Author Archives: Austin Cassidy

Special Election: American Solidarity Party Candidate Captures 2% as GOP Holds NH State House Seat

New Hampshire voters opted for Town Councilor Bill Boyd over Democratic former state representative Wendy Thomas in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the state’s legislature.

American Solidarity Party candidate Stephen Hollenberg made a valiant effort, raising funds and sending out an unusually positive piece of direct mail to voters in the district.… Read more ...

American Solidarity Party Hopes for Breakthrough in New Hampshire Special Election

The American Solidarity Party had to be a little disappointed by the 0.5% showing for their nominee in a Wisconsin state senate election last week. The party will have another crack at the ballot box April 13 in a special election for a New Hampshire state house seat.

Republican Merrimack Town Councilor Bill Boyd and Democratic former state Rep.… Read more ...

News & Notes: GP and LP Celebrate Election Victories, ‘The Rock’ Continues to Tease Presidential Bid

ROCK THE VOTE?  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to tease the notion that a presidential run might be in his future. Would it be as a Democrat? An independent? Who knows!

Do I think he’s serious? Yes, actually I do. My guess is that Johnson is stealing a page from the Donald Trump playbook here.… Read more ...

Open Thread for April 2021

This is the Open Thread for April of 2021.

Please leave your tips, announcements, or other things below.

Cullen Hoback’s bizarrely fascinating six-part docuseries delving into the origins of QAnon wraps up on HBO this Sunday…

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Kentucky LP Takes Heat For Comparing ‘Vaccine Passports’ to Holocaust Badges

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is drawing fire from a variety of officials, Jewish organizations and even the state’s governor after posting a tweet that compared the idea of “vaccine passports” to the yellow stars that Jewish people were mandated to wear during the Holocaust.

“Are the vaccine passports going to be yellow, shaped like a star, and sewn on our clothes?”… Read more ...

World Report: Germany’s Green Party Experiences Surge of Support Ahead of Key Vote

WASHINGTON POST:  Germany’s Green Party has seen a strong upswing in polling support over the past few months.  That strength is now being translated to big showings in regional elections.

“What is pretty clear heading into this election year is that the main opposition on the federal level will be between the Christian Democrats and the Greens,” said Peter Matuschek, a political analyst with pollster Forsa.

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Green Party Calls on Congress to Pass a $4 Trillion Green Economic Stimulus Package

The Green Party of the United States is calling for President Biden and Congress to provide $2.7 trillion annually for a Green New Deal economic stimulus to “reboot the economy and transition the country to a 100% renewable energy system with zero emissions by 2030.”

The Greens are also calling for Biden to formally declare a climate emergency and to invest an additional $1.4 trillion annually to implement an Economic Bill of Rights.… Read more ...

Former Florida State Senator Arrested in Scheme to Fund Bogus ‘No Party’ Candidate

Former Florida GOP state senator Frank Artiles has been arrested for his role in a scheme to fund a bogus NPA candidate that helped siphon votes away from the Democrat in a state senate race last year.

The contest featured incumbent Democrat Jose Rodriguez falling to his GOP challenger Ileana Garcia by a razor-thin 32 vote margin.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Amash Keynotes LPNH Convention, Indiana Greens Back Better Ballot

An Idaho state representative who helped steer the state into ditching the lucrative Powerball lottery because of (unfounded) fears that it would lead to gun restrictions recently took a shot at the Libertarian Party’s platform as part of an attempt to proclaim his conservative bona fides

In a recent newsletter, Rep.… Read more ...

Former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough, Now An Independent: ‘The Republican Party Cannot Be Saved’

Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher this week and confirmed that he is done with the Republican Party.

Maher opened the interview by confirming that Scarborough considers himself an independent, and that it is his view that the Republican Party is now beyond saving.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Burt’s Tattoo, King’s Committees

Newly elected Libertarian state representative Marshall Burt is being accused of having a tattoo that signals support for “far-right” militias

“I got the tattoo because the American Revolution symbolism appealed to me, and to me it represents my solid commitment to the Second and Tenth Amendment,” Burt responded to critics.… Read more ...

Former LP Presidential Hopeful John McAfee Indicted on Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

Federal prosecutors have indicted former antivirus entrepreneur John McAfee and his associate for orchestrating what they call a fraudulent scheme designed to rake in millions of dollars from cryptocurrency investors.

McAfee and his “cryptocurrency team” advisor Jimmy Watson are accused of having operated an “age-old pump-and-dump scheme” using McAfee’s Twitter account to promote “various cryptocurrencies through false and misleading statements to conceal their true, self-interested motives.”… Read more ...