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Orange County Register: Trying to break through the political glass ceiling

LNC CHair Nicholas Sarwark
LNC CHair Nicholas Sarwark

Campaign filing suggests GOP chairman lied in court about involvement in challenge that knocked Libertarian off Ohio ballot

Charlie Earl
Charlie Earl

The Ohio Republican Party paid $300,000 in legal bills to keep Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Charlie Earl off the Libertarian primary ballot in 2014.

Libertarians Working For You Show, with Chris Dock and Joe Hauptmann

ImageYesterday's episode (5/20/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, featuring guests Chris Dock, chair of the Minnesota LP, and Joe Hauptmann, chair of the Indiana LP.

Libertarians helping libertarians

Image"Libertarians helping libertarians", by Thomas Maloy, a member of the Libertarian Party from Louisiana.

It was a busy Saturday at work when the phone call came in. As I sprinted to my vehicle in a panic all that was crossing my mind was the 30 minutes till I would reach home. My wife and children having to see all the destruction and death and I was 30 minutes away.

2015 State Conventions (updated)

Below is a schedule of Libertarian state conventions in 2015. Click on the state to get more information. Not all states have conventions every year. Some states have not scheduled their conventions yet. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Recent additions and updates: Massachusetts & Mississippi

Saturday, January 24

Saturday, February 28

Libertarians Working For You show features Joseph Kexel and J. J. Summerell

ImageYesterday's episode (5/13/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, featuring guests Joseph Kexel, chair of the Wisconsin LP, and J. J. Summerell, chair of the North Carolina LP.

OK lowers signature requirement by tens of thousands to become a recognized party

ImageGovernor Fallin of Oklahoma yesterday (5/12/16) signed bill HB 2181, which lowers the number of signatures required to become a recognized state party from 5% of the those who voted in the previous general election to 3%.

To get on the ballot in 2016 in Oklahoma, 24,712 valid signatures will be needed. Under the old standard, the amount would have been 41,188.

Important Google Hangout May 13 on Presidential Debate Lawsuit

A message from Our America Initiative:  

In 2012, four candidates for U.S. President qualified for enough states’ ballots to potentially achieve a majority in the Electoral College. Only four.

Libertarian elected to Aubrey, TX City Council

ImageCalvin Tillman was elected to the Aubrey City Council, Place 4 on May 9. Aubrey is a town in Denton County, TX, and has a population of 2,595.

Mr. Tillman received 62% of the vote, getting 147 votes to his competitor's 87.

LP of Schuylkill County, PA running ten candidates this November

Shawn Felty
Shawn Felty
Schuylkill County chair

The Libertarian Party of Schuylkill County, PA will have ten candidates on the ballot this November.


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