From a media release from the Boston Tea Party:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 December 2011 – bostontea.us
The Boston Tea Party’s Presidential Nominating Convention concluded after 2 days with the Vice Presidential nomination going to a 2nd round of balloting.
Tiffany Briscoe (Maryland) was chosen as the Presidential nominee on the first round of voting. Kimberly Johnson (Arizona) was chosen as the Vice Presidential nominee on the 2nd round of voting.
BTP Chair, Darryl W. Perry says, “I would like to thank those of you who voted in the Presidential Nominating Convention. I would like to congratulate Tiffany Briscoe winning the BTP Presidential and Kimberly Johnson on winning the Vice Presidential nomination. You two ladies will represent the party well in the 2012 election.”
Additionally, it is estimated that the BTP will attempt to obtain ballot access in as many as 15 States and will attempt to have the Presidential ticket as a certified write-in candidate in the remaining States(excepting Oklahoma which does not allow write-in votes).
Ms. Briscoe’s website is http://tiffanybriscoe2012.weebly.com
The Boston Tea Party was founded in 2006 with a one sentence platform, “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.”
In October 2008, the party’s National Convention adopted the four point program of the Campaign for Liberty. Their program calls for an end to overseas occupation, a restoration of privacy and other liberties, no increase in the national debt, and a thorough review of the Federal Reserve. During the 2010 convention the Party adopted a new program to End the Wars of Aggression, End the Fed, End the War on Drugs, End the Abuses of Liberty, End the Immigration Fiasco.
Briscoe was nominated by BTP member Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux. In his nomination statement, he said:
I would like to nominate Tiffany Briscoe (Maryland) to represent our party in 2012. Also running as a Democrat, she is a true libertarian that decided to run following Ron Paul’s conservative shift on abortion and immigration and Gary Johnson’s poor reform program based on the FairTax.
Mrs. Briscoe believes in a small government that allows businessmen, corporations, entrepreneurs, workers, individuals to prosper through the establishment of free markets in a society made up of thousands of beliefs, opinions, and dreams.
Were we to choose Tiffany Briscoe as candidate, she would represent the only libertarian with a concrete platform to change the country for the better.
Her 50-point plan plans not only to empower civil liberties, but also to reform education, health care, monetary policy, public works, etc.
She is also the only candidate to present a concrete plan to privatize Social Security without dropping the millions of elderly people and workers soon entering the system.
Tiffany Briscoe is also the best candidate when it comes to comprehensive budget reform.