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Video of California Convention’s Presidential Debate of April 2, 2016

 

 

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Presidential Straw Poll at CA LP Convention Shows Johnson as Winner, McAfee in Second Place

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There was a straw poll taken at the end of the Libertarian Party of California’s convention yesterday at a Hilton by the Los Angeles airport. This is following a debate among ten of the candidates the previous evening. Here are the results:

Gary Johnson 19 votes
John McAfee 9 votes
Vermin Supreme 7 votes
Austin Petersen 5 votes
Kevin McCormick 2 votes
Darryl Perry 2 votes
Marc Feldman 1 vote
Joy Waymire 1 vote
Sam Sloan 1 vote
NOTA (None of the Above) 1 vote

Candidates in attendance for the debate were, in alphabetical order: Marc Allan Feldman, Gary Johnson, John McAfee, Kevin McCormick, Austin Wade Petersen, Derrick Michael Reid, Rhett Smith, Sam Sloan, Joy Waymire, and Heidi Zeman.… Read more ...

March 15: Libertarian presidential primaries in North Carolina and Missouri

vote_libertarian_classic_round_sticker-rc6f67375728f4c389695febddeb2859d_v9waf_8byvr_324With attention focused on the Republican and Democratic primaries in several states that could potentially decide their nominations, two states will be having Libertarian presidential preference primaries on Tuesday, March 15: North Carolina and Missouri.

Voters who are registered as either Libertarian or unaffiliated can vote in the semi-open North Carolina Libertarian primary, where the following 11 candidates will be on the ballot:

Gary Johnson
Marc Allan Feldman
John David Hale
Cecil Ince
Steve Kerbel
Darryl Perry
Austin Petersen
Derrick Reid
Jack Robinson
Rhett Smith
Barbara Joy Waymire

All Missouri voters can participate in the open primary, where these options will appear on the Libertarian ballot:

Marc Allan Feldman
Cecil Ince
Steve Kerbel
Austin Petersen
Rhett Smith
[Uncommitted]

These will be the two state-run Libertarian presidential primaries held prior to the Libertarian National Convention (May 26-30).… Read more ...

Biloxi Libertarian presidential debate: live-streaming video and discussion thread


Livestream will begin at 7:00 pm, Central Time.

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Watch Eleven Candidates Debate at the Joint Mississippi and Alabama Libertarian Parties’ Convention

“LIVE” BROADCAST… Watch Eleven Candidates Debate! As They Compete For Our Party’s Nomination!!!

This event will be televised on the internet! It will be “free” to view! Produced by professional engineers using three cameras, it will be moderated by news reporters surrounded by an audience! There will even be a singer during intermission!!… Read more ...

America’s Libertarians promise a wild, wide-ranging debate in Biloxi

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America’s Libertarians promise a wild, wide-ranging debate in Biloxi

By Paul Hampton
February 24, 2016

Voters who think the Republicans and Democrats have put up eclectic fields of candidates probably haven’t been paying attention to the Libertarian presidential hopefuls.

The 11-person race — which comprises an Internet security pioneer and one-time “person of interest” in a murder case, a B-movie producer, an author, a fellow who wants donations in Bitcoin, another who has run for public office under two different names, one who wants $2,500 or nothing, an anesthesiologist, a unity candidate, a pro-peace candidate who only recently learned of the Libertarians, one who promises to restore ice cream and cake to public school lunchrooms, and a former governor of New Mexico — will be on full display at 7:30 p.m.… Read more ...

Libertarian Skeptics Network: Presidential Candidate Questionnaire

LSNprofileThe Libertarian Skeptics Network Presidential Candidate Questionnaire is presented to all candidates seeking the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States in 2016, to assess their opinions and positions on questions of importance to Libertarian Skeptics. The questions have been compiled from suggestions from LSN members. 

1. Would your administration respect and duly consider scientific evidence, expert consensus, cost-benefit analysis, and practice evidence-based decision-making?… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Officially Recognizes Five 2016 Presidential Candidates

The Libertarian Party added a new page to its website under the tab “Elections.”  The page, entitled “2016 Presidential Candidates,” provides the Libertarian Party’s criteria for recognizing presidential candidates and lists five candidates who meet that criteria.

The Libertarian Party recognizes 2016 Presidential candidates who have campaign websites, are dues-paying members of the LP, have met all U.S.

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Update on Other Green Party Presidential Candidates ahead of the National Convention

While physician Jill Stein is the presumptive Green Party presidential nominee after securing a total of 205 delegates with her victory in the California primary, four additional candidates with delegates that are still in the race hope to pull off an upset or claim the party’s vice-presidential nomination at the July 12-15 nominating convention in Baltimore.  … Read more ...

Rhett Smith files to Run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Rhett Smith of San Antonio recently filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Green Party’s presidential nomination.  Smith is a perennial candidate, who previously ran for president as a Republican in 2008, and has sought such positions as U.S. Congressman, Governor of Texas, and Mayor of San Antonio. His most recent run was for a spot on the San Antonio River Authority Board in which one of his opponents was Libertarian Party presidential candidate Roger V.Read more ...