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Posts published in March 2024

A Third Party Lesson: NRA/GOA

The attention of readers is drawn to an interesting article in the Washington Examiner While the article is about Second Amendment Rights groups, the relevant lessons are far broader in their application, and should be of interest even to third-party activists not interested in the Second Amendment. Comparison is made between the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of…

Peculiar Libertarian News

We are in receipt of a copy of the Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee agenda for their meeting of March 28.  Buried on the second page is a laconic sentence “Formal Disaffiliation of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco County”, allotted 10 minutes of time.  Our source indicates that the LPSFC has not been advised that their disaffiliation is…

More LNC Parliamentary Shenanigans

How do you cram the appointment of Angela McArdle to be Chair of the Convention Oversight Committee through the LNC. You take two motions, falsely state them as one, and call for a vote. There were originally two motions by Mr. Blankenship: Given the letter submitted by the Convention Oversight Committee Chair Adrian Malagon this evening, I move to accept…

LNC February Income from FEC Report

Yes, on time. Total receipts $ 96,240.04 <– That includes convention income. Total Disbursements $128,662.20 Cash on hand (end) $230,427.82 Debt $ 9,357.55 Oh, right, There were also contribution refunds. Three people received $5,686 in contribution refunds. The actual net contributions for the month were $90,554. A sixth of that money went to accountant and payroll services. How does this…

Malagon Resigns from CoC

Adrian Malagon has announced that he is resigning as Chair of the Libertarian Convention Organizing Committee, and from the Committee itself, effective immediately.  Also, he will not be attending the National Convention. We are advised that Meredith Hayes also resigned from the committee. Angela McArdle has nominated herself to replace Malagon on the Committee.

Mises Caucus Endorses LNC Candidates

The Mises Caucus of the Libertarian Party has endorsed candidates for the Libertarian National Committee, to be elected at the National Convention later this Spring.  No endorsements were made for Treasurer, for Region 3 Representative, or for Regional Alternates.  The endorsed candidates are Chair – Angela McArdle Vice Chair – Hannah Goodman Secretary – Caryn Ann Harlos Treasurer – At-Large…

New LP Michigan Lawsuit

Libertarian Party of Michigan Chair Michael Saliba and associates have filed suit  against Libertarian Party of Michigan Chair Andrew Chadderdon, LPMI Secretary Daniel Ziemba, and associates. The suit was filed in State Circuit court in the County of Cheboygan.  The suit claims that the state party bylaws constitute a contract with the members, Messrs. Chadderdon, Ziemba, et al., violated the…

Dems Anti-Third-Party Article Omits Libertarians

You can read the entire article here. or here https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/dnc-war-third-party-candidates-rcna143290 The Democrats are throwing money at a campaign to discourage third party Presidential campaigns.  The article notes that in 2016 third parties got over 5% of the vote, lists a series of past third party and independent efforts including the Greens, No Labels, Robert Kennedy, Jr., but fails to mention…

Massachusetts Libertarian Presidential Primary Results

These are probably complete. Candidate – No Preference – Vote Count %. No Preference – 3,982 40.0% Chase Russell Oliver 1,453 14.6% Jacob George Hornberger 1,089 11.0 Michael D. Rectenwald 546 5.5% Lars Damian Mapstead 399 4.0% Michael Ter Maat 314 3.2% All Others 2,161 21.7% Blanks 980 Total Votes Cast 10,924