Sep 30 2012

The Libertarian Party Strikes Back

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org) (via e-mail sent September 28)

Dear Fellow Libertarian,

For 4 solid months, the Republican Establishment Bullies have attacked and assaulted our Petition Drives to put our Libertarian candidates on the ballot in all 50 states plus D.C.

They smacked us and slammed us in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

They must have mistaken us for chumps or wimps or victims. Big mistake. Read more »

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Sep 30 2012

Scott Gesty (L) Offers Ron Paul/NORFED Coins As Fundraiser Premiums

Source: Independent Political Report

Scott Gesty, Libertarian Party of Delaware candidate for the US House has announced a new fundraising effort using Ron Paul and NORFED coins as incentives as follows:

Donations of $25 or more will receive a Ron Paul Commemorative Copper Coin.

Donations of $50 or more will receive the Ron Paul Coin AND an authentic copper NORFED Liberty Dollar! Read more »

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Sep 30 2012

Chickens picket Romney HQ in leadup to Denver debates protests

Source: Jill Stein for President

In the leadup to this Wednesday’s first presidential debate, the movement for open debates has taken wing, quite literally in the case of New Englanders, who descended on Mitt Romney’s national headquarters in Boston this past week decked in chicken suits and carrying signs accusing the Bain capitalist of being “too chicken to face Jill Stein in a rematch.”

The message could not have been clearer, as OccupytheCPD.org organizer and U.S. Uncut founder Read more »

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Sep 30 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Washington State Top-Two Open Primary Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On October 1, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal filed by the Washington state Democratic Party, and the Washington state Libertarian Party, against the top-two primary system. Technically, this means that the U.S. Supreme Court has not expressed any opinion on the matter. Nevertheless, it is a disappointment for opponents of that type of system.

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Sep 30 2012

September 2012 Ballot Access News Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News


Ballot Access News
September 1, 2012 – Volume 28, Number 4

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Sep 30 2012

What makes Virgil Goode run?

Source: Salon (via Ballot Access News)

Constitution Party presidential nominee Virgil Goode may not have the name recognition, money or organizational strength of Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but there’s an outside chance he could swing the presidential election. The Virginian served six terms in Congress, first as Democrat and later as aRepublican, and still has fans in the battleground state, where Republicans are concerned he’ll siphon off enough conservative votes from Romney to hand Obama Virginia, and potentially, depending on how Read more »

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Sep 30 2012

Maryland Libertarian Muir Boda in 2-Way Race for House

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Libertarian Muir Boda is seizing the opportunity to advance liberty as the only candidate on the ballot challenging entrenched incumbent Republican Andy Harris in Maryland’s 1st District Congressional race.

Boda said, “Both the Democrats and Republicans are bankrupting our nation by devaluing our currency and spending astronomical amounts of money on wars, nation building and a myriad of wasteful programs. This has set up a tax and regulatory system that is oppressive and which has destroyed job Read more »

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Sep 30 2012

Norwich Bulletin, Major Newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, Says Newspapers Should Treat All Candidates Equally

Source: Ballot Access News

The Norwich Bulletin has this editorial, explaining that the newspaper’s policy is to invite all ballot-listed candidates to appear before its editorial board. The editorial also says that the media in general should treat all ballot-listed candidates equally, and that candidate debates should include all such candidates. The Norwich Bulletin is one of the two biggest newspapers in eastern Connecticut, and has existed since 1796. Read more »

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Sep 29 2012

Maine Newspaper Story on Possibility that Libertarian Party Could Qualify for Party Status

Source: Ballot Access News

The Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal has this story, on whether it is possible that the Libertarian Party might poll 5% for either President or U.S. Senate. If the party reached that threshold in either race, it would become ballot-qualified for the first time in Maine since 1991-1992. However, even if the vote threshold is met, the party would need to also organize a town committee in fourteen of the sixteen counties by the spring of 2013. Read more »

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Sep 29 2012

FEC Certifies More Primary Season Matching Funds to Jill Stein Campaign

Source: Ballot Access News

On September 28, the Federal Election Commission asked the U.S. Treasury to send a second check to the Jill Stein campaign. The second check is for $160,389.13. The first one, received earlier, had been for $100,000. Here is the FEC press release.

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