Mike Gravel Dead at 91

Former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska, a 2008 candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, has died at the age of 91, his namesake Gravel Institute reports:

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John McAfee Found Dead

Anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee, a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020 was found dead today in a Barcelona prison cell, Reuters reports.

The death comes after a Spanish court decided McAfee could be extradited to the US for tax evasion charges. Catalan officials claim the death was likely suicide.… Read more ...

Joe Bishop-Henchman to Resign as LNC Chairman

In a letter to members of the Libertarian National Committee, Chairman Joe Bishop-Henchman announced today he plans to resign as chair after a vote to disaffiliate the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.  The move comes in light of Bishop-Henchman’s role in the New Hampshire party leadership purge reported here.

The letter reads:

Members of the Libertarian National Committee,

It has been 25 years since I first became involved in the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Minor Party Nominees in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

While Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election will only have one other candidate to challenge the two Party Duopoly, the one in New Jersey has three other opposition candidates to the two major parties in November. Barring any electoral challenges much like NJWeedman.

Gregg Mele - BallotpediaOn the right side of the aisle we have lawyer Gregg Mele of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

NH Libertarian Party Chairwoman Unilaterally Dissolves and Replaces Executive Committee, Bylaws

Concerned about the growing influence of the right libertarian Mises Caucus, New Hampshire Libertarian Party chairwoman Jilletta Jarvis yesterday took the unusual step of dissolving the state party’s duly elected executive committee and replacing it with members of her choosing.  She also threw out the existing party bylaws, drafted new bylaws, changed the password on social media accounts, and relocated party assets.… Read more ...

@PrinBlandingVA to be the only 3rd Party Candidate for Virginia Governor

Princess Blanding, Sister of Marcus-David Peters, Announces Campaign for Governor | RVA MagStickers- Princess Blanding For Governor | Princess Blanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Blanding, an activist whose brother was tragically murdered by a Police Officer during a mental health crisis, shall be the only minor party candidate on the ballot in the upcoming Virginia Gubernatorial race.

She will be the nominee of the newly created Liberation Party, who according to their website who describes themselves as an independent party that rebuilds and establishes communities by creating generational wealth, dismantling racist systems, fostering sociocultural enlightenment, and claiming our rightful political positions to ensure Black Liberation.”Read more ...

Georgia Green Party closer to being deaccredited

The Green Party of the United States’ Accreditation Committee has finalized its vote on the Lavender Caucus’ request to deaccredit, or disaffiliate, the Georgia Party based on its 2020 platform, and specifically, the adoption of the Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights.

The vote was 33 yes, 1 no, 1 abstention and 2 voting “present.”… Read more ...

Open Thread for April/May/June 2021

This is the Open Thread for April, May, and June 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…

“After ejection,” Stockdale later wrote, “I whispered to myself: ‘Five years down there, at least.Read more ...

Alliance Party May 2021 Newsletter

The Alliance Party sent out the following newsletter earlier this month updating email subscribers on the latest party news for this month:

The Alliance Party

“Own Your Future”

NEWSLETTER

May 2021

2022

In all that we are doing in targeting and rebranding we have the 2022 elections in our sight. We look to have a strategic plan to target specific seats in both the US House and in state legislatures while also encouraging folks to run for local offices.

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Barry Commoner: The Progressive Ecologist

Barry Commoner, environmental pioneer, dies at 95 | Obituaries | stltoday.com

On this day 103 years ago, ecologist Barry Commoner was born. Commoner was not primarily known for his political activism, but his primary job as a cellular biologist influenced his political outlook in regards to the rising concerns regarding the environment.

Being dissatisfied with the Carter administrations lackluster response to environmental concerns, Commoner decided to create a new political party to bring these concerns to light called The Citizens Party.… Read more ...

Marion Butler: A North Carolina Populist

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On this day 158 years ago, North Carolina Senator Marion Butler was born. Butler was NC’s only Senator to be affiliated with a Minor Party, The Peoples Party. Over the course of his career, Butler managed to become one of the most notable and yet still generally unknown members of the Party.… Read more ...

Buddy Roemer Has Died

Former Congressman and Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer, who sought the 2012 presidential nominations of Americans Elect and the Reform Party died today at the age of 77.  The cause of death has not yet been disclosed but Roemer had been in declining health in recent years, suffering a stroke in 2015.… Read more ...