Author Archive | Bob Johnston

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake Tribune: Libertarian vice presidential hopeful campaigns in Utah with satire and humor

From the Salt Lake Tribune on September 2, 2020: As satire on how stinky he says politics has become, the current Libertarian Party nominee for vice president, Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, had run earlier this year with a candidate named Vermin Supreme — who wears a boot as a hat and calls for zombie apocalypse awareness. Cohen, who was […]

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Houston Chronicle: Republicans ask Texas Supreme Court to boot Libertarians off ballot

From the Houston Chronicle on August 28, 2020: About a week after Texas Democrats took several Green Party candidates to court and had them knocked off the ballot for failing to pay candidate filing fees, state and national Republicans are taking a similar case to the state’s highest civil court. The Third Court of Appeals […]

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Presidential Ballot Access: Five States To Go

The Libertarian Party 2020 presidential ticket of Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen is certified to appear the ballot in 45 states plus DC. The remaining states are Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Petitions have been submitted to the state election offices in Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Virginia, where they are […]

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Amarillo Pioneer: McKennon to Lead Top of Texas Libertarian Ticket in 2020

From the Amarillo Pioneer on August 4, 2020: Kerry McKennon has officially won the Libertarian Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate and will represent the party in Texas’ highest-profile contest in 2020. Over the weekend, the Libertarian Party of Texas finalized its nominees for the general election at the state party’s convention in Big Spring. McKennon […]

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Ballot Access News: New Mexico Libertarian Nominee for Statewide Partisan Race Placed on November Ballot

From Ballot Access News on August 17, 2020: On August 17, a Libertarian Party ballot access case in New Mexico was settled. A final order from a U.S. District Court documents that the New Mexico Secretary of State now agrees that Stephen Curtis received enough write-in votes in the June Libertarian primary to qualify for […]

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Reason: Tom Cotton’s Only Challenger Is a Black Libertarian Prison Chaplain

From Reason online on July 31, 2020: Sen. Tom Cotton’s Democratic challenger, Josh Mahony, dropped out of the U.S. Senate race just hours after the filing deadline closed. Between this and Cotton’s comments over the past few weeks, which range from calling slavery a “necessary evil” to calling for military force in American streets, many Arkansas voters worry that the […]

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LP Presidential Ticket Makes Maine Ballot; On Track for Ballot Access in 50 States Plus DC

The 2020 Libertarian Party presidential ticket of Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen are currently certified to be on the ballot in 40 states plus DC, as the Maine Secretary of State’s office confirmed that the petition was valid today, August 10. Four more states that have submitted their petitions (Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and […]

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WBAY-TV: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen campaigns in Wisconsin

From WBAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Green Bay, Wisconsin on July 25: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen held a rally in Wisconsin Saturday. It was held at Leach Amphitheater in Oshkosh. Jorgensen said with her nomination, Americans have a chance to escape the old parties and start over with something fresh. HEALTHCARE: “We keep […]

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KINY: Alaska Libertarians turn in over 5,000 signatures to get Presidential ticket on ballot

From KINY radio in Juneau, Alaska on July 20, 2020: The Alaska Libertarian Party has turned over signatures in order to get the party’s presidential ticket on the ballot. The ALP has submitted 5,024 ballot access petition signatures, well exceeding the 3,212 signatures required for state permission to allow Libertarian Presidential candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen […]

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Jeremy "Spike" Cohen

WGEM: Illinois Libertarians file petitions for 2020 election, highlight need for ballot access reforms

From WGEM-TV, the NBC affiliate in western Illinois, on July 21, 2020: The Libertarian Party of Illinois submitted its petitions today for several candidates vying for statewide and national office. This could be a historic election for the party, given the opportunity for candidates to have a much lower number of petitions needed to make […]

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2020 LP presidential ticket addresses the national convention delegates

2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen and vice-presidential nominee Jeremy “Spike” Cohen addressed the delegates at the LP national convention in Orlando, Florida on July 11, 2020. Jo and Spike talked about their vision for the Presidency, ending the wars, cutting big government, ending unjust laws, immigration, and much more. Click here to view […]

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