As Americans head to the polls later today, it’ll be interesting to see if a genuine dark-horse candidate — somebody running outside the duopoly, someone nobody expected nor even heard of, for that matter — could startle the pundits with an unexpectedly strong showing.
Given the extreme partisanship and polarization of American politics, it would probably be a healthy development.… Read more ...
The American Solidarity Party of Ohio has announced that Christopher Zehnder, a former Vice-Chairman of the party, has been appointed to a seat on the Hartford, Ohio village council. Hartford is a small community with about 400 residents located in the center of the state.
“We hope that all will join in and applaud him for his efforts to grow our party across the Buckeye State,” proclaimed a statement from the Ohio ASP.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
On December 6, the Ohio Election Commission dismissed complaints from the Libertarian and Green Party candidates for Governor, over their exclusion from debates this year. See this story.… Read more ...
The Ohio Green Party will hold a central committee meeting focusing on debriefing the mid-term elections.
The meeting will take place at 1021 East Broad Street in Columbus. It begins 10:15 AM and is expected to wrap-up by 2:00 PM. For additional information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check in 10:00 – 10:15 / General Meeting 10:15-11:15
1) (5 mins) Review meeting process and facilitation (co-chairs Nathan Lane and Anita Rios will facilitate, take the stack, and keep time)
2) (5 mins) Quorum check
3) (5 mins) Agenda review and add any additional items
4) (5 mins) Approval of previous minutes
5) (5 mins) Treasurer Report
6) (5 mins) Car donation, tabled until after the election.… Read more ...
Nicholas Sarwark to LNC list:
Subject: [Lnc-votes] [Lnc-business] Our amicus brief was mentioned in the SCOTUSblog article on the Ohio case
“The Libertarian National Committee suggests that Ohio’s rule also disproportionately affects voters who do not support the two major political parties. Those voters, it contends, “are particularly likely to engage in principled non-voting,” but the Ohio rule punishes them for not voting by dropping them from the rolls.
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Ballot Access News:
The Ohio Libertarian Party’s petition to get back on the ballot now has more than 70,000 signatures. The requirement is 54,965. The party expects to finish by December 31, 2017. This is easily the most difficult petition drive being undertaken by any political party during 2017. The Ohio requirement is the second highest number required by any state for new party ballot status for 2018 (when the easier method to get a new party, with the party label, is compared state-by-state).… Read more ...
Via LP.org and email:
As you know, the Libertarian Party is determined to achieve full ballot access again in 2018 so that there will be Libertarian candidates on every ballot in America in November.
Right now, the primary focus of the national party’s ballot access efforts is Ohio.
In Ohio, repeatedly, we have been deprived of ballot access by Republican establishment hacks, who used a “guileless dupe” to remove us from the ballot and then used their courts stacked with partisan judges to keep us off.… Read more ...
The Ohio Green Party unequivocally condemns the attack on anti-racist and anti-fascist protesters yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia and are saddened by the death and injuries. The Green Party is an anti-racist organization continually working to create a just and fair society for all. The Green Party fully supports the fundamental right of counter-protesters to free speech, freedom of assembly and redress of grievances.… Read more ...
There will be an Executive Committee teleconference on Tuesday, August 8.
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The meeting is being called to discuss whether to sign on as an amicus in Husted v.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
On April 19, the Ohio Supreme Court refused to rehear State ex rel Fockler v Husted, 2016-1863, one of the Libertarian Party’s ballot access cases. This case involved whether the Gary Johnson vote in November 2016 created a new ballot-qualified party. The request for reconsideration had been pending since January 2017.… Read more ...