Did 2016 election polls provide reliable information about who American voters wanted to be President of the United States? The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), which is a bipartisan organization staffed entirely by Republicans and Democrats, decided to use polling to determine who gets to be included in the general election debates. That’s probably a […]
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Libertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on the Lions of Liberty podcast on December 28. In the podcast Nicholas discusses the state of the Libertarian Party after the November election, the Johnson – Weld 2016 presidential campaign, and political messaging. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Libertarian Jared Grifoni, who has fought for low taxes, repeal of regulations, and home rule in the southern Florida city of Marco Island, was the first-place finisher among eight candidates, winning one of four seats up for grabs on the nonpartisan city council. He finished at 18.7 percent. The centerpiece of Grifoni’s campaign was his five-point […]
For better or for worse, voters across the country approved or rejected 162 statewide ballot measures on Election Day. Joining Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, voters in Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and California ended their state’s prohibition on cannabis. In another four states — Florida, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota — voters legalized medicinal marijuana. David Bienenstock, Head of Content […]
SOS Kim Wyman From a Dec 8 statement issued by the Libertarian Party of Washington: Today the Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, and Governor Jay Inslee signed off and certified the 2016 General Election. 3,209,214 valid votes were cast for president; with 160,879 being cast directly for Governor Gary Johnson, good for 5.01% of […]
The December issue of LP News is ready to view online. Click here to read coverage of our record-breaking election results, campaign activities, candidate endorsements, national and affiliate party accomplishments, ballot access for 2018, and more. Note: This web edition reflects updates made to election-related stories since the print edition was published.
Click here to see the updated Libertarian vote totals for the November 2016 election.
Breaking through an invisible barrier for Libertarian presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016 won the party its first-ever endorsement from a newspaper of record. But this wasn’t just one editorial board flouting tradition. Across the country, nine major newspapers endorsed 2016’s arguably most qualified ticket of Libertarian Govs. Johnson and William Weld — more than wound […]
Jim McDermott received 10.4 percent of the vote in his race for the U.S. House in Alaska in a four-way race, one of the highest results ever for a Libertarian federal candidate running against a Democrat and a Republican. This was McDermott’s third time running for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat. He received 5.2 percent […]
A modest congratulation The Libertarian Party extends a hearty congratulations to Gov. Rick Perry for his announced nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Energy. “Gov. Perry has a rare opportunity to head one of the agencies he pledged to abolish,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party. “Even though most […]
From an editorial in the Toledo Blade on December 14: “In the wake of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s presidential run, the Ohio Libertarian Party is seeking state recognition and ballot access to make it easier to run candidates. The Libertarians seek to join the Republicans, Democrats, and Greens on Ohio’s ballots. “Ohio law […]
From an article by Lauren Daugherty published in the National Interest on December 12: “This year, record numbers of Americans voted for Libertarian candidates. The Libertarian presidential nominee, Gov. Gary Johnson, received over four million votes [4.5 million votes as of December 13], three times the previous record. For perspective, four million votes is about […]