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November 2022 Open Thread

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  1. steve m steve m November 21, 2022

    I was going to post this in the libertarian thread but I see it is closed.

    Todd Hagopian the treasurer of the LNC posted a preliminary budget for 2023 and started a thread in the lnc email about budget answers. In it he states that the 2019 revenue was 1.5 million but a review of the fec year end report for 2019 shows $1,788,712.77. Why the discrepancy?

  2. Michael Francis Gilson Michael Francis Gilson November 14, 2022

    “Thoughts? In the future, please give more concrete explanations. From your comment, why should I find this of interest?”

    Thanks, George, you bet…

    Was loking more for any range of comments fro0m readers…

  3. George Phillies George Phillies November 13, 2022

    Thoughts? In the future, please give more concrete explanations. From your comment, why should I find this of interest?

  4. Jake Leonard Jake Leonard November 10, 2022

    Copying over from the election night thread:

    It appears Missouri’s major party status for the Libertarians will continue, thanks to the 3% earned by State Auditor candidate John Hartwig.

    Congressional candidates finished in the 2% to 3% range.

    Brad Touchette, the candidate for county council District 7 in St. Charles County, earned 28.68% of the vote in a head-to-head race against Republican Tim Baker.

    In Illinois, it appears another long petitioning season will be in order for Libertarians in 2024. With no statewide races outside of the presidential race, it may prove a difficult drive.

    U.S. Senate candidate Bill Redpath is at 1.64% statewide as of 11:45 p.m. CST. His strongest county was in Mercer County within the greater Quad Cities IL/IA metro area.

    Gubernatorial candidate Scott Schluter and running mate John Phillips Jr. have 2.65% overall. Despite the result, at least 15 counties would vote for Schluter at roughly 3% or higher. His strongest county was Stark County with 3.83%.

    Secretary of State candidate, 2018 gubernatorial hopeful, and former professional wrestler Jon Stewart has 2.08% overall. His strongest support was 3.94% out of Stephenson County in northwestern Illinois.

    Attorney General candidate Daniel Robin currently has 2.14% of the overall vote. Robin performed best in my home county of Montgomery County with 5.29% of the vote in the county. (There are 43 mail-in ballots to count, but per the Illinois Election Code, Montgomery County will be joining Cook, DeWitt, Kankakee, McHenry, McLean, Peoria, and Tazewell counties in holding Libertarian primaries in 2024 and 2026. As it is a rural county, party caucuses will also take place for township elections in 2025.)

    Other statewide candidates include Preston Nelson (Treasurer, 2.2%) and Dierdre McCloskey (Comptroller, 1.8%).

    County races – Illinois:
    County Assessor: Nico Tsatsoulis 18.3% (extends their ballot access to 2026)
    County Clerk: Joseph Schreiner 2.2%
    County Treasurer: Michael Murphy 2.3%
    County Board President: Thea Tsatsos 3.1%
    County Sheriff: Brad Sandefur 2.8%
    Board of Commissioners 1: Jim Humay 7.71%
    Board of Commissioners 5: Jason Decker 10.10%
    Board of Commissioners 11: Brandon Sizelove 3.54%

    No races

    County Board 5: Jacob Carlile 7.39%

    County Treasurer: Jim Young 3.56% (still has ballot access until 2024)
    County Board 1: Ken Mattes 2.77%
    County Board 2: Jake Justen 2.69%

    County Treasurer: Charles Sila 23.97% (extends ballot access to 2026)

    No races

    County Board 2: Eric Stahl 28.47% (this was an eight-way race for seven seats for the district)

  5. Ryan Ryan November 8, 2022

    Are we having an election night 3rd party thread or just using this?

  6. George Phillies George Phillies November 5, 2022

    The Association of Liberty State Parties page has become private, not visible except to a group whose members I do not know.

  7. Ms. Evans, I’m posting this so you don’t feel lonely.

    I look forward to finding and reading your books…

    I’ve read the recent U.S. Green Party platform and it is a totalitarian mess.

    They had a takeover by soi-disant Democratic Party ‘moderates’ around 2007 that lead to entry by DSA totalitarians and CPC stooges.

    It also has little to do with Greening the environment.

    In contrast, the public gets the original Green-libertarian message.

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