Gary Johnson wins Nebraska Libertarian Primary

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Final results with 1480 of 1480 precincts reporting:

Gary Johnson 51.91%  ✓
Austin Petersen 19.15%
John McAfee 17.16%
Marc Feldman 6.61%
Steve Kerbel* 4.96%

The list of candidates on the ballot was determined under Nebraska law that directs the Secretary of State to automatically place on the ballot candidates who are identified by the national news media as presidential candidates.

 

17 thoughts on “Gary Johnson wins Nebraska Libertarian Primary

  1. Theresa Brex

    I wished it was Austin Petersen ( prolife) but will be happy as a newly ex republican Cruz voter to vote for any libertarian.

  2. Sheikh Yerbouti

    And all the candidates showed us in this election exactly how they plan to run their national campaign in the fall.

  3. Cody Quirk

    I think Gary is going to win the nomination again, regardless of any ‘baggage’ that he has.

    Peterson and McAfee will put up a good fight, but they do not have the funding, backing, and delegates to topple Johnson, period.

    And while understandably potential Johnson delegates/supporters at the LP convention might have some issues with Gary’s previous stance on the issue of burkas and the matter of ‘Nazi cakes & bakeries’, yet on the petty and very disputable (as proven as such by IPR blogger ‘steve m’) matter of Johnson’s FEC filings and records -the latter is a vain and very laughable excuse to vote against Gary Johnson at the upcoming LP convention in Orlando.

  4. steve m

    Cody,

    1) I am not an IPR blogger merely a reader
    2) there are some serious issues between the Johnson 2012 team and the FEC. These issues may carry over to the 2016 efforts or they may not. Or significant fundraising in 2016 may make them mute.
    3) I won’t call the issue of was Johnson a candidate as of March 28 or not, petty or call it serious. I also proved nothing. At best I cast doubt on the fault being on Johnson’s teams.

  5. Andy

    “Cody Quirk

    May 11, 2016 at 01:57

    I think Gary is going to win the nomination again, regardless of any ‘baggage’ that he has.”

    Yes, and that former Republican legislator will probably get the VP nod, even though he just joined the party and announced that he is running a few days ago.

    It seems like a lot of the mostly middle aged and older white males who attend LP conventions get their panties wet over anyone who has ever been elected to anything as a Republican, much like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert.

  6. Anthony

    Are there ex-democrats who’ve held elected office that are running for our nomination that I am not aware of?

  7. Cody Quirk

    Ok, I stand corrected on your online position, steve m.

    And yet with a government organization that is plagued in bureaucracy and red tape, whom doesn’t always feature online reports and statements that are 100% correct -why are we treating every single financial statement and disclosure as infallible gospel all of a sudden?
    Is the opposition to Gary Johnson that desperate?

    “It seems like a lot of the mostly middle aged and older white males who attend LP conventions get their panties wet over anyone who has ever been elected to anything as a Republican, much like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert.”

    Then maybe you should break off and form a new party that is more pure and dogmatic in uncompromising individual liberty & anarchy.
    Oh wait, didn’t that happen back in 2006?

  8. Andy

    Cody Quik said: ‘It seems like a lot of the mostly middle aged and older white males who attend LP conventions get their panties wet over anyone who has ever been elected to anything as a Republican, much like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert.;

    Then maybe you should break off and form a new party that is more pure and dogmatic in uncompromising individual liberty & anarchy.
    Oh wait, didn’t that happen back in 2006?”

    You seem to have missed my point. I am not necessarily opposed to ex-Republicans running as Libertarians, nor am I opposed to libertarians running as Republicans (remember I was a big Ron Paul supporter). What I am opposed to is how what I’d call a disturbingly high percentage of Libertarian Party members are so willing to “drop their panties” and go gaga over ANYONE who has been elected as a Republican to ANYTHING, and who shows up in the LP, regardless of their record, and regardless of anything else.

    Getting nominated to run for office as a Libertarian Party candidate should be more difficult than saying, “I’m a former elected Republican.”

  9. Stewart Flood

    There are issues regarding Governor Johnson’s campaign four years ago. I hope that is openly discussed in Orlando, and the candidate given an opportunity to address any questions. The answers may or may not “appease” those who, like I, have serious reservations.

    I’d like to see a debate in Orlando where we don’t have to listen to opening remarks about how many times one candidate vetoed things or climbed mountains, or how another candidate was born near Liberty, or why the space aliens inside his head insisted another candidate wear 19th century military uniforms. We’ve heard it before — too many times!!! They are ALL STARTING TO SOUND LIKE ROOT! Remember the “I’m the son of a butcher” that we had to endure through dozens of consecutive stump speeches and debates?

    I’d like to see them get out there and each “voluntarily” address the issues people have with their campaigns. Get past that, then debate who’s the better candidate. In other words, a REAL debate and not just a joint press conference!

  10. steve m

    Stewart….

    You didn’t like the line…

    “I ‘m a son of a Butcher”

  11. Tony from Long Island

    I was a dues-paying LP member for 20 years but returned to the Democratic Party (yes, some libertarians are former dems). I left because the LP refuses to acknowledge the words “well-regulated” in the 2nd Amendment. However, I am a big fan of Gary Johnson and may vote for him again despite my VERY STRONG gun regulation stance. As long as Austin Petersen is NOT the VP choice, I will likely vote for Governor Johnson.

  12. English teacher.

    Tony from LI:

    At the time of the writing of the Constitution, the word “regulated” meant “trained” or “operating in an orderly, efficient manner.” “Regulator” was a brand of clocks.

    The intent and meaning of “well-regulated” was to have a private militia that was armed, trained, efficient, able to fight and NOT part of the government.

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