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NC Alternative Parties Hail Passage of Major Ballot Access Reform Bill (October 17, 2017, 02:32 PM)

LPNC Press Release

RALEIGH (Oct. 17) ? North Carolina?s Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties issued this statement in response to the override of the governor veto of a ballot access reform bill:

?SB 656 Electoral Freedom Act is the most significant ballot access bill passed by the legislature in decades. It dramatically lowers the barriers for new political parties and independent candidates to get on the ballot, thus giving all North Carolinians more freedom of choice on election day.… Read more ...

North Carolina Ballot Access Bill Enacted into Law (October 17, 2017, 12:06 PM)

Ballot Access News:

On the morning of Tuesday, October 17, the North Carolina House passed SB 656. Because the Senate passed it the day before, it is now law. Governor Roy Cooper had vetoed it, but the legislature has now overridden his veto.

Many Democratic members of the House said in debate on October 17 that they support the ballot access liberalization, but that they voted to uphold the gubernatorial veto because of the unrelated part of the bill that eliminates judicial primary elections in 2018.… Read more ...

Ghoul Roger Stone to Appear as ?Head Ghoul? at Utah LP Halloween Event (October 16, 2017, 11:24 PM)

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party of Utah; in honor of its first chair, tax protester (and one of the several key national party co-founders) Karl Bray and in ghoulish alignment with this year’s union of Halloween and Utah’s Special Election (Nov 7) the Utah LP announces:

A Dark Night of Political Horror with THE “Dark Knight” of Political Horror, Roger Stone

to be held at the Peace Coliseum, Nucleus Room, Saturday October 28 from 5 to 9.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Bylaws Committee Tonight at 11pm Eastern (proposal to radically re-structure the LNC) (October 13, 2017, 03:03 PM)

There is a Bylaws Committee meeting tonight – details from Chair Katz:

Meeting date: October 13, 2017Meeting time: 11:00pm eastern.

To join the meeting:

Audio Conference Details: If you join by computer/webcam at the link above, you do NOT also need to dial into this teleconference, which is a backup audio-only option.

Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Previously Confidential Portion of Campaign Contract (October 12, 2017, 09:28 PM)

Last September there was a bit of a brouhaha over the contract with the Johnson campaign after it was revealed that the original provisions called for it to be essentially eternally secret. This result in this IPR author (Caryn Ann Harlos, Region 1 Representative) to move to rescind the authority of Chair Sarwark to enter in to this contact.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: If You Wish to Help the Ballot Access Bill Take Effect in North Carolina, Here is the Contact Page for Governor Roy Cooper (October 5, 2017, 09:58 PM)

Ballot Access News:

As already noted, on October 5 the North Carolina legislature passed the ballot access bill, SB 656. There is a danger that Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will veto it. There is a provision in the bill, unrelated to ballot access, that cancels the 2018 primaries for state judicial elections, and Democrats are opposed to this.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus Endorses and Funds Candidates for Second Year in a Row (October 1, 2017, 04:41 PM)

In 2016, just barely over six months since its formal organization the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC) disbursed $2208.71 to radical candidates and endorsed many more. Continuing in this commitment, the LPRC has distributed $1,500 to radical candidates in partisan races for the 2017 elections, split amongst three candidates, for a donation of $500.00 each.… Read more ...

October 2017 Open Thread (October 1, 2017, 10:08 AM)


Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff?just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Mises Caucus: ?A Challenge to the Status Quo? (September 29, 2017, 11:01 AM)

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Nickolas Wildstar, Libertarian Candidate for Governor of CA, Issues Campaign Announcement (September 26, 2017, 11:40 PM)

Hi! I?m Nickolas Wildstar and I?m running for Governor! California has been my home for over 18 years and during that time I?ve watched as the state went through extraordinary changes, both good and bad. But one thing that seems to have been consistent nationwide is the corporate takeover of America.… Read more ...

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