Category: Libertarian Party 2012 Elections

May 01 2013

Republican allies in Michigan courts subvert justice to block Libertarian competition

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Gov. Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for president, and the voters of Michigan were robbed last year, and the Republican Party is the thief.

Johnson was barred from appearing on the ballot during November’s election at the behest of the GOP establishment and Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who used their insider political power to block competition at the polls. The district Read more »

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May 01 2013

Sixth Circuit, in Very Short Opinion, Says Michigan was Right to Keep Gary Johnson Off the 2012 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 1, the Sixth Circuit issued a brief opinion, saying the U.S. District Court in Michigan was correct when it kept Gary Johnson, or any other Libertarian Party presidential candidate, off the ballot in November 2012. The part of the decision on the merits is only one short paragraph long, and does not discuss the factual error in the U.S. District Court’s decision. The U.S. District Court had said in its Read more »

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Apr 21 2013

Libertarian Party News, March 2013 Edition, Lists Full Election Returns for All Libertarian Candidates from November 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

The print edition of Libertarian Party News, March 2013 edition, has a complete list of all Libertarian candidates who ran for office in November 2012, including what office each ran for, the vote total, and the percentage. The list completely occupies four full pages of very small type.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Apr 13 2013

Gary Johnson Talks About the 2012 Campaign at PolicyMic

Source: Ballot Access News

PolicyMic has this interesting interview with Gary Johnson. It covers his policy ideas, but it also has a great deal about his experience being the Libertarian Party presidential nominee in 2012.

Toward the end, the part of the interview concerning the Electoral College is not fleshed out enough to be clear. The Electoral College system does discriminate Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Libertarian Ed Tidwell bested incumbent in Texas city council race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Libertarian Ed Tidwell of Lago Vista, Texas, won his race for City Council Place 2, defeating incumbent Bob Bradley by 1,296 votes (53 percent) to 1,146 (47 percent). He will serve a two-year term.

“Canvassing has gone very well,” said Tidwell at his Facebook page on Oct. 30. “Three Read more »

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Feb 20 2013

Dan Cox won more than margin in high-profile 3-way Montana U.S. Senate race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

With the balance of power in the Senate at stake, the 2012 Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Montana spent an average of $41.61 per vote — one of the highest of any federal race in the country.

Libertarian Dan Cox found himself in the crossfire of the hotly contested campaign, Read more »

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Feb 15 2013

Judge Gray: Reflections on the Campaign for VP

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is the newest column from James Gray. It will be published on Sunday in the Daily Pilot newspaper, which is distributed to a few cities in Orange County with the Los Angeles Times, under the heading “It’s a Gray Area”.

Many people have asked me what it was like to be the 2012 Libertarian candidate for Vice President of the United States, along with Governor Gary Johnson as Read more »

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Feb 15 2013

Johnson Debt: $1,134,602

Source: Independent Political Report

Found in Feb 13 Liberty for America

With the end-of-year FEC filings, the Johnson-Gray campaign has suddenly disclosed huge new debts, more than 1 million dollars of them. It is extremely difficult to understand how the debts were incurred so late after the election.

The Johnson-Gray Campaign ended the post-general election period with $197,002 in debt. Read more »

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Feb 11 2013

LP on ballot in 30 states after 2012 election, including first time in DC

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Following the 2012 election, the Libertarian Party has ballot access in 30 states and, for the first time ever, the District of Columbia.

The LP:

  • Retained party status in Alaska, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wyoming.
  • Read more »

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    Feb 07 2013

    Two Libertarians In 2012 Came Close to Being Elected State Legislators

    Source: Independent Political Report

    In 2012, though not a single Libertarian candidate won election to either upper or lower house of any state legislature, two came quite close. In Colorado, Tim Menger managed to secure an impressive 13,951 votes, or 41% of the vote in a two-way race with Republican Jared Wright in the 54th district. The former incumbent in that race, Laura Bradford, had stepped down after her party asked her to resign for using her political post to attempt to avoid a citation for driving while under the influence. Read more »

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