In an email to over 300 Libertarian Candidates sent earlier today, the GaryJohnson2012 campaign announced its next conference call to be held this Wednesday evening among those candidates endorsed by the campaign, Governor Johnson and other key campaign staff. Updated information was also provided about the process for requesting an endorsement, a new Facebook Page for Read more »
On July 30, a U.S. District Court ruled that Virginia’s ban on out-of-state circulators is unconstitutional. The case is Libertarian Party of Virginia v Judd, eastern district, 3:12cv367. Here is the decision. Thanks to Marc Montoni for this news. The ACLU did this case for the Libertarian Party.
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On July 30, the Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the District of Columbia ban on letting out-of-district circulators work in Washington, D.C. The case is Libertarian Party v Nichols, 12-1248. Here is the complaint.
Only six states still ban out-of-state circulators for all minor party and independent candidate petitions: California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. South Dakota Read more »
Americans Elect is a ballot-qualified party in Arizona, with its own primary. The primary will be held on August 28. Already it had been known that two candidates had filed for U.S. House in the Americans Elect primary. Now it appears some candidates are also seeking the party’s nomination for county office in Cochise County. They will run as write-ins in the primary. Each only needs one write-in vote to receive the nomination (as long as they defeat anyone else who wants the same Read more »
Former Independent Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was interviewed on Coast to Coast AM by host George Noory for two hours this past Wednesday.
In comments transcribed below, Governor Ventura repeated his endorsement of Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson. He also discussed the ballot access and presidential debate challenges faced by Third Party candidates generally, his offer to run with Ron Paul should Dr. Paul Read more »
. . . we asked each participant: “If the election for president were held today, for whom would you vote?” We’ve included Libertarian Gary Johnson to test the impact of a third-party candidate on what may be a very tight race. . . . What pops out immediately is the high percentage of self-described Republicans who say they will vote for Barack Obama.
Libertarian Gary Johnson scored just over 2 percent of the votes of those polled. Read more »