Jan 15 2013

Chuck Moulton: Application to fill LNC Secretary vacancy

Source: Independent Political Report

Letter from Chuck Moulton to LNC below the divider. We’ve also received applications from David Blau and Gary Johnson of TX. Mr. Blau said he will send a statement in support of his application later; we will post it when we receive it. Mr. Johnson sent the same statement he sent in support of his run for the At Large vacancy earlier this term. Alicia Mattson is rumored to be also running, but has not sent us any statement about being willing to run yet. Here’s what we received from Chuck Moulton: Read more »

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Jan 15 2013

Libertarian Party: Accepting nominations for vacated position of secretary for the National Libertarian Committee

Source: Libertarian Party (via e-mail sent January 15)

Dear Libertarian,

After Ruth Bennett was elected to the Continental Elementary School District Board in Green Valley, Ariz., last fall, she found that she is no longer able to dedicate the time needed to fulfill her duties as secretary for the Libertarian National Committee. As such, she has resigned from her post. I wish to thank Ms. Bennett for all she has done for liberty. Read more »

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Jan 15 2013

Americans Elect Has One Registrant in Oklahoma

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 15, the Oklahoma Election Board released a new statewide registration tally. See this story. One person in the state is registered “Americans Elect.” Americans Elect is no longer a qualified party in Oklahoma, because Oklahoma removes parties from the ballot if they fail to poll 10% for the office at the top of the ballot (president in presidential years, governor in midterm years). However, because the Libertarian Party won a lawsuit against Oklahoma in 1998 (Atherton v Ward), voters are Read more »

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Jan 15 2013

York Daily Record Article on Legal Status of Pennsylvania Libertarian Party

Source: Ballot Access News

The Daily Record of York, Pennsylvania, has this article explaining the legal status of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party. Because, in 2012, the party met the vote test for “political party” status, it has a few advantages, as the story explains. In particular, for an upcoming special legislative election, the Libertarian Party can choose a nominee without any need for a petition.

Until 1986, if a party in Pennsylvania met the 2% vote test and became a “party”, that meant it was Read more »

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Jan 15 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments in Ralph Nader’s Case Against the FEC

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C., heard oral arguments in Nader v Federal Election Commission, 12-5134. Back in 2004, various units of the Democratic Party (both state and national) and their allies spent millions of dollars in a massive attempt to keep Ralph Nader off the ballot in as many states as possible. These campaign expenditures were never reported to the FEC. Nader asked the FEC to investigate this apparent violation of the campaign finance laws, but the FEC stalled for Read more »

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Jan 15 2013

Reeves Oregon Group Explains Their Decision to Incorporate

Source: Independent Political Report

This letter was sent to the members of the Libertarian National Committee this morning.

January 15, 2013
Subject: Updating the Status of the Libertarian Party of Oregon activities

Dear Members of the Libertarian National Committee, Inc.

We understand that you have recently been contacted by Mr. Wagner and his attorney regarding our Read more »

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