Tag Archives: Michigan

Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign

Green Party nominee Jill Stein has been engaged in a post-election fundraising drive in order to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She does not dispute her own vote totals in those states, but is basing her claim on alleged irregularities, the possibility that voting machines were hacked, and how “unexpected” the results were.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Michigan Joins Other Affiliates and LNC in Issuing Gun Rights and Watch List Resolution

Libertarian_Party_of_Michigan_LogoThe Libertarian Party of Michigan joins New Mexico, Colorado, Jefferson Parish (Louisiana), and the Libertarian National Committee in issuing the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Platforms of the National Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of Michigan affirm the right of due process, and deny the legitimacy of “victimless crimes”; and

WHEREAS, the government has steadily encroached upon these rights by illegitimately regulating and restricting access for firearms and ammunition, and may further seek to deprive people, who have been convicted of no crime, of their inherent right to full self-defense by denying their civil and inherent rights to obtain firearms and ammunition; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of Michigan opposes any policy which would deny access to any firearms or ammunition to any person solely for being placed on any government watch or no-fly list, and reaffirms its call to repeal and oppose any existing or proposed firearm and ammunition regulations.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Michigan: Libertarians Call for Occupation of Government Buildings

Libertarian_Party_of_Michigan_LogoContact:
Kimberly McCurry, Chair
Libertarian Party of Michigan
888.FREE.NOW chair@michiganlp.org

Over the past several weeks the government building and land occupation in Oregon has made the national news. Some people support it, some are against, but no matter which side you support one thing is clear – people are tired of government overreach and excessive punishments.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Michigan: Vice-Chair Alleges Biased Misconduct by Chair (Updated 12/19/15 with Response by Chair)

LPM_SymbolFrom a posting on the Libertarian Party of Livingston County and the Libertarian Party of Genesee County Facebook pages:

Yesterday [December 13, 2015] State Chairwoman Kimberly McCurry unilaterally removed LPLC Media Director Justin Burns from his position as editor of the LPM’s Facebook page. Her rationale for doing so was her dislike of LPLC Chairman Jeff Wood’s articles about liberty, which Mr.

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News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country

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The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ...

Michigan Republican Lorence Wenke Quits Over Gay Rights to Run as Libertarian

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Posted to the Gay Star News

Written by Andrew Potts
April 30, 2014

Lorence Wenke, who spent six years in the Michigan state House of Representatives as a Republican, has announced that he has switched political affiliations to the Libertarian Party and that he intends to run against his former party to try to win a state senate seat.… Read more ...

Kyle Foster Introduces the Disability Party to Facebook

Kyle Foster posted this on the Left-Libertarian Alliance page on Facebook, on June 30, 2013.

If the two major US parties including third parties actually cared about disabled people they would have a disability caucus. There needs to be real disability leadership in order for the disability community to have their voices heard.

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Libertarian polls 7% in Michigan U.S. Senate race, clearing hurdle to debate participation

Press release from the Boman campaign:

Detroit, MI – If the election for US Senate were held today, Libertarian nominee, Scotty Boman, would get 7% of Michigan’s vote according to a state-wide scientific poll. The poll of nine hundred and seventy likely Michigan voters was conducted on October 5th and 6th by Gravis Marketing — a national, non-partisan research firm based in Florida.… Read more ...

American 3rd Position Chairman Running for Congress in Michigan as Natural Law Party Candidate

I received this tip on Facebook:

William Daniel Johnson, A3P Chairman, is running for congress as a Natural Law Party candidate. Michigan is the only state where the Natural Law party is still active.

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Scotty Boman for Senate leads LP Slate in Michigan

The Michigan Republican Party has put real effort into keeping Gary Johnson off the ballot in that state, even as they have downsized their effort to defeat President Obama in Michigan. The Michigan Libertarian Party has qualified a full slate of candidates for Congress from Michigan, including Scotty Boman for Senate along with candidates in all 14 Congressional Districts.… Read more ...

Reason Covers The “Gary E. Johnson” Ballot Substitution in Michigan

We have reported previously here at IPR that the Libertarian Party of Michigan and the Gary Johnson for President campaign have considered using a substitution strategy in order to circumvent a sore election law that is being erroneously enforced by the Secretary of State in Michigan. Now Reason is giving the strategy some ink.… Read more ...

Michigan Natural Law Party chooses Rocky Anderson for President

As Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News, the Michigan Natural Law Party, one of the remnants of the now defunct national Natural Law Party, has nominated Justice Party nominee, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson for president, giving him ballot access in the swing state of Michigan.… Read more ...