Category Archives: Libertarian Party

John Stossel: Jo Jorgensen Is A Different Presidential Candidate

John Stossel via LP.org:

Dr. Jo Jorgensen

We have a choice!

Next presidential election, we don’t have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government.

Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination.

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Vermin Supreme nomination speeches

Via Avens O’Brien at her blog:

On Saturday, I had the honor of nominating Vermin Supreme for our presidential candidate at the Libertarian Party.

After 4 rounds of voting, he lost, 3rd place in a tight race (our candidates require first past 50%, so we do multiple rounds until we have a clear choice.

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First joint interview with Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen

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L. Neil Smith: Stop Censorship Now

L. Neil Smith, a Libertarian Science Fiction author and activist, posted the following statement on his Facebook page yesterday.  Smith was actively involved in the early Libertarian Party and unsuccessfully sought the party’s 2000 presidential nomination, though the Arizona Libertarian Party placed his name on the ballot that year as the party’s nominee. Read more ...

Libertarian Party calls for charges in Minneapolis

The Libertarian Party calls for murder and accessory to murder charges to be filed against the officers present at the time of the killing of George Floyd.

Libertarian Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen issued the following statement: “George Floyd was murdered by the Minneapolis Police Department, plain and simple. The four officers callously disregarded Floyd’s pleas to stop and warnings that he was suffocating.… Read more ...

Jo Jorgensen: Trump, Biden and their parties collaborate to balloon federal spending

JoJ2020.com:

GREENVILLE, S.C.— “Donald Trump promised American voters that he would drain the swamp,” said Dr. Jo Jorgensen, who was nominated Saturday to be the Libertarian Party’s candidate for president. “But the swamp under Trump’s presidency is brimming.”

In February, Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2021, creating nearly one trillion dollars in new spending, every year, since he became president.… Read more ...

Ron Paul: One Good Thing about the Lockdown

Former Congressman Ron Paul was the 1988 presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party. His two runs for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012 brought notice to the libertarian movement.  He published the following editorial on the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity site yesterday: 

One of the few good things to come out of the government-mandated shutdown is that many parents have started homeschooling their children.… Read more ...

Dan Behrman: This Campaign Isn’t Over!

Dan “Taxation is Theft” Behrman, who sought the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination but lost at the National Convention on Saturday, sent the following message to his email subscribers: 

I want to thank everyone for the good run and especially congratulate Libertarian candidate for President Jo Jorgensen and Vice President Spike Cohen.… Read more ...

Souraya Faas Considering Run for Reform Party Presidential Nomination

Former member of the Executive Committee of the Miami-Dade County (Florida) Republican Party Souraya Faas is currently thinking about running for the Reform Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  As reported here, the party will nominate a presidential ticket June 13 at its National Convention online.  Faas was running for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination but fell short at the National Convention Saturday.… Read more ...

Media Roundup: Jorgensen nomination

Submitted by Paulie with a few editorial comments, so I am asking another IPR editor to publish under their byline.

A search of the news reveals the following; please add more in comments.

Washington Times: Libertarians nominate psychologist grandmother to be presidential candidate

I’m looking forward to their August Headline: “Democrats nominate retired politician, grandfather to be presidential candidate”

On the “other” side of the one dimensional political flatline, CNN got triggered by the campaign’s use of the #I’mWithHer hashtag made famous by Hillary Clinton in 2016 and gave us this fabulous example of “spoiler effect” whining (prepare for much, much more of this from “both” sides of the rotten penny):

The truth about ‘I’m with her’ Opinion by Dean Obeidallah

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2020 Libertarian National Convention, Day 3 (Video)

The Libertarian Party held day three of the 2020 Libertarian National Convention via Zoom Conference.

Videos of the event were uploaded to the party’s YouTube channel.

See the day 3 video below:

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Libertarian Party Nominates Spike Cohen for Vice-President

Ballot Access News:

On Sunday, May 24, the Libertarian Party nominated Spike Cohen for vice-president. The third round vote was: Cohen 533; John Monds 472.

More information at Reason.com

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