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LP on the ballot in South Dakota

The Libertarian Party is back on the ballot in South Dakota, as the Secretary of State confirmed on June 17 that more than enough valid signatures had been submitted.

To retain party status, the 2018 gubernatorial candidate must get at least 2.5 percent of the vote.

The South Dakota LP had been a recognized party in the last presidential cycle, but went off the ballot when no candidate ran for governor in 2014.

USA Today: Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson on guns, debates, and pot

ImageAn article and video interview from USA Today on June 16:

CNN to host town hall with Libertarian presidential & VP candidates

ImageFrom CNN on June 15:

“CNN announced today that Chris Cuomo will moderate a Town Hall with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and vice presidential candidate William Weld at 9pmET on Wednesday, June 22.

“Both Johnson and Weld will field questions from voters live from the Time Warner Center in New York City. This will serve as CNN’s eleventh town hall during the 2016 election season.”

Openly gay libertarian candidate issues statement on Orlando shooting

Thomas Simmons
Thomas Simmons
Libertarian for U.S. House

Cato: Don’t not vote

ImageFrom Jim Harper of the Cato Institute on May 23:

“Voting does more than elect candidates.

“Votes are a dazzling roman candle of information supplied to elected officials, their staffs, political parties, journalists, opinion leaders, and future candidates, to name a few. All these witnesses to elections incorporate vote information — not just outcome, but win/loss margins — into their actions and assessments well beyond election and inauguration day.

U.S. News: The year of the Libertarian

ImageFrom U.S. News & World Report online on June 10:

Member of Del Mar, California school board changes parties from Republican to Libertarian

Scott Wooden
Scott Wooden

Scott Wooden, who was elected to the Del Mar Unified District School Board in California in 2014, chaged his registration from Republican to Libertarian on June 8.

Washington Times: Gary Johnson sets sights on 15 percent in polls, crucial spot on debate stage

From the Washington Times on June 8:

“With an electorate totally disenchanted with the two major parties’ offerings, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson has a unique chance to make a splash this year — and he’s determined to do things differently than in his 2012 campaign.

“Gone are the low-yield interviews with ‘internet radio’ shows, and Mr. Johnson also says he’ll probably skip out on trolling the Democratic and Republican conventions.

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld to appear on CBS Late Show Thursday

ImageLibertarian Party 2016 presidential and vice-presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld will appear on the “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert on CBS television, Thursday evening, June 9 at 11:30 ET.

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Indiana GOP county chair steps down to join Libertarians

John Pickerill
John Pickerill

From WTHR-TV in Indiana:

“Montgomery County Republicans will have to look for a new party chairman.

“John Pickerill stepped down from his position Thursday to join the Libertarian Party.

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