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Former Utah GOP county executive committee member switches to Libertarian Party

ImageJonathan Choate, a member of the Cache County, Utah Republican Party executive committee, resigned his position last month and switched his party affiliation to Libertarian, according to an article in the Cache Valley Daily on June 29.

Click here to read the full article.

Johnson and Weld on the ballot in Illinois

ImageLibertarian Party presidential and vice presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Wiliam Weld will appear on the ballot this November in Illinois, as the petitions submitted last week were not challenged.

In addition, the Illinois LP will have candidates on the general election ballot.

AOL News: How Gary Johnson could shake up the presidential race

ImageFrom AOL News on June 30:

Dallas Morning News: Libertarians are right, taxation is theft

ImageFrom Mac McCann of the Dallas Morning News on June 29:

Judge lowers Pennsylvania statewide candidate signature requirement to 5,000

On June 30,Image a U.S. district court judge lowered the signature requirement for statewide candidates of non-establishment parties to 5,000 signatures. The order takes effect for this year’s elections.

The judge also imposed new county distribution requirements that apply to all nonfederal statewide campaigns. Candidates for attorney general, auditor, and treasurer must collect at least 250 signatures from each of ten counties.

Oklahoma libertarians celebrate voting in primary for the first time in 16 years

ImageBelow is a press release from the Oklahoma LP on June 29:

Take the survey: How many non-Libertarians do you know who are voting Gary Johnson for President?

How many non-Libertarians do you know who are voting for Gary Johnson for President?

Take the survey now.

 

U.S. News: Libertarian Party Starting to Get Traction

ImageFrom U.S. News and World Report on June 28:

“Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is zeroing in on a key challenge for his longshot campaign: Boosting his support in the opinion polls so he can qualify for the general-election debates.

Illinois LP submits 53,000 signatures

ImageThe Libertarian Party of Illinois submitted 53,000 signatures on June 27, to get statewide candidates on the general election ballot.

25,000 valid signatures are required.

LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark said:

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