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Gary Johnson and Bill Weld hold rally in New York City on September 10th

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld held a rally in New York City on September 10th, 2016. The full video of the rally is above (length: 1 hour, 25 minutes). One of the speakers at the rally was Larry Sharpe, the runner-up for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nomination who has been rumored to be a potential Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of New York in 2018.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party “clears hurdles for ballot access” in Ohio and New York


Update 8/18: From a forwarded email sent by an LP activist: ““The final hurdle is verification of 12,000 signatures petitioners have collected. Should 5,000 of those be deemed valid, Gary Johnson will be on the Ohio ballot in November as an independent candidate – independent because Ohio raised its ballot access standards in 2013, causing the Libertarian Party to lose state recognition.”Read more ...

Libertarian Party says there is a “petition crisis” in New York and New Hampshire

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The following is an email, titled “petition crisis”, which sent out on July 16th, 2016 by Wes Benedict, the executive director of the Libertarian Party (H/T IPR’s Paulie).

(This email was first published on American Third Party Report with the title “Petition Crisis”: Gary Johnson in danger of not getting on the ballot in New York and New Hampshire):

New Hampshire is in the worst shape, with only 32 signatures in hand and an8/10/2016 deadline.… Read more ...

Video of New York Libertarian Party presidential debate

The Libertarian Party of New York hosted a presidential debate on April 30th, 2016 at the party’s state convention. John McAfee, Gary Johnson, Darryl W. Perry and Austin Petersen participated. The video of the debate lasts 1 hour and 25 minutes.

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Mark Axinn of Libertarian Party of New York Quoted in Article Acknowledging Lack of Police Activity in NYC, Corresponding Lack of Chaos

Danger Police in Area

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Posted to USNews
December 31, 2014

Written by Steven Nelson

In an apparent response to large anti-police protests and the shooting deaths of two patrolmen, New York City cops are making fewer arrests and writing fewer citations.

The steep drops are fantastic news in the eyes of local libertarians, who believe police should seldom hassle citizens over minor offenses.… Read more ...

Update on Libertarian Party of New York Candidates

Mark Axinn, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of New York, had this to say in a comment on IPR’s October Open Thread October 2:

The New York Board of Elections has certified the ballot. The statewide (non-federal offices) candidates are listed here .

Michael McDermott

We are listed for the four statewide races and the 5th SD (Gigi Bowman) and 37th (John Kevin Wilson) and 139th (Mark Glogowski) ADs.

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Republicans in New York File Challenges to Keep Libertarian Candidates Off Ballot

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Taking lessons apparently from Republicans in Illinois , Ohio , and Oregon , several Republicans in New York have filed challenges to some of the candidates’ petitions in order to keep Libertarians off the ballot.

Date: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Subject: New Yorkers file 35,000 signatures for fourteen Libertarian candidates–Too Much for the Republicans

To: LP-State Chairs , LP_8new
Cc: Wes Benedict , Carla Howell , Bob Johnston , Eric Dixon

The Republican lobbyist who filed a general challenge to the New York Libertarian Party statewide slate has failed to perfect his challenge, meaning that Michael McDermott, Chris Edes, John Clifton and Carl Person are on the ballot for Governor, Lt.

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Mark Axinn: 30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

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LPNY Governor Candidate Mike McDermott with 3200 pages of petition

Libertarian Party of New York

P.O. Box 728, Bellport, NY 11713

30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

Media Contact: Mark N. Axinn

212.753.5599, markaxinn@hotmail.com


Albany, NY (August 20, 2014)—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 30,000 signaturesTuesday to afford New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the two major parties.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of New York’s Convention Will be April 26, 2014

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The Libertarian Party of New York will have its convention tomorrow. Following is a notice and a schedule for the event.

2014 LPNY Convention Notice

2014 LPNY Convention Schedule

Also, this article can be used as an open thread for reports of how the convention is going. Thanks to Mark Axinn for providing this information to IPR.… Read more ...

Alex Merced Of LPNY Makes Video About Ballot Access

This video was sent to IPR by Mark Axinn, State Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York.  The video was made by Alex Merced.

The New York Libertarian Party must get 50,000 votes or more for Gubernatorial candidate in 2014, if it does it will have statewide ballot access. This will allow the Libertarian Party to hold Democrats and Republicans allowable in every race around the state while providing New Yorkers an alternative.

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NYC Libertarians Submit 5000 Petition Signatures; Will Run 8 Candidates in November Election

From Mark Axinn, Libertarian Party of New York chair, August 26, 2013: 

The Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island LP chapters pulled together to get a record eight candidates on the ballot as Libertarians for various local offices throughout the nation’s largest city this November.

As the LP does not have ballot status in New York, it was necessary for every candidate to submit independent petition signatures, ranging from 3750 signatures to run for the Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate (a real do-nothing job), to 450 in a local city council district to run for its councilmember.Read more ...

NYC LP Comptroller candidate prominently mentioned in Staten Island Advance


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Hesham El-Meligly is the Libertarian Party nominee for New York City comptroller in the November 2013 citywide elections. He was recently featured in an article on the Staten Island Advance website. The article was written by Maura Grunland and published on August 8, 2013.

An excerpt of the article, entitled “Muslims praying and campaigning in Staten Island’s Midland Beach at end-of-Ramadan celebration”,  mentioning the candidate, follows:


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