The Libertarian Party nominated former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson for president last month, however, on Tuesday, California held a primary to determine whether the party’s nomination matched the wishes of its California members.
With all precincts reporting, the results did indeed match the convention as Johnson finished first among the field of nine candidates with 5,349 votes, 49.5% of the total. Read more »
A new political party, which exists only in New Jersey so far, has filed petitions to place its nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House in two districts, and County Freeholder in two counties on the November 2012 ballot. However, New Jersey election officials have rejected the petitions because the name of the party is the Democratic-Republican Party. It is somewhat likely the group will sue. Read more »
On June 6, the Montana Secretary of State filed a 7-page brief in U.S. District Court in Kelly v McCulloch, defending her decision, made on May 29, to set a May 29 petition deadline for non-presidential independent candidates.
On Friday, late in the day, May 25, the U.S. District Court had invalidated the statutory March petition deadline. No one was aware of this decision until Tuesday morning, May Read more »
The Michigan Libertarian Party has nominated long-time Libertarian activist Scotty Boman for U.S. Senate, in a challenge to incumbent Democrat Debby Stabenow.
Scotty Boman has run for office numerous times since 1994 when he ran for state legislature. That same year he headed the petition drive to qualify The Libertarian Party for the Michigan ballot. In 2006 he served as Chair of the Michigan Libertarian Party, and Read more »
Email from Darryl W. Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee to IPR:
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was recently sentenced to life in prison for complicity in the killing of unarmed demonstrators during the first six days of protests that ended his rule last February. Reuters reports, “There were celebrations in the streets when the verdict was announced, but it was short-lived, as protesters learned of the Read more »