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LNC Recognizes Cordio Board

By a vote of 14-0-3, the Libertarian National Committee passed a resolution recognizing the group headed by Mr. Cordio as the LNC’s Massachusetts affiliate.  The only obvious consequence of this action, in the short term, is that the group headed by Mr. Graham will no longer receive lists of new national party members.

13 Comments

  1. Bob Bob June 5, 2022

    Wasn’t Cordio voted out at the last convention?

  2. George Phillies George Phillies June 6, 2022

    The board is being called the ‘Cordio Board’, as opposed to the ‘Graham Board’.

    The Cordio group is to some extent going to be using the name ‘United Libertarians of Massachusetts’. Its officers, with perhaps one change, are
    • Andrew Cordio, Chair
    • Charlie Larkin, Treasurer & Archivist
    • Scott Gray, Recording Secretary
    • Jason Brand, Membership Director
    • Janel Holmes, Political Director
    • David Burnham, Operations Director
    • Thomas Eddlem, Communications Director
    • Brodi Elwood, Technology Director
    • Daniel Garrity, Fundraising Director.

    The Graham group has as its officers, according to its web pages:
    Chair Don Graham chair@lpmass.org
    Treasurer Cris Crawford treasurer@lpmass.org
    Recording Secretary Derek Newhall secretary@lpmass.org
    Political Director Tara DeSisto political@lpmass.org
    Membership Director Christopher Thrasher membership@lpmass.org
    Communications Director Vacant communications@lpmass.org
    Operations Director David Blau operations@lpmass.org
    Technology Director Julien Lafleur technology@lpmass.org
    At Large Peter Everett

  3. Bob Bob June 6, 2022

    Okay, so the LAMA had a convention, and the Cordio group had their own convention. Since the Cordio group is Mises PAC, the Mises PAC LNC voted to recognize them. I think I’m caught up now.

  4. Tony Tony June 6, 2022

    The LNC made the right decision.

  5. George Phillies George Phillies June 6, 2022

    Bob, yes. George

    LAMA does not use the LNC computers to store its membership data or host its web site (though at one point they had voted to use CRM, they never went over to it, or so was stated during the hearing), so that computer usage was not an issue.

  6. Thomas L. Knapp Thomas L. Knapp June 6, 2022

    George,

    Are you affiliated with either of these groups?

    And do you know which one happens to have control of funds, any ballot lines, etc.?

  7. David Blau David Blau June 6, 2022

    @Thomas I confirm that the Graham group (of which I am Operations Director) retains control over all funds and other assets of LAMA, outside of a few Facebook pages of no significant value.

    Ballot lines are controlled by candidates.

    Ballot access for the POTUS/VPOTUS candidates in 2024 will be automatic only if we obtain 3% of the vote for one of the 5 statewide candidates (out of 6 total offices) that we are running. To my knowledge, the Cordio group isn’t running anyone for statewide office. For context, in every past election in which we have run at least one statewide candidate, we have reached the 3% threshold.

  8. Joe Wendt Joe Wendt June 6, 2022

    How is the Cordio Board a legit organization? If a political party (or association in this case) isn’t running candidates for office, it can’t be considered a real political party.

  9. Bob Bob June 6, 2022

    The point of the Mises PAC is simply to own the libs. Nothing more. They have been very successful at that due to a complete unwillingness of people to address the problem, literally for years. Many of those same people are now crying about their lost party and newfound victimhood. It will be interesting to see how the 2024 convention and ballot-access plays out.

  10. George Phillies George Phillies June 6, 2022

    Tom, I sent dues to the Graham group, in good part so that I could read their members only pages and newsletter, which is closed to the public. I am in the same boat as the 47 people they expelled (or so a sample of the 47 says)…I never heard from them. I would do the same to the LLAMA group, if I ever find their web pages, assuming that their dues are reasonable.

    I missed an effect of the expulsion. The Graham group Federal PAC is now arguably subject to the general PAC donation limit, not the larger affiliated state committee Federal PAC donation.limit.

    Joe, I believe the Cordio group has nominated people for the statewide offices. Whether they can get them on the ballot is another question. However, so far as I know the Graham group has also not yet gotten their people on the ballot for statewide office. So far as I have heard, neither group has candidates for state legislature.

  11. Jordan Evans Jordan Evans June 6, 2022

    Echoing George on this, it’s my understanding that both the Graham and Cordio factions are favorable of Kevin Reed, the Libertarian gubernatorial candidate nominated at the Graham State Convention. I can’t confidently say the same for his running mate, who is associated with the Graham faction. Ditto on the Secretary of Commonwealth candidate who was nominated at the Graham State Convention. Lastly, there’s a candidate for Congress in the 6th district; however, I don’t think he’s necessarily affiliated with either faction.

    It’s a fun time in the Bay State, clearly.

  12. George Phillies George Phillies June 6, 2022

    However, the Libertarians must run a Lieutenant Governor candidate in order to put the Governor candidate on the ballot.

  13. Carol Moore/Secession.net Carol Moore/Secession.net June 11, 2022

    That discussion did finally help me figure out who is who. I just assumed whoever as Mises dominated would win given the rapey takeover. So I’ll save this as the explanation of what happened should MisesCaucusExposed ever hit the ropes. Anyone with wordpress chops and a desire to eviscerate want to help?? ha ha ha Meanwhile there is https://twitter.com/MisesEXPOSED

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