Tag Archives: 2020 presidential election

With Reason, Lincoln Chafee Ponders His Failed Campaign, Praises Jo Jorgensen & Hints at a Future Run

Brian Doherty of Reason interviewed former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, about his withdrawal from the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential race.  Chafee marvels at the lack of support for his campaign and questions whether the Libertarian Party really prioritizes an anti-war message.  Additionally, he offers tepid support for former opponent Jo Jorgensen, and hints he may run for president again.… Read more ...

Jo Jorgensen: Politicans and the Media Didn’t Create the Virus, But Boy Are They Exploiting It!

Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party’s 1996 Vice presidential nominee, is currently seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. She released the following statement concerning the government and media reaction to the coronavirus pandemic

We’re witnessing one of the greatest threats we’ve faced in my lifetime — politicians are exploiting the virus to install authoritarian policies.Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Withdraws 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidacy

Former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has withdrawn from the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

In a Facebook post Chafee writes:

I enjoy campaigns. It is rewarding to participate in our electoral process; to exchange ideas with other candidates, to offer to the voters our experiences, visions for the future and open to inspection our past records.

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Jacob Hornberger Answers IPR Readers

IPR readers submitted questions for 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger (website).

Hornberger, the founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, is the current leader in contests won and votes obtained in the nonbinding 2020 Libertarian Party presidential primaries.  He was previously a Libertarian presidential candidate in 2000 and ran as an Independent for US Senate in Virginia in 2002.… Read more ...

Don Blankenship Lawsuit Goes to Trial

As Ballot Access News reports, Don Blankenship, the leading candidate for the Constitution Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, obtained a procedural victory in his defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and civil conspiracy lawsuit, which now goes to trial.  Blankenship is suing the National Republican Senatorial Committee, multiple media outlets, and individuals that incorrectly labeled him a “felon” during his unsuccessful 2018 run for the Republican Party’s U.S.… Read more ...

Steve Kerbel Endorses ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

Steve Kerbel, former chair of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado), was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, dropping out just before the convention.  Afterwards he was a steadfast supporter of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, predictingpandemonium across the nation,” were Johnson not included in the debates. Read more ...

Pat Buchanan: Is the Pandemic Killing Biden’s Bid?

Patrick J. Buchanan was the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. He published the following editorial today on his official website Buchanan.org:

Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid?

“This is the question that is going to dominate the election: How did you perform in the great crisis?”

So says GOP Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma in today’s New York Times.… Read more ...

Fact Check: Lincoln Chafee Claims Ron Paul Voted for the Patriot Act

During the February 22 Libertarian Party presidential debate in Florida, the following exchange took place, starting at the 51:36 mark:

MODERATOR: Mr. Chafee, how do you support your vote for the Patriot Act?

CHAFEE: It was a mistake. You have to put in context that even Ron Paul voted for it. 

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Update on 2020 Reform Party Presidential Race

I spoke recently about the state of the Reform Party’s 2020 presidential race with the party’s National Secretary Nicholas Hensley.  According to Hensley, historian Darcy Richardson, an IPR contributor and founder of Uncovered Politics, is still in the running to be the party’s presidential nominee.  Despite a statement in IPR comments last September that he would no longer seek the nomination, Richardson never formally withdrew. … Read more ...

Jo Jorgensen Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party’s 1996 Vice presidential nominee, is currently seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. She released the following statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic last week on her campaign website:

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Adam Kokesh: #WeAreNotAfraid

2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Adam Kokesh sent out the following e-mail to readers today about the coronavirus pandemic.

The time to stand up is NOW!

We are not afraid of the virus or government. We are coming together as a global community to address a global crisis and as local communities to support the most vulnerable.… Read more ...

Constitution Party National Convention to Take Place in Cyberspace

As Ballot Access News reports, the Constitution Party yesterday changed its National Convention from a meatspace affair to a cyberspace event.  This comes as the coronavirus pandemic forces closures around the world, with local governments shuttering nonessential businesses and advising or ordering residents to remain home.

The party’s executive committee voted to hold the convention by video-conference May 1-2, rather than the planned venue of St.… Read more ...