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
As many of you know, NYC Councilmember Daniel Halloran was arrested this morning in connection with a purported bribery scheme to obtain the Republican Mayoral nomination for a Democratic State Senator.
I am deeply saddened for Dan and all of his supporters.
While Dan is a Republican first, he has been a good friend of the Libertarian Party for several years.… Read more ...
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.
Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes
Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.
It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.