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USA Today: Not a Republican, not a Democrat: Wyoming’s Marshall Burt wins Libertarian Party’s first statehouse seat since 2002

From USA Today on November 5, 2020: The Libertarian Party earned a historic victory Tuesday [November 3], clinching a statehouse seat for the first time in nearly two decades. Marshall Burt was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in its 39th district, defeating Democrat incumbent Stan Blake, said Bob Johnston on the Libertarian National Committee. “This is only the […]

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Donald Rainwater

Smart Politics: Libertarian Gubernatorial Nominees Set Record Highs in Four States

The nation’s third largest party continues to make bigger footprints in multiple statewide races. From Smart Politics on November 24, 2020: Smart Politics recently profiled the record-setting performances Libertarians and other third party candidates had this cycle across nine states in elections for the U.S. Senate. This report’s focus is on gubernatorial elections – for which […]

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U.S. Supreme Court

Barrett Reloaded? A New Third Circuit Decision Could Prove The Perfect Base For A Second Amendment Blowout

From on November 25, 2020: The Third Circuit has issued an opinion that has received little attention over the right to bear arms, but it should. The decision in Folajtar v. The Attorney General of the United States may be one of the most perfectly tailored case for major Supreme Court decision. Indeed, the only thing lacking from […]

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Marshall Burt

2020 Election

Marshall Burt was elected to the Wyoming house 39th district seat, defeating Democrat incumbent Stan Blake 1,696 to 1,420. This is only the fifth time in Libertarian Party history a candidate running only on the LP label has been elected to a state legislature, and the first time in 20 years. Bethany Baldes, who lost […]

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2022 ballot access

Ballot Access Update

The Libertarian Party did not have a good night for ballot access this election, as it is now on the ballot in 30 states plus DC for the 2022 election. The LP was on in 37 states plus DC after the 2016 election, and 31 states plus DC after 2018. Significantly, the party lost ballot […]

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Casper Star-Tribune

Casper Star-Tribune: Could Libertarians shake up Wyoming elections this year?

From the Casper Star-Tribune on October 24, 2020: Wyoming, like the rest of the country, has a two-party problem. Despite the libertarian streak running through the state’s strong, conservative tradition, Wyoming has never elected a third-party candidate to the Statehouse, never nominated a non-Republican or Democrat to its two seats in Congress, and never boosted […]

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Jo Jorgensen

LP Presidential Candidate Interviewed on Fox Channel Your World Show

Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on the Your World show on the Fox  News channel on October 22, 2020: The current political system is designed to squelch truly independent voices, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen argued on “Your World” Thursday ahead of the second debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. “We keep […]

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Donald Rainwater

Indiana Libertarian Participates in Governor’s Debate

Indiana Libertarian Party candidate for Governor Donald Rainwater, who has been polling as high as 24%, participated in a debate with incumbent Republican Eric Holcomb and Democratic challenger Woody Myers, held by the Indiana Debate Commission and broadcast on WFYI-TV on October 20, 2020. Topics discussed included education, taxation and spending, the virus, mask mandates, […]

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Randy "Uriah" Luallin

Capital Journal: Libertarian challenging Johnson for U.S. House seat

From the Capital Journal in Pierre, South Dakota, on October 5, 2020: “First-term U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., faces a challenge from Libertarian Party candidate Randy ‘Uriah’ Luallin in the Nov. 3 general election. “No Democrat filed for the position this year. “South Dakota has only one seat in the U.S. House, which Gov. Kristi […]

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