Tag Archives: NOTA

Thomas Knapp: If Not NOTA, Who?

Thomas Knapp

Thomas Knapp is a blogger and long-time political activist. He was with the Libertarian Party for a while, but left the party a few years ago. After the announcement of the winner of the Libertarian Party’s chairmanship, Nicholas Sarwark, Mr. Knapp left this comment on the Open Thread for Libertarian National Convention June 27 to 29 expressing a change of heart, and left this “teaser”:

Dammit, Nick, ya got me.

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IPR 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference Survey Results

Using SurveyMonkey, IPR conducted three polls from August 12-19 gauging reader preference for those running or interested in running for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  With each individual listed in alphabetical order, readers chose between:

In the three polls, participants were asked to rate the viability of the above individuals, to rank each based on personal preference, and to select one (or none) as their preferred choice for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Johnson: The NOTA Choice?

An article titled: “Frustrated with Mainstream Politics, Some Young Voters Turn to Libertarians” by Jessica Iannetta, a newspaper journalism and political science major at Syracuse University, and published at the NextGen Journal at:


includes the following quote attributed to John Zogby:

The battle over the young vote is going to take place on college campuses, and isn’t going to be Obama vs.

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Libertarian Party: None Of The Above for President?

A number of IPR readers and writers, including Gene Berkman, Chuck Moulton, JT and Sane Libertarian have suggested in recent IPR comments that the field of candidates currently seeking the LP presidential nomination is so weak that we would be better off running no candidate at all.

I’m wondering what the rest of our readers think.… Read more ...

Mark Rutherford Defeats Carolyn Marbry to Become Vice Chair of Libertarian Party

The election for Vice Chairman of the Libertarian Party took place immediately after the election of Mark Hinkle as Chairman. The contest pitted Mark Rutherford, of Indiana, against Carolyn Marbry, of California. The final results, after one round of voting, were:

Mark Rutherford: 285
Carolyn Marbry: 201… Read more ...

Mark Hinkle Defeats Wayne Root to Become Newest Libertarian Party Chairman

Mark Hinkle beat Wayne Root in the third round of balloting for Chairman at the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hinkle won with 54.14% over Root’s 43.93%, with None of the Above scoring 1.93%. Full results of each round of balloting can be found here. Hinkle was endorsed by six former national chairmen.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Convention: Chairman Election

The voting for the chair’s election at the Libertarian Party National Convention of 2010 has started.

Each delegate is to write the name of the candidate on the ballot. A group of tellers will circulate around the room observing tabulation of the votes. Tellers are to insure all voters are present, uncoerced, and that they are credentialed.Read more ...

LNC Candidate Brad Ploeger unendorses Phillies, endorses NOTA for chair after reading Barber’s letter

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:


Atlanta, Georgia, May 20, 2010 — As many of you may have heard, it has recently come to light that the candidate for National Chair I supported, George Phillies, filed a secret criminal complaint with the Federal Election Commission concerning an alleged irregular transaction between the Libertarian National Committee and the Barr 2008 Presidential Committee.… Read more ...

Nevada Libertarians Choose NOTA For Senate

A source forwards this unconfirmed reporting about today’s convention of the Libertarian Party of Nevada:

Reported by participants on site

Libertarian Party of Nevada held its annual convention today at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nevada.

The state party will not field a candidate for US Senate against Harry Reid.  Wayne Root argued for NOTA. … Read more ...

Boston Tea Party adopts Campaign for Liberty four point program, elects new officers

The Boston Tea Party is having its convention, as IPR previously reported. In the interest of disclosure, two of the at-large candidates (Tom Knapp and Neil Stephenson) also write for IPR.

Here is a press release from party founder Tom Knapp sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com on behalf of the party:

Midway into its second biennial convention — held entirely online — America’s new libertarian political party has chosen a new slate of national officers, adopted the program of “the Ron Paul R3VOLution,” and partially completed work on amendments to its bylaws.

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Zogby poll to include many third-party candidates

Zogby and WorldNetDaily have commissioned a poll which will include Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Alan Keyes, and Cynthia McKinney to be performed this weekend. Joseph Farah is the founder and chief-editor of WorldNetDaily, where this story is originating, and is also the self-proclaimed leader of the “None of the Above” movement in 2008, which advocates either non-voting or voting for a third-party presidential contender.… Read more ...