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Well-known political statistician: It’s ‘plausible’ the election could end in a tie

"Political statistician Nate Silver said over the weekend that, with Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson polling at 24 percent in his home state of New Mexico, it is “plausible” the election could end in a deadlock.

Washington Post article shows Gov. Gary Johnson a guardian of taxpayer money

ImageAn October 3 Washington Post article seems intent on casting Libertarian Gary Johnson in a negative light based on his performance as two-term governor of New Mexico.

But for those who think government is too big, their portrayal showed Johnson to be the penultimate outsider who resisted unrelenting pressure from special interests and their legislative allies, earning the nick name “Governor No.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Pelosi sees threat to Clinton from Libertarian candidate

ImageFrom the San Francisco Chronicle site on September 27:

CNN: The media's hypocrisy on Gary Johnson

ImageFrom an op-ed piece by Matt Welch, editor at-large for Reason Magazine, which appeared on on September 30:

"Is Gary Johnson qualified to run for president? Let's talk about that, but first let's talk about this:

LP Indiana won't back down after rigged presidential polling

ImageThe Libertarian Party of Indiana released the following statement on October 2:

ABC Denver: Libertarians a 'huge problem' for Clinton, Trump in Colorado

ABC-7 in Denver describes how Libertarians Governors Gary Johnson for president and William Weld for vice president are in play in the critical state of Colorado:

“Gary Johnson is a huge problem for Hillary Clinton right now," said [former Colorado Republican state chairman Dick] Wadhams, "and, also potentially a problem for Donald Trump because there are still lot of Republicans not convinced, and they might be looking at an alternative.”

Libertarian Simmons takes on Democratic stronghold

Thomas Simmons
Thomas Simmons

For nearly three decades, Democratic U.S. representative Richard Neal has enjoyed czar-like status in largely rural western Massachusetts, where he has scored one re-election victory after another, mostly unopposed.

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from the LNC vice chair

Arvin Vohra
Arvin Vohra

An open letter to President Barack Obama:

Mr. President, you told America today that a vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Trump. As it turns out, you were only a tiny bit off.

Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson for President

ImageFrom the Detroit News on September 29:

"Today this newspaper does something it has never done in its 143-year history: endorse someone other than the Republican candidate in a presidential contest.

"Since its founding in 1873, The Detroit News has backed a Republican every time it has made a presidential endorsement (three times we have sat on the sidelines — twice during the Franklin Roosevelt elections and in the 2004 Bush/Kerry contest).

LNC chair interviewed on exclusion of Libertarian Johnson from debate

Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark discusses the exclusion of Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson from the presidential debate on the Paul Malloy Show, aired on September 29.


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