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 ...
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.” The previous title of the article has been corrected – KL
Alexandria – The Libertarian Party’s candidate for president, Gary Johnson, has cleared more hurdles to be on the ballot in Ohio and New York and is on track for ballot access in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.… Read more ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.