Tag Archives: Richard Winger

LNC Votes to Cancel Austin In-person Convention, Will Decide Alternative Next Week

As first reported at Ballot Access News, at the much publicized Zoom meeting today, the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) voted nine to seven to cancel the in-person National Convention scheduled for Austin later this month.  This comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the death of over 60,000 Americans and led to the cancellation of most public gatherings. … Read more ...

Mark Cuban Tweets Justin Amash about Center for Competitive Democracy

Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the ABC show Shark Tank, tweeted 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Justin Amash yesterday about an organization Cuban funds called the Center for Competitive Democracy:

Check out competitivedemocracy.org it’s an organization I fund to help candidates get on ballots.

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Super Tuesday: American Samoa Democratic Presidential Caucus Results and Third Party Implications

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent from 2007 until last year, won the American Samoa Democratic Presidential Caucus on Super Tuesday.  He received 175 votes or 49.9 percent of the total, entitling him to four of the territory’s six delegates to the Democratic National Convention.  The remaining two delegates went to the second place finisher, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who earned 103 votes or 29.3 percent of the total.… Read more ...

Los Angeles Libertarians Plan a Large Presence at Third Annual Politicon

This upcoming weekend, the Pasadena Convention Center will host the third annual Politicon. This is a nonpartisan 2-Day event for political junkies. There are many political media figures who will be there, along with past, current and upcoming candidates for office. IPR readers might remember Austin Petersen, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 (now running for office as a Republican).… Read more ...

Gary Johnson campaign runs full-page ad in today’s New York Times calling for debate inclusion

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports today:

The September 14 New York Times print edition contains a full-page ad from the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld presidential campaign, subtitled, “An Open Letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates.” It points out that polls show 62% of the public want the Libertarian ticket in the debates.

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Libertarian Party secures ballot access in New Hampshire

ImageLibertarian Party presidential and vice presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld will appear on the ballot in New Hampshire this November, as their petitions were declared valid by the Secretary of StBallot Aate’s office on September 1.

In addition to Johnson and Weld, two other statewide candidates will be on the general election ballot: Max Abramson for Governor, and Brian Chabot for US Senate.

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Christina Tobin interviews Richard Winger

Christina Tobin, the president of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, interviewed ballot access expert and publisher of Ballot Access News Richard Winger yesterday (video length: 25 minutes):

https://www.facebook.com/freeandequal/videos/vb.45413563867/10155428269108868/?type=2&theater

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Darrell Castle may not appear on the Idaho ballot; Constitution Party of Idaho writes: ‘In Progress…until when?’

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported the following on August 10th, 2016:

On August 3, the Idaho Secretary of State wrote a letter to Darrell Castle, saying the office believes he is circulating an independent presidential petition, and warning him that if he submits the required 1,000 signatures by the August 24 deadline, the office will reject it because sec.

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Outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison addresses the Reform Party’s postponement of its presidential nomination

On July 30th, 2016, Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported that the delegates at the Reform Party’s national convention in Bohemia, New York voted to postpone the selection of the party’s presidential nominee to August 8th. When asked for comment, outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison responded with the following statement:

David Collison here, outgoing Chairman of the Reform Party National Committee. … Read more ...

Reform Party holds national convention but postpones selection of presidential nominee to August 8th

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Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported the following today:

The Reform Party national convention of July 30 has voted to postpone the choice of a presidential nominee until August 8. The party is likely to nominate the presidential candidate who has qualified for the most state ballots by then.

Even though the new national chair of the Reform Party (effective January 1, 2017) is from New York, it appears the ballot-qualified Reform Party of New York will not place the nominee chosen by the national convention on the New York ballot.

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Press Release: Third Party Advocate Richard Winger Endorses Governor Gary Johnson for President

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The notice below was sent to me from the Gary Johnson campaign.

NOTED THIRD PARTY ADVOCATE RICHARD WINGER ENDORSES GOV. GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT

April 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT — Richard Winger, Publisher of Ballot Access News and nationally recognized advocate for more equitable treatment of independent and third party candidates, has endorsed Governor Gary Johnson for President.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: Miller Out, Castle In, as National Convention Commences

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According to Richard Winger at Ballot Access News, despite the announcement made five days ago, former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska will not seek the Constitution Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

In an e-mail to party members, forwarded to IPR by Idaho Constitution Party Chairman Floyd Whitley, Miller writes:

I am not seeking the Constitution Party nomination at this time.

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