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Final 2012 Election Results Now Available

Final results for all 2012 electoral races including a Libertarian Party candidate are now available on our website. Click here to see a full table of vote totals and percentages for LP candidates and their opponents.

The story behind one of 2012's great election results


Warren Severin
Arizona LP State Chair

In a major strategic victory for the Libertarian Party, Arizona voters soundly rejected the state’s Prop 121 initiative, which would have excluded all but the top two vote-getters of the primary elections from the general election.

Victory: Kansas LP succeeds in changing local open carry laws in Kansas, sues holdouts

Thanks to the efforts of the Libertarian Party of Kansas, gun owners who were prohibited by their local governments from openly carrying firearms are now free to open carry in their cities.

Sign the petition to defend schools by ending failed 'gun-free' zones

Perhaps no topic has been more debated in recent weeks than gun control. When tragedy strikes vulnerable children, anti-gun advocates see it as an excuse to violate individual liberty, pushing for new firearms bans in a foolhardy quest for illusory safety.

The Libertarian Party has always stood for the individual right to keep and bear arms, for self-defense and the defense of others. The next time a killer strikes, the more responsible citizens who are armed, the more likely it is that the tragedy can be minimized through timely intervention.

Libertarian James Camp Calls for Ending State Income Tax in 2-Way GA Senate Race

A special election for state senate on Jan. 8 in Georgia brings another opportunity to give voters a choice for much less government. Libertarian candidate James Camp will face off in District 30 against Republican Mike Dugan in a two-way race. Incumbent Bill Hamrick had resigned from the senate in September to accept a judicial appointment.

Camp's call to end the state income tax is a major centerpiece of his campaign.

Make Newtown the last town

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

 — James Madison

by R. Lee Wrights, Vice Chair, National Libertarian Party

Gilbert first Libertarian elected to partisan office in Arkansas

2012 was the first election year in which the LP had full ballot access in Arkansas. So when Libertarian Frank Gilbert won his race for Constable of Kalb Township on November 6, he became the first Libertarian in the state elected to a partisan office.

Gilbert is the former mayor of Tull, Arkansas.

Breitbart: GOP Reaps Its Abandonment of Limited Government

"The GOP is most successful when it embraces limited government and individual responsibility. It fails when it is merely a slightly more cost-efficient version of the Democrat party.

Washington Post: The GOP’s growing Libertarian problem

One man's "problem" is another man's liberty.

From the Washington Post: The GOP’s growing Libertarian problem

 

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