The North Dakota Libertarian Party regained party status, and will appear on the ballot for the 2020 elections. North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Wednesday said the party had filed petitions on October 16 that resulted in enough qualified signatures to recognize the party as a political organization. The party needed 7,000 qualified […]
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From Ballot Access News on December 9, 2019: Four states hold their legislative elections in the odd year before presidential election years. The Libertarian Party had legislative candidates in all four of these states in 2019 (Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia), and polled the best vote it has ever received in this set of […]
Below is a graphic with the delegation count for each state for the 2020 Libertarian National Committee convention, being held in Austin, Texas from May 21 through May 25, 2020: How the delegate allocation is determined (from the LP Bylaws and Convention Rules, Article 10, Section 4): a. In order to be counted for […]
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Below is a press release from the Harris County, Texas Libertarian Party on December 2, 2019: On Monday, December 2, 2019, Judge Kristen Hawkins, Judge in Harris County’s 11th Judicial District, signed a temporary injunction order barring the Secretary of State and Harris County officials from enforcing a new law imposing filing fees payable to the […]
New York Libertarian Michael Korchak was elected District Attorney of Broome County, defeating a Democrat and Republican. Mr. Korchak finished with 14,882 votes, beating the Republican challenger F. Paul Battisti by 122 votes. Democrat Debra Gelson finished third with 10,683 votes. The race was not made official until November 19, two weeks after the election. […]
Michigan Libertarian Andy LeCureaux was elected to his tenth consecutive term on the Hazel Park City Council on November 5. He has been on the council since 2001. Terms on the city council are for two years. Mr. LeCureaux finished first in a 3-way race, with the top two finishers elected. He received 778 votes […]
The Maine Libertarian Party filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, November 5, alleging registered voter minimum is unconstitutional. From WMTW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Maine, on November 7: The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Maine in an attempt to get reinstated as an official party. In 2018, the state stopped recognizing the […]
A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 in Miami, Florida. The meeting will start at 9 am ET on Saturday. The LNC will attempt to stream on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent. Live Stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/LibertarianParty The […]
From the Martinsville Bulletin on November 2, 2019: With only a couple of days left before Tuesday’s election, the Martinsville Libertarians are especially hard at work. Not an official affiliate of the Libertarian Party, the Martinsville group still shares the same ideals as the national organization and visits local neighborhoods sharing their political leanings. This […]
CATO Unbound invited LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus Matt Nye, and journalist Graham Vyse to write essays on whether Libertarians should work through the Libertarian, Republican, or Democratic Parties to achieve freedom. Mr. Sarwark started the conversation with “Be Libertarian: The Case for Our Own Party”: American politics has devolved […]
Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the New York State Democratic Party, has proposed raising the number of votes that a political party needs to guarantee a spot on the ballot in the next election, from 50,000 to roughly 250,000, according to the New York Times on October 29, 2019. The chairman of the New York […]