The LP Oregon group which is not currently recognized by the State of Oregon for the purpose of placing candidates on the ballot or by LPHQ (formerly the “Reeves Group,” now chaired by Ian Epstein and operating as Oregon PAC 16869) has filed an appeal of what it calls its “constructive disaffiliation” with the LP National Judicial Committee, chaired by M Carling, a plaintiff on their side of the lawsuit which they are currently appealing in Oregon state courts. Each side has declined the opportunity for oral argument in the Oregon state court appeal. A copy of the Oregon PAC 16869 appeal to the LP Judicial Committee is here:
Other IPR writers are welcome to edit this article to provide additional background information. Everything about the Oregon LP is always debated, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the wording of this article will be debated as well. I’m not wedded to this language, but I also don’t want to spend a lot of time on it; other IPR editors are welcome to fix it if they feel like it and if it is deemed necessary and proper.
Meanwhile, Scott Lieberman writes on the LNC email list:
As you all know, the LNC, Inc. is in a very serious financial crunch.
However, I have a way to help fix that problem!
The National LP can start a pool to guess how many comments the article covering the petition below will generate during the first 7 days after it gets posted to Independent Political Report.
Since IPR editors can track the IP addresses of comment authors, we will give them the name of everyone who enters the pool, and IPR will tell us if they have commented on that article. If they do comment, they will be disqualified from the pool, since we don’t want them gaming the results.
If we charge $50 to enter the pool, and we award half the proceeds to the winner, I bet we could cover half a day to a full day of LNC, Inc. operating expenses.
Just for fun, I will give my guess: 315 comments.