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Official Recount Petition Filed In Nevada By Rocky De La Fuente; Vows Florida Recount Up Next (December 4, 2016, 12:59 AM)


By Tyler Durden
November 30, 2016

Just when you thought the post-election recount circus couldn’t get any more ridiculous, it has. Per NBC, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, an independent 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, has officially filed a recount petition with the Secretary of State of Nevada requesting recounts in 93 precincts.… Read more ...

LIVE BLOGGING: Libertarian National Committee Quarterly Meeting December 10-11, 2016 (December 2, 2016, 02:05 PM)

global_452657254Live Blogging will commence at meeting start on December 10, 2016


Libertarian National Committee (LNC) quarterly business meeting

Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (LNC Business Meeting)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:00 pm. to 10:00 p.m. (Party at LP Headquarters ? tickets)
Sunday, Dec. 11, 9:00 a.m.… Read more ...

Unity Party Seeks Just 24 More Voters as Hammons Mulls Bid (December 1, 2016, 09:51 PM)

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November 30, 2016

Unity Party Seeks Just 24 More Voters as Hammons Mulls Bid


Joe Gibbs
Communications Director

Boulder, Colorado ? Per an email from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Elections Division posted on the campaign site of former (2016) Unity Party US Senate candidate and future (2018) Unity Party Gubernatorial candidate Bill Hammons, the Unity Party of Colorado is 24 affiliated voters away from full-fledged party status in the state, and thus is 24 “Unity” voters away from being able to place any Unity Party candidate directly onto any General Election ballot with a simple show of hands at a party assembly, no voter signature gathering by candidates required.… Read more ...

December 2016 Open Thread (December 1, 2016, 12:34 AM)


So, it’s December and the drama and speculation about where the duopoly we all here love so much is taking us has been somewhat clarified. On the positive side, Clinton lost. On the negative side, Trump won.

In a possible IPR first, having correctly predicted the results a month ago, I’ll just recycle last month’s videos:

Is everyone all aboard and strapped in?… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee: Chair?s Proposed Agenda (November 30, 2016, 01:39 PM)

global_452657254The LNC will have its quarterly meeting December 10-11, 2016 in Alexandria, VA along with a party (details here). Chair Nicholas Sarwark has released the proposed Agenda.

Download (PDF, 91KB)Read more ...

Constitution Party Presidential Vote Totals: 2012 vs. 2016 (November 30, 2016, 11:45 AM)

Here is a link comparing the vote totals for Darrell Castle this cycle vs. Virgil Goode in 2012. Some write-ins votes are yet to be reported, but so far Castle has 194,685 compared to 122,207 for Goode in 2012. The link is from a letter from Constitution Party Chairman Frank Fluckiger which I will post separately.… Read more ...

Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part Two ? What Went Wrong (November 28, 2016, 01:50 PM)

by Peter B. Gemma

 sss-1-500x250?We simply got off to a late start and didn?t have enough time or manpower to get it done for 2016.  We now know the nuances in each state, however, so we are prepared moving forward.?

That?s the post election assessment of the American Solidarity Party presidential nominee Mike Maturen.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee: Proposed Budget and Mortgage Pay-Down Issues (November 27, 2016, 10:30 PM)

global_452657254Today was an active discussion day for Libertarian Party financial issues to be dealt with at the upcoming LNC meeting December 10-11, 2017.

From Treasurer Tim Hagan:

The draft budget to be considered at next month?s meeting is attached. Some notes:

The Operating Budget worksheet, column F (highlighted in blue) is the budget to be considered.

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Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign (November 24, 2016, 05:27 PM)

Green Party nominee Jill Stein has been engaged in a post-election fundraising drive in order to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She does not dispute her own vote totals in those states, but is basing her claim on alleged irregularities, the possibility that voting machines were hacked, and how “unexpected” the results were.… Read more ...

November 2016 Open Thread (November 24, 2016, 10:00 AM)


So, it’s November and here at the start of the month there’s a lot of drama and speculation about where the duopoly we all here love so much is headed, and where it’s taking us…


Is everyone all aboard and strapped in? It’s going to be a wild finish to this crazy ride of an election….… Read more ...

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