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Libertarian Chris Jenner Wins Municipal Election Race In Illinois

On April 9th, municipal elections were held throughout the state of Illinois. The Libertarian Party of Illinois (LPIL) had three candidates on the ballot: Lex Green for mayor of Bloomington, Chad Grimm for Peoria City Council and Chris Jenner for McHenry County College Board. The results:

Lex Green  – came in third of three candidates, receiving 1,246 votes, or 12.83%.… Read more ...

Chicago Reader (alt weekly): ‘A Libertarian Perspective on Our Recent Election’

Lauri Apple in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly:

logo_lp_illinois_blue.png The Libertarian Party of Illinois ran a full slate of candidates this year, with a guy named Lex Green at the top of the ballot. A “Green” Libertarian? Confusing! No wonder they didn’t meet the five percent threshold required to more easily get on the ballot in 2014.… Read more ...

Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green Party 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Party 6,178 0.3%
Linda Eno Resource Party 4,092 0.2%

In the other three gubernatorial races which the NY Times considers too close to call at this time:

Illinois, 99% reporting – 0.5% separate the Democrat and Republican

Scott Lee Cohen Independent 134,219 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green Party 99,625 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian Party 34,293 0.9%

In Connecitcut, again 0.5% separate the Democratic and Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Illinois exit poll: ‘I voted for change’

From a sampling of voter responses compiled by Phil Dotree at Yahoo News:

“(Democrat gubernatorial candidate Pat) Quinn wants to raise taxes. He won’t get the votes. (Republican candidate Bill) Brady says he’ll never raise taxes. He’ll just cut spending. How will that work when they can’t afford to pay anybody now?… Read more ...

Springfield IL State Journal Register: Green Whitney and Libertarian Green are better choices than Scott Lee Cohen

Journal-Register article sent to us by Scott West:

On Election Day, some people will be tempted to mark their ballot for Scott Lee Cohen, the independent candidate for governor.

They will look at their ballot and see the names of Republican Bill Brady and Democrat Pat Quinn and think about all the negative advertising the two have lobbed at each other.… Read more ...

Whitney to debate Rep./Dem. opponents at 9 PM EST, plus voting machine error that listed him as ‘Rich Whitey’ to be fixed

First, you can watch the Illinois gubernatorial debate that includes Green Rich Whitney – although it excludes Libertarian Lex Green – by clicking here to watch the livestream.  It starts at 9 PM EST (that’s 8 PM in Illinois).

Also (H/T to commenter WalterGPW), the previously reported voting machine error that would have listed Whitney as “Rich Whitey” in some heavily African-American areas is going to be fixed. … Read more ...

Whitney and Cohen treated as electoral equals with a Republican in Businessweek article, Libertarian left out

In a Bloomberg Businessweek article about Illinois’ unfortunate bond situation, the Green Party’s candidate for governor Rich Whitney and independent (and former Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov.) Scott Lee Cohen were quoted in a similar fashion as their Republican opponent.  They all criticized the Democratic governor, although Whitney criticized the Republican as well:

Quinn’s opponents were quick to jump on him for the borrowing.

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Illinois: At Least Seven Libertarian Candidates on Ballot

The Libertarian Party of Illinois (“LP Illinois”) proudly announces that our state-wide slate of candidates will be on the ballot for this November’s election.  By a unanimous vote last week, the Illinois State Board of Elections determined that LP Illinois has a sufficient number of valid petition signatures and as a result will be able to compete for votes this fall.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney at 11% in IL Gubernatorial Race

From PublicPolicyPolling’s blog:

Despite being largely unknown and not particularly well liked Bill Brady leads with 39% to 30% for Quinn and 11% for Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, continuing his path toward becoming one of the most unlikely big state Governors in recent history.

Brady is winning 80% of Republicans while only 60% of Democrats are committed to Quinn.

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Minor Party, Independent IL Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Yesterday, a debate took place at Chicago State University between candidates for the Governor of Illinois. Moderating the event was Christina Tobin, President of the Free & Equal Elections Foundation (and a Libertarian candidate  for Secretary of State in California). All candidates who are on the ballot or submitted enough petitions to gain ballot access for the November election were invited to participate.… Read more ...

Jason Beaver interviews Illinois Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Lex Green

Posted at Beave’s Brain and emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

I want to start out by saying Mr. Green has been very gracious to be the first to answer my questions. He even did so even after seeing my exceedingly liberal Facebook page and I accidently wrote to him as Mr. Whitney (the Green Party Gubernatorial candidate).… Read more ...