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Compiling 2010 election results

Thanks again to everyone who either ran for office as a Libertarian, or voted Libertarian. We'll be compiling results and working to try to provide statistics to compare 2010 results to past results. At first glance, our results seem about average for the Libertarian Party. In the meantime, we'll be posting various snippets of information on this blog entry.

Note that everything here is based on preliminary results. Numbers are likely to change as additional votes are counted.

Election Night Updates

(5:00pm ET) We'll be posting election-related items of interest to Libertarians as the evening goes on. Please check back frequently.

(7:15pm ET) First report: Indiana US House District 8, John Cunningham (L) has 5% (22% of precincts reporting). In 2008, Libertarians running for US House in Indiana averaged 3.3%. In 2006, the average was 4.1%.

(7:35pm ET) Indiana US House District 9, Greg Knott (L) has 5% (25% of precincts reporting.)

Pollster Scott Rasmussen says Americans "want to govern themselves"

In his editorial "A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP," pollster Scott Rasmussen says:

Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don't want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.

Read the editorial.

George Will praises Libertarian candidate's "Less We Can" slogan

In his October 31 syndicated column, George Will had this to say about Libertarian candidate Mark Grannis:

...Mark Grannis, the Libertarian Party's congressional candidate, deserves many votes of gratitude for his slogan, the year's best: "Less we can."

Read the column.

LP Monday Message: Vote Libertarian tomorrow!

November 1, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Tomorrow is Election Day. If you haven't already voted, please go tomorrow and vote for every Libertarian on your ballot. (See here for a complete list of over 800 candidates.)

Also, please contact your friends and family and encourage them to vote Libertarian as well. Win or lose, every vote for a Libertarian sends a clear message for liberty.

Rhino Times recommends vote for Libertarian Lon Cecil

Lon Cecil is running for U.S. Representative in North Carolina District 12. The Rhino Times, a weekly newspaper in Greensboro, recommends a vote for Cecil in its October 28 issue. Read the article.

Libertarian Julie Fox endorsed by Chicago Daily Observer editor

Julie Fox is running for Illinois State Controller. She has been endorsed by Tom Roeser, Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Chicago Daily Observer. Roeser writes, "She’s a very bright CPA without a partisan axe to grind who passionately believes in latch-key abstemious government leading to a consolidation for efficiency of Treasurer and Controller." Read the article.

It's official: Libertarians show the most political courage

The folks at Project Vote Smart recently told us, "...we wanted to let you know that your candidates have demonstrated significantly more political courage than both the Republican and Democratic candidates for Congress." According to Project Vote Smart, the average response rate for congressional candidates this year is 38%, while the response rate from Libertarian candidates is 75%. This year, Project Vote Smart is offering an interactive voter's guide called VoteEasy.

Libertarian candidate Mike Calpino endorsed by Salisbury Daily Times

Mike Calpino, running for County Council in Wicomico County, Maryland, has been endorsed by the Salisbury Daily Times. Read the article containing the endorsement.

Libertarian candidate Dale Ogden on Reason.tv

Dale Ogden is running for governor of California. He was recently interviewed by Tim Cavanaugh on Reason.tv.

Watch the video.

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