candidate for president, Gary Johnson, has cleared more hurdles to be on the ballot in Ohio and New York and is on track for ballot access in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.… Read more ...
March 1, 2016
by John Michael Spinelli
More than any other news group, Plunderbund has covered the legal case against Camp Kasich, filed by the Libertarian Party of Ohio [LPO] who saw its candidate for governor two years ago tossed off the primary ballot through a scheme that involved long-time political operatives spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to find a protester who could challenge signatures on party petitions.… Read more ...
Bob Bridges, Chair, LPO
COLUMBUS (Thursday, Nov. 5)—Ohio voters rejected Issue 3 because they didn’t want a small cartel of already-rich, well-connected operators to make millions by controlling Ohioans’ personal freedom and urgent medical needs, said the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio.
“Some of the media has this story a little bit wrong,” said LPO Executive Committee Chairman Bob Bridges.… Read more ...
The Associated Press reports that “a recent court filing showed the Ohio Republican Party’s legal bills in the challenge to 2014 Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl are nearly $600,000 — nearly double the amount previously disclosed.”
The state GOP said in March that payments to the law firm of Zeiger, Tigges & Little for the disqualification effort totaled $300,000.… Read more ...
This past week, an attorney for the Libertarian Party of Ohio, Mark R Brown, filed a motion to expedite a court case asking that Charlie Earl be reinstated as the LPO’s candidate for governor to the November 4, 2014 ballot.
The 19-page brief explains the situation well. For additional information re: Ohio’s attempts to keep Libertarians off the ballot, please see:
Ohio Libertarians Lose Ballot Access
Ohio Libertarians Say GOP Schemed
Charlie Earl Qualifies for Governor Race
Libertarian Party of Ohio Files Suit
Looks Like We Have Big Problem in Ohio
Here is the brief which was just filed:
LPO2013MotionToExpedite(stamped) (1)… Read more ...
This opinion piece was posted today in Cleveland.com .
Kevin Knedler has been the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio since 2007. He is currently running for Secretary of State of that state.
Amid the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Republican Party will bring its 2016 convention to Cleveland, it’s been forgotten that Ohio just hosted a national political convention.… Read more ...
March 9, 2014
The Libertarian Party of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit on March 8, 2014 regarding the rejection of Charlie Earl as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor. It appears the Secretary of State Jon Husted searched and found yet another reason to keep Libertarians off the ballot by ruling that signed petitions were not valid because the petitioner neglected to fill in the name of his employer.… Read more ...
From Ballot Access News, March 7th:
On March 7, at the end of the business day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted revealed that he has removed the Libertarian Party statewide candidates from the party’s primary ballot, including the gubernatorial candidate, Charlie Earl.… Read more ...
Note: The article below places a great deal of emphasis on the alleged Democratic Party involvement with the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s petitioning process.
Libertarian governor candidate challenged
March 4, 2014
Herald Star Online
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers sparred Tuesday over whether a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Ohio is qualified for the May ballot, a dispute whose outcome could affect Republican Gov.… Read more ...
Found on the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s website
Up-to-the-minute SB 193 news will appear here until further notice, so check back often
Latest SB 193 UPDATE:
COLUMBUS (Tue., Oct, 7 at 1 p.m.)
The Ohio Senate has passed SB 193, just a couple of hours after it made it out of committee.… Read more ...