Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Thread for liveblogging – Libertarian Party of Alabama (and more states?) convention(s) this weekend

WiFi access permitting, I’ll be liveblogging from the 2019 Libertarian Party of Alabama state convention in Auburn this weekend (in the comments of the website version of this post). Anyone else there is welcome to join me in doing so. I have been told NJ and possibly some other states will be having theirs this weekend also [Update from LP.org: Indiana] so if anyone wants to post updates from those you are welcome to do so, or start a separate thread if you prefer.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party: Support Senate Bill 141

The United States takes pride in calling itself a “democratic” republic, with “free and fair elections.” Yet Illinois election laws are fixed to give a huge advantage to the candidates of just two political parties, stifling all other competition. Such a system cannot justly be described as “democratic” or “free and fair.” That is why the Illinois Green Party urges Illinoisans to speak up and take a strong stand in support of Senate Bill 141.

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JR Myers: Where Are The Constitution Party 2020 POTUS Candidates?

Submitted to IPR by JR Myers

Now that we’re approaching mid-March 2019, one begins to wonder who the contenders for the Constitution Party presidential nomination might be? The CP is one of only five FEC recognized national political parties. According to Ballotpedia, as of March 11, 2019, there are 605 FEC registered POTUS candidates.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Alabama: Ivey’s RAIP Plan Should Be Spelled RAPE

Montgomery, AL – Alabama citizens and businesses are once again fighting off another attempt by the State to satisfy its thirst for money.

Not only has Governor Ivey gone back on her campaign promise of no new taxes, she is on record stating in an interview that the legislators were “coached” on the plan.… Read more ...

Third Party Power grab in North Carolina’s two vacant Congressional Districts?

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North Carolina will hold two special elections for it’s two vacant House Seats. One for it’s Third Congressional District, which has been left vacant after the passing of Paleolibertarian Representative Walter B Jones, which will be held on September 10th. As well as one in the highly contested Ninth District, which will be held on November 5th.… Read more ...

Thread for LNC meeting liveblogging

The Libertarian National Committee will have a meeting this weekend. This thread is set up so that those of you who wish to liveblog/discuss the meeting as it is happening can do so in the comments. IPR has been having ongoing comment lag issues where most people can’t see comments including their own for hours or up to a day later.… Read more ...

New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban

The New York State Legislature, which is primarily controlled by Democrats, will be introducing legislation on Monday to ban its longstanding Electoral Fusion Law. This move has been criticized by Third Party activists for being a punishment of the Working Families Party for backing Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Primary.Read more ...

CANADA: October 2019 Elections Approaching

The general election in October will be keeping Libertarian Party of Canada busy this year!

With this in mind, I want to take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the events happening in 2019.

  • Congratulations to our York-Simcoe by-election candidate Keith Komar. Keith represented the party well and received 0.6% of the vote.
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Libertarian, United Utah Chairs Lobby Legislature to Eliminate Straight-Party Voting Option


Utah State Senator Dan Hemmert, Utah Libertarian Party State Chair Dr. Joe Buchman, and Utah State Representative Brady Brammer at the podium of the Utah State Senate Chamber.  (Note: Dr. Buchman ran as the Libertarian candidate for State Senate District 14 with (R) Dan Hemmert in 2016 and for Utah House 27 with (R) Brady Brammer in 2018. Read more ...

Fake Libertarian Roger Stone Whines About Money

Roger Stone, who sometimes purports to be a libertarian and was involved in the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, recently sent out a fundraising e-mail in his wife’s name.

As is common for Stone, the e-mail is full of misleading statements and other deceptions. For starters Stone talks about their supposedly desperate financial circumstances:

Two years of constant intense investigation into every aspect of our family as well as two years of constant leaks from the special councils [sic] office have destroyed our family income.

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Green Independent and Libertarian parties release joint statement

AUGUSTA, ME — The Green Independent and Libertarian parties of Maine have agreed to work together to promote pro-democratic policies and protect individual liberties. Officers of each party held a joint press conference, at the Samantha Smith statue near the capitol building in Augusta, in front of the Maine State Museum, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 p.m.… Read more ...

Weld Ditches Libertarians

William Weld has officially ditched the Libertarian Party. On January 17th, it is reported that Weld went to his town clerk in Canton, Massachusetts, and registered Republican. Somewhat mroe detail is available at The Boston Herald.