Libertarian NY Governor candidate Larry Sharpe broke the 50K vote barrier in New York State handily. At this writing he has nearly 86,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting so he could break 90K. He’s running about 1.6% of the vote, not far behind Howie Hawkins of the Green Party who is at 1.66% with 90,000 votes at this writing.… Read more ...
From: Mark Axinn
Date: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Subject: Deision in Credico v. NY State Board of Elections
To: Paulie Frankel and others
David Andrew Gay speaks to the LPNY membership body on government, liberty, his campaign, the constitution, social morality and freedom.
This speech occurred on April 27, 2013, at the Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY. Gay is a candidate for Syracuse Common Council. His website: http://www.davidandrewgay.com/
The Libertarian Party of New York (NYLP) has an active Facebook group, but for a long time no Facebook page. On May 29th, an official one was created. It’s available below:
Currently, there is only one LP state affiliate without a Facebook page (Oregon). However, there are several state pages that are rarely active, with some not having any new posts since the fall of 2012, for example.… Read more ...
Joanne Naughton is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_Enforcement_Against_Prohibition) . The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention was held on April 22nd. Naugton spoke about the why she and her organization believe the War on Drugs is a dangerous failure that needs to end. Note that there is a two minute introduction from LPNY chair Mark Axinn, and that the volume is much better for Naughton than it is for Axinn.… Read more ...
The following was published on Dr. Tom Stevens’ blog Liberty Lion on May 15th:
Libertarian Party New York City Nominating Convention
Here is Karen Straughan’s (of the GirlWritesWhat YouTube channel) speech at the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention on April 27th. She talks about gender politics from a pro-liberty perspective, per the introduction by LPNY chair Mark Axinn.
If you prefer to read the speech, it is available here:
The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) state convention is being held today. So far, we know the results of the officer elections:
Chair – Mark Axinn
Vice Chair – Gigi Bowman
Vice Chair – Chris Padgett
Secretary – Blay Tarnoff
Treasurer – Gary Triestman
At-Large Commitee Member – Audrey Capozzi
At-Large Commitee Member – Chris Garvey
At-Large Commitee Member – Michael Houze
At-Large Commitee Member – June Smith
At-Large Commitee Member – Brian Waddell
More updates to follow…
From a media release sent to IPR:
Albany, NY—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 25,000 signatures Tuesday to give New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the major parties.
State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can choose true freedom-loving candidates this November.… Read more ...
From an email sent to IPR:
I know the Gary Johnson / LP thing is brewing and thought [some of the IPR readership] might be interested in my two cents.
I used to be a fan of Gary Johnson. This arose mainly out of his public opposition to the War on Drugs.… Read more ...
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Redlich v. NY Board of Elections
I am sorry to advise that on June 15, 2011, Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the Article 78 (mandamus) challenge to the Board’s final determination of Warren Redlich’s vote total six months earlier on purely procedural grounds.
Both Warren and I felt strongly that that the confusion created by placing more than one party’s candidate for the same office in the same column, the intentional and/or negligent undercounting of military and absentee ballots and the likelihood that various local county boards of election failed to count every vote cast after the results were known warranted review by the judiciary; unfortunately Justice Platkin chose not to consider any of our arguments on the merits of the lawsuit.