Feb 08 2012

Vote: Should the Libertarian Party list presidential candidates at its web site?

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear fellow Libertarians,

Members of the Libertarian National Committee have been debating whether or not to list presidential candidates at our web site, and if we do, whether to qualify those who are posted.

There are good arguments for all sides. Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

Wayne Allyn Root: Why Community Activists Shouldn’t Run the U.S. Economy

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Read Wayne Root’s latest commentary at Forbes.com called “Why Community Activists Shouldn’t Run the U.S. Economy”:

http://blogs.forbes.com/wayneroot

Also, Watch Wayne’s latest video commentary at PersonalLiberty.com:
http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/why-community-activ…

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Feb 08 2012

UNOFFICIAL Minnesota Greens Caucus Results

Source: Green Party Watch

The Green Party of Minnesota held Caucuses yesterday (Tuesday Feb. 7), and as of this afternoon there has been no official Caucus results released.

However, based on very unofficial (and anecdotal) comments on various Facebook pages, including the GP of MN page, it appears that Jill Stein won a number of the individual caucuses. Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

Libertarian Presidential Debate at Florida LP Convention, Saturday 2/11/12

Source: Independent Political Report

Sunshine State News:

Gary Johnson and other presidential hopefuls will participate in a Libertarian Party debate Saturday afternoon in Orlando.

Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, who dropped his bid for the Republican nomination last month, will be joined on the debate Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

Jim Burns Added to LP.org Listing of Presidential Candidates

Source: Independent Political Report

Jim Burns has been added to the list of 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidates at LP.org, the first new name to be added back to the site under the current rules:

Seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party exclusively
Dues-paying member of the National Libertarian Party Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

North Carolina Presidential Primary Candidates Announced

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 7, the North Carolina State Board of Elections said these presidential candidates will be on presidential primary ballots: the Democratic Party ballot will only contain President Obama’s name; the Republican Party ballot will list Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum; and the Libertarian Party ballot will list Roger Gary, Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

San Francisco Supervisors Postpone Vote on Instant Runoff Voting

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 7, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed consideration of two proposal concerning Instant Runoff Voting until February 14. One amendment abolishes IRV; the other expands the number of choices for a voter in a single race, beyond just first, second and third choice. If either or both pass on February 14, then they would Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

Final Brief Filed In Ohio Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

Here is the 32-page rebuttal brief of the Ohio legislature, in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, 11-4066, now pending in the 6th circuit. The Ohio legislature is trying to persuade the 6th circuit that U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley’s September 7, 2011 order was improper. That order put the Libertarian Party on the ballot in Ohio for Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

Potential Independent Nebraska U.S. Senate Candidate May Form a New Party Within Nebraska

Source: Ballot Access News

Jim Jenkins, a prominent Nebraska rancher and a former Democrat, has been mulling over running for U.S. Senate this year as an independent candidate. However, in 2011 the Nebraska legislature passed a law, saying no one may be an independent candidate (except for President) if the person was a registered member of a qualified Read more »

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Feb 08 2012

Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Expert on Public Finance, Campaigns Actively for Americans Elect Nomination

Source: Ballot Access News

Professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff has this essay about himself and his ideas for tax reform at Huffington Post. Kotlikoff is a professor at Boston University and a specialist in public finance. He is actively seeking the Americans Elect presidential nomination, and in his Huffington Post piece, he asks readers to vote for him in the Americans Read more »

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