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Libertarian Party: Louisiana and Wisconsin Straw Poll Results (Edited)

12993433_10157483380085377_370086040460466711_nThis weekend, Louisiana and Wisconsin had their conventions, and this IPR editor was given their straw poll results as follows in the candidate order that they were reported to me (I added first names to the LA results):

0- Austin Petersen
9- Gary Johnson
2- John McAfee
28- Darryl Perry
9- Jack Robinson
1- Rhett Smith
0- Thomas Clements

6- Gary Johnson
3- Undecided
2- John McAfee
1- Darryl Perry
1- Austin Petersen

4/18/16 Update: Andy Craig from Wisconsin provided the following clarification: The State Party did not conduct an official straw poll.… Read more ...

Reformers for ballot access rally to demand change from Wisconsin state legislators who ran unopposed 


A press release concerning a project I’m working on with a group of libertarian activists in Wisconsin, via Wisconsin for Our America Initiative. -ac 

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 29, 2016

Reformers for ballot access rally at capitol to demand change from state legislators who ran unopposed 

Outraged by a process that keeps too many legitimate candidates off the ballot in Wisconsin elections, a coalition of reformers will be meeting at the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 17, 2016 for their second annual Lobby Day, to demand state legislators who ran unopposed in 2014 act now to ease Wisconsin’s restrictive election laws.… Read more ...

Politifact WI: “Half-true” to make 100% true statements about ballot access, unless gerrymandering also mentioned

Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Politifact Wisconsin: 

Ballot laws mean only half of Assembly races are contested, Libertarian says

By Dave Umhoefer on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.

When state Assembly seats are on the ballot, Wisconsin voters have far fewer candidates to choose from than residents of neighboring Minnesota and Michigan, a group called Competitive Elections Wisconsin claims.

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Wisconsin Libertarians name and shame unopposed legislators to reform ballot access

Competitive Elections Wisconsin has compiled the following list of forty-seven state representatives who were elected without an opponent on Nov. 4, 2014, out of the ninety-nine members of the Assembly elected every two years. The group’s motto says it all about their motive: only one name on the ballot isn’t an election at all.… Read more ...