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Oklahoma Governor signs ballot access bill

ImageThe Governor of Oklahoma signed bill SB 896 on May 5, which lowered the vote threshold for a party to retain ballot access from 10% for the party's top-of-the-ticket candidate to 2.5%.

This bill takes effect immediately, so if the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nominee receives at least 2.5% this November, the Oklahoma LP will retain political party status for the first time in its history.

Libertarians Rob Hodgkinson and Mike Shannon on Kansas Fox Radio Affiliate

ImageKansas Libertarian Party chair Rob Hodgkinson and candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential nomination Mike Shannon were interviewed on the Straight Talk with DC Hannah show on KINA-AM 910 in Salina, Kansas on April 29.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Reason: Google searches for "Libertarian Party" surge after Ted Cruz drops out

From Reason Magazine online on May 4:

"Donald Trump crushed it in the Indiana GOP primary last night, winning more than 50 percent of the vote and causing Ted Cruz to drop out. Although John Kasich is still in the race, he has only won one state so far while Trump is less than 200 delegates from securing the nomination.

"That led to a surge tonight in searches for "Libertarian Party," as this chart [click on the link below to view] from Google Trends showing searches for "Libertarian Party" over the last 24 hour period."

LNC chair debate Wednesday evening

ImageThere will be a debate tonight, Wednesday, May 4, among the candidates running for chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

The debate is being hosted by the 1787 Network and Liberty Underground show, and will take place from 9 pm to 11 pm ET. This will be done over Google Hangouts and stream live on the 1787 Network YouTube channel.

El Paso County GOP group endorses a Libertarian for U.S. Senate

Lily Williams
Lily Williams

A group of Colorado Springs Republicans endorsed Lily Tang Williams, the Libertarian candidate running in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race on April 27.

Austin Petersen interviewed by CBS radio affiliate in Philadelphia

ImageAustin Petersen, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, was interviewed on the Rich Zeoli show on WPHT-AM 1210 in Philadelphia on April 28. WPHT-AM is a CBS affiliate.

"Austin Petersen, the Libertarian candidate for President, attempted to make the case as to why you should forego voting for one of the two major political party candidates and consider him instead.

Salina, Kansas news site covers state LP convention

ImageSalina.com, the online version of the Salina Journal, a Kansas daily newspaper, covered the Kansas Libertarian Party convention on April 30.

Their coverage featured Mike Shannon (candidate for the LP Presidential nomination), Mark Rutherford (candidate for LNC Chair and former LNC Vice-chair), and a representative of Austin Petersen's presidential campaign.

Newsday: This year could be different for Libertarian Gary Johnson

ImageGary Johnson, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential nomination, was interviewed on May 1 by Newsday, a daily newspaper which serves Long Island, New York, and has the 11th highest circulation for daily papers in the country.

"There’s been a lot of talk about rigged election processes this year.

"Some of it’s been legitimate; much of it’s been bunk.

Dr. James Lark to deliver keynote address at Norwegian Libertarian Party congress

Dr. James Lark
Dr. James Lark

Dr. James Lark will be delivering a keynote address at the second party congress of Liberalistene, the Norwegian Libertarian Party on Saturday, April 30.

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