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Nebraska bill to help third parties wins final approval

Nebraska's Libertarian Party could automatically appear on election ballots under a bill given final approval in the Legislature. Lawmakers passed the measure Monday with a 48-0 vote. It would create … Click to Continue »

Where Were the Libertarians in 2016?

In 2010 and 2015, I did some data analysis to see which states had the most libertarians, based on Libertarian Party and Ron Paul election results. I’ve now done something similar for 2016. Unfortunately, in 2016 we didn’t have a libertarianish Republican presidential candidate continue through every primary, and so we can’t use primary election […]

Libertarians pick Inverness rancher for congressional race

Montana's Libertarian Party has picked Mark Wicks to be its candidate in the May 25 special election to fill the state's vacant congressional seat. The 46-year-old cattle rancher and writer … Click to Continue »

Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County Is Too Anti-Gun

The Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County website is too anti-gun, according to LP member Robert H. Biggadike, who sent the following email to LP members:On the LPLAC website, it says, "Libertarians are anti-war, we believe that neither peace nor freedom nor democracy can be truly promoted with a gun." What a line of left wing clap trap. Show More Summary

Libertarian Party earns political party status in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the Libertarian Party has obtained official political party status in Iowa. Pate says the status began effective Wednesday after state election officials determined the party's presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, received 59,186 votes — or 3.8 percent of the vote — in the November 2016 general election.

The Latest: Kansas parties pick nominees for US House seat

The Latest on Democratic, Libertarian conventions to pick nominee for a southern Kansas congressional seat (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Libertarian Party overwhelmingly chose flight instructor Chris Rockhold as … Click to Contin...

Did the Libertarian Party Blow It?: New at Reason

4 months agoNews : Reason

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld earned more than 4.46 million votes this November, the best a Libertarian tiicket has ever done. But the Libertarian Party fail this year? Brian Doherty and Matt Welch write in the new issue of Reason: For the first time, the L.P. Show More Summary

Bill Weld's Weird Tuesday: New at Reason

4 months agoNews : Reason

The controversial Libertarian Party vice presidential pick Bill Weld was enigmatic to the end. Matt Welch writes in the latest issue of Reason: Two days before the election, and just minutes before a Gary Johnson rally at Colorado Christian...Show More Summary

Did the Libertarian Party Blow It in 2016?

4 months agoNews : Reason

Objectively speaking, 2016 was the Libertarian Party's best year ever. It was also a savage disappointment. On the positive side, the presidential ticket of two former Republican governors, Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld...Show More Summary

Libertarian plate "may poison food"

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Reason Editor-in-Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward received a commemorative Johnson-Weld 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential Campaign plate in the mail. https://twitter.com/kmanguward/status/801153109393285120 Yoni Mazuz wonders: https://twitter.com/yonatron/status/802193778182332416 The Libertarian moment of enlightenment is when you realize it's a giant ashtray.

The Third Party Fizzle

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “Ultimately, what happened to Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party is what happens to most third-party candidates: They fade at the end. Johnson flirted with 10% national support for [...]

The Humanist Visionaries of Libertarianism: New at Reason

5 months agoNews : Reason

Ensconced in the deep-blue state of California, James Poulos cast his presidential ballot for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. In a new column for Reason, Poulos explains: I did so for one big reason—almost for one reason alone. Show More Summary

5 things you need to know about how third-party candidates did in 2016

Hillary Clinton was not the only presidential candidate to lose to Donald Trump on Tuesday. Joining her were minor party and independent candidates, including Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein....Show More Summary

“How Gary Johnson and Jill Stein helped elect Donald Trump”

CNN: Neither Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson nor the Green Party’s Jill Stein managed to make a dent in the Electoral College, but they did post a significant enough showing in several states arguably to help elect Donald Trump. Trump … Continue reading ?

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