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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 ...
While it is widely known that 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is again seeking his party’s presidential nomination, the activities of the unsuccessful 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidates are not so obvious. I decided to research the matter and provide an update on the former candidates. I found that out of the nine principal 2012 challengers to Johnson, one is deceased, two have expressed support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and three more are again running for President.… Read more ...
The Personal Freedom Party is an essentially nonexistant politcal party in New York State without a website, formal organization, bylaws, more than a handful of legitimate members, state recognition of any kind or anything else. The “party” has a mere four likes on Facebook. Tom Stevens, an attorney who founded the Objectivist Party and ran as its presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012, is the leader of this frivolous political organization.… Read more ...
After more than a day of campaigns trying to round up tokens in order to appear in the debate and be considered for the nomination, the count is in for the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidates.
To participate in the debate, a candidate must receive 53 tokens. However, only 30 are required to have their name placed into nomination.… Read more ...
The Libertarian Party of New York recently held a straw poll vote for the Presidential nomination contest. Four candidates competed in the straw poll–Gary Johnson, R. Lee Wrights, Jim Burns, and Carl Person. Gary Johnson won the contest easily.
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Gary Johnson, R. Lee Wrights, Jim Burns and Carl Person, all who are candidates seeking the Libertarian Party’s Presidential Nomination in 2012, addressed the 41 voting delegates who were in attendance.
After Providing 175-Word Statements Of Candidacy To LP News, Libertarian Presidential Candidates Sam Sloan, James Ogle, Leroy Saunders & Barbara “Miss Joy” Waymire Are Told There Is No Room For Their Submissions
Presidential Candidates running for the Libertarian Party nomination submitted 175-word statements for the upcoming issue of LP News, the national Libertarian Party newsletter.… Read more ...
Since my last update a month ago, here’s what I know about what’s new with the the campaigns for the LP presidential nomination:
Gary Johnson has now participated in one debate with other candidates seeking the Libertarian nomination, and has made plans to appear in others. Johnson has received the endorsement of several state and county LP organizations, which has not been a common practice in the LP in the past.… Read more ...
Via Liberty Lion:
On January 27, 2012, the Governing Board of the Objectivist Party accepted the resignation of Ronald S. Ramo as Treasurer of the Objectivist Party of New York and terminated his membership in the Objectivist Party.
Dallwyn Merck, a member of the Governing Board, commented on these actions as follows:
“Two incidents involving “conspicuous displays of ignorance” led to the Governing Board’s unanimous acceptance of the resignation of Ron Ramo as OPNY Treasurer.… Read more ...
Sam Sloan Demands Carla Howell Release The Names Of The 5 Libertarian National Committee Members Who Voted In Favor Of Listing Each Of The Other LP Presidential Candidates At LP.ORG.
Sam Sloan, an announced Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, who met all the published criteria for being listed on the national party’s website at lp.org, was told by Carla Howell, LP Executive Director, on January 24, 2012 that “all presidential candidates must obtain the approval of at least five LNC members to be listed at the lp.org web site”.
According to an email and blog post by Dr. Tom Stevens, Sam Sloan (aka Haji Mojahammed Ismail Sloan) has announced that he is seeking the Libertarian Party presidential nomination.
Sloan unsuccessfully sought the party’s nomination for Governor of New York in 2010.
According to the blog post at Liberty Lion linked above, Sloan said
“I have decided to become a candidate for President of the United States.… Read more ...