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Live Updates: New York State LP Convention Being Held Today

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

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New York LP Chairman Issues Statement on Dan Halloran’s Arrest

Email from LPNY Chair Mark Axinn:

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 ...

LPNY: 25,000 New Yorkers Demand Libertarians on the Ballot

From a media release sent to IPR:

Media Contact: Janet Hopf
202-270-0188
janethopf@gmail.com
lpny.org

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 ...

LP.org blog: The Statue of Liberty after 125 years

By LPNY Chair Mark Axinn

Posted by Wes Benedict at LP.org blog:

Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York’s first ever ticker-tape parade.

She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.… Read more ...

Chair of LPNY gives update on Warren Redlich’s vote tally lawsuit

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.

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New York Libertarians sue for ballot access, accuse state of failure to count votes

From New York LP chair Mark Axinn via LP blog:

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.

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Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:
http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-freedom-party-adopts-platform.html

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

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.

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