Last week Reason featured an article from a Libertarian Party primary opponent of imprisoned zookeeper Joe Exotic, subject of the popular Netflix series Tiger King. In 2018, Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage (né Schreibvogel), sought the Libertarian Party nomination for Governor of Oklahoma. He came in third place behind the victor Chris Powell and the second place finisher Rex Lawhorn. … Read more ...
H/T IPR’s Paulie Frankel for sharing the following:
For Immediate Release, 6/29/2016
OKLAHOMA LIBERTARIANS CELEBRATE VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS
In an election cycle that has been anything but forgettable, one group in Oklahoma is celebrating an historic occasion today. The Oklahoma Libertarian Party participated on the ballot in a primary election for the first time in sixteen years and they are thrilled.… Read more ...
The following PRESS RELEASE was posted on the Oklahoma state government website earlier today:
Monday, March 21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: March 21, 2016
CONTACT: State Election Board PIO Bryan Dean, (405) 522-6624 email@example.com
State recognizes Libertarian Party
(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced that the Libertarian Party has been certified as a recognized party in the state Monday after election officials reviewed and approved petitions submitted last month.
There was a press conference this morning in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to announce that 42,000 signatures had been gathered to place the Libertarian Party on the ballot in this state. The required amount of signatures is 24,475, but many more were collected to account for some signatures being found to be invalid.… Read more ...
SIGN HERE: Oklahoma’s Libertarians look to give voters another choice in ’16 election
Steve Long | September 11, 2015
EDMOND, Okla. — Ask anybody in the streets of Oklahoma their thoughts on the Oklahoma Libertarian Party and you are likely to get the response that they didn’t know there was a Libertarian Party in Oklahoma.… Read more ...
Press Release from Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform:
NEW PARTIES TO LAUNCH HISTORIC INITIATIVE, EYE 2016 BALLOT OKLAHOMA CITY
– On Monday, June 15, the Oklahoma Libertarian and Greens parties will launch an unprecedented, joint petitioning campaign for the 2016 election ballot. Party leaders will hold a brief news conference with the media at 4 p.m.… Read more ...
The Edmond Sun, a local Oklahoma paper, covers the efforts of Libertarians in the state to become recognized as a political party.
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Oklahoma Libertarians want their party recognized by the state and represented on the ballot in political primary elections, one local Libertarian leader said.
Oklahoma is the only state recognizing only the Democrat and Republican parties on the ballot without an “unfair” effort required by a third party, said Aletha Lingo, president of the Edmond Libertarian Party.