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2020 Libertarian National Convention

2020 LNC Convention Delegation Allocation

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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Texas Libertarians win injunction barring filing fees

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 […]

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New York Libertarian elected District Attorney over a Democrat and Republican

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. […]

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2019 Libertarian Wins

Check here for the results for the 2019 elections. We also have live coverage of the November 5th election from 8pm eastern until Midnight on our Facebook page, complete with interviews with candidates and election night winners.

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WMTW-TV: Libertarians fighting to be official party in Maine

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 […]

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LNC Meeting in Miami November 16-17

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 […]

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Washington Post: Let’s have more than two candidates in the general-election presidential debates

Below is an op-ed piece written by former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for the Washington Post on November 11, 2019: The candidates and issues in presidential campaigns vary wildly from cycle to cycle, but one constant for decades has been the general-election televised debates. Ever since the two major parties asserted control over the process […]

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Reason: Supreme Court Delivers Unanimous Victory for Asset Forfeiture Challenge

Last February, the US Supreme Court made the monumental decision that the Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures. From Reason.com on February 20, 2019: States are bound by the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against excessive fines and fees when they seek […]

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Justice is supposed to be blind, but should it also be expensive?

The Libertarian Party has championed many cases before the U. S. Supreme Court, including our most recent First Amendment case, and we sympathize with the extraordinary costs of seeking relief. Fundamentally, the federal government has created a system where it restricts liberty through application and enforcement of laws. “The US Constitution clearly talks about a […]

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Virginia Libertarians rally around political newcomer ahead of Election Day

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 […]

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LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark: The Case for Our Own Party

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 […]

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