Libertarian Party to Feds: Brief Johnson/Weld Now

The old party candidates have had access to security briefings for weeks now. Gary Johnson is a major party candidate, on every American’s ballot, and he needs access to the same information as his challengers so the American people can hear his take on a level playing field. I hope this was just an oversight on the part of the GSA, and this request will set things right in short order. – Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark.

(NOTE: The video above indicates that each of the old party candidates have been receiving classified national security briefings since at least 17 August 2016.)

In a press release issues earlier today, the Libertarian Party has formally requested that the General Services Administration (GSA) designate the 2016 Libertarian presidential nominees, Governor Gary Johnson and Governor William Weld, as “eligible candidates” under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (PTA).

The Press Release continues –

The designation, determined by GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, would entitle the Libertarian candidates to receive national security briefings, among other services and facilities.

Under the PTA, candidates may be deemed eligible provided that they:

(I) meet the requirements described in Article II, Section 1, of the United States Constitution for eligibility to the office of President;

(II) have qualified to appear on the ballots of a sufficient number of States such that the total number of electors appointed in those States is greater than 50 percent of the total number of electors appointed in all of the States; and

(III) have demonstrated a significant level of public support in national public opinion polls, so as to be realistically considered among the principal contenders for President or Vice-President of the United States.

Prior to 2010 this designation was customary and traditional. In 2010 these provisions were codified and the responsibility over them was given to the GSA to administer.

Libertarian Party candidates Gary Johnson and William Weld meet or exceed all of these requirements. They should therefore be deemed eligible under the PTA immediately.

The letter is reproduced in its entirety below and is also available on the Libertarian Party website, HERE.

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6 thoughts on “Libertarian Party to Feds: Brief Johnson/Weld Now

  1. Shivany Lane

    As I stated in earlier discussions, Rachel Maddow asked if The Libertarian Candidates, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld would be included in the security briefings. They had said they were considering it since Johnson is polling well and will be on all 50 ballots.

    Is there anything we can do? Anyone we can write to about this?

  2. dL

    The LP is demanding TeamGov receive National security briefings?…lol…well, gary would be committing a felony of he was to forewarn Nick about the ISIS-Alt Right joint operation plot to burn the LNC alive in a large vat of burning oil!!!!

    National Security is the untouchable refuge of the looter class. Whenever anyone chirps “National security,” put your hand on your wallet and your liberty b/c you pocket is about to be picked.

  3. Jacqueline Dunbar

    The system is rigged. The duopoly has made it their business to keep other parties out of their way at every angle. This type of strong hold insures Democrats and Republicans the upper hand time after time.
    #garyjohnson2016 #letgarydebate

  4. steve m

    Ah think it is another pressure point to get into the debates. So absolutely time for the finger government to treat the Libertarian party as a major party.

  5. Tony From Long Island

    I refuse to use the word “rigged” because it is Trumpian conspiracy speak.

    Unfair is more accurate.

  6. Jim Halloran

    Amen to that! It disgusts me that this organization, the media, and the other parties are enforcing a two-party system

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