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74% to 26%: Florida Libertarians reject Invictus, nominate Stanton for Senate in Aug. 30 primary (August 30, 2016, 11:19 PM)

Results from the Orlando Sentinel

Results from the Orlando Sentinel

Paul Stanton has handily defeated controversial candidate Augustus Invictus for the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida; with preliminary results showing a margin of almost fifty points (73.6% to 26.4%).

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Redlich Endorses Gary Johnson (August 30, 2016, 05:54 PM)

This is an editorial by the owner of Independent Political Report. It reflects Mr. Redlich’s views only. He does not speak for the IPR community.

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Libertarians of the world unite! We have nothing to lose but our freedom!

We libertarians are a fractious bunch. But it is time for us to come together and support Gary Johnson in his run for President.… Read more ...


Darrell Castle: ?I read Murray Rothbard?s stuff and I generally like it? (August 30, 2016, 03:27 PM)

American Third Party Report: On August 29th, 2016, at 8 PM CST, Constitution Party presidential candidate Darrell Castle held his first live stream Q&A session with his supporters over Facebook. The livestream allowed supporters of Castle to ask questions directly in the comments underneath the live video.  The first question Castle answered was from this ATPR editor with regards to his ballot access situation in Tennessee.… Read more ...


LPCO Press Release: Libertarian Excluded from Debate over Fraction of a Percent (August 30, 2016, 02:04 PM)

silenced-2DENVER, COLORADO?During an election season where voters have expressed unprecedented dissatisfaction with their choices and over 30% of Coloradan voters are unaffiliated, Club 20, a ?non-partisan coalition? has excluded Libertarian Party Senatorial Candidate Lily Tang Williams from their debate forum scheduled for September 10, 2016. In a statement to Williams, Club 20 has stated its Bylaws require any included candidate to represent at least 1% of registered voters ?within the district? and that since the Libertarian Party held .977% of registered voters, she would be excluded over a mere and petty .03%–effectively silencing all but the Republican and Democrat perspectives.… Read more ...


William Saturn: Chronicle of the 2016 Reform Party Presidential Race (August 30, 2016, 12:04 AM)

William Saturn is an IPR contributor. He wrote the following article for Wikinews and republished it on his blog, The Saturnalian, on August 29th, 2016:

The following is adapted from the July 2016 edition of the Wikinews series On the campaign trail.

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?[T]here was and is a party that was opposed to NAFTA, CAFTA, the WTO and other unfair trade agreements and which is still deeply committed to the Hamiltonian idea of protecting U.S.

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Green Party calls for a cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia, citing carnage inflicted on Yemen with U.S. arms (August 29, 2016, 02:02 PM)

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Press release from the Green Party, August 29th, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party is calling for an immediate cutoff of aid to Saudi Arabia and for intense diplomatic pressure to halt the Saudis’ war in Yemen.

“Saudi Arabia is using weapons purchased from the U.S. in a campaign of indiscriminate killing in Yemen, with mass civilian casualties, including children, and attacks on medical facilities,” said Robin Laverne Wilson, New York Green candidate for the U.S.… Read more ...


Wall Street Journal Covers LP Supporting PAC: ?Like Tinder, Not Gross, Can Save America? (August 29, 2016, 10:50 AM)

Balanced RebelionIn an article by Michelle Hackman titled “Match Game: Website Promises Guilt-Free Voting for Gary Johnson: ‘It?s like Tinder, but not gross, and it can save America,” published by the Wall Street Journal late last week, the Libertarian Party supporting SuperPAC, ALTERNATIVE PAC’s, Balanced Rebellion strategy is explicated as follows:

“The Balanced Rebellion effort aims to pair Democrats who had resigned themselves to voting for Hillary Clinton to stop Donald Trump with Republican voters who were planning to cast ballots for Mr.… Read more ...


Clint Bishop: Rebuttal to Josh Guckert?s ?Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Constitution Party Candidate Darrell Castle? (August 29, 2016, 12:55 AM)

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Clint Bishop used the above image in his rebuttal

Was this article seriously meant to deter libertarians from voting for Darrell Castle?

by Clint Bishop, American Third Party Report, August 28th, 2016:

If there is anything that has annoyed me this election cycle, it has been the unfounded attacks against Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party Candidate for President by purportedly objective journalists.… Read more ...


IPR Exclusive: Interview with Geoff Neale of Americans Deserve Better SuperPAC (August 28, 2016, 08:35 PM)

Geoff Neale   Americans Deserve Better

Geoff Neale, former LNC Chair and member of the Advisory Board for Americans Deserve Better Super PAC sat down for an interview with IPR a few days ago. Highlights of the transcript of that interview follow.

IPR: Welcome Geoff. Let’s start with explicating your role at the Americans Deserve Better SuperPAC.… Read more ...


Josh Guckert: Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Constitution Party Candidate Darrell Castle (August 28, 2016, 04:52 PM)

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by Josh Guckert, The Libertarian Republic, August 24th, 2016 (via Cody Quirk at ATPR):

Darrell Castle is Not a Serious or Legitimate Choice for President

Some libertarians, upset with the nomination of Gary Johnson, as well as the choices of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have begun pondering the possibility of voting for Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle.

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