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  • Third Party Candidate To File Suit Against Florida Election Officer

    12/04/2016 9:25:45 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2016 | PHILLIP STUCKY
    Independent president Roque De La Fuenta announced he plans to sue the Florida Secretary of State, as well as the Broward County Supervisor of Elections for election fraud Monday, according to an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. De La Fuente cites a sworn letter from a Broward County election volunteer that reveals election officials filled in blank absentee ballots in a locked room, a behavior the campaign calls highly suspicious. De La Fuente is suing to expose a current hole in Florida election law, namely that officials don’t monitor closely for potential voter fraud unless the election...
  • Petraeus admits he didn't vote for Trump or Clinton

    12/04/2016 11:42:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who is vying for the top diplomatic post in the next administration, said Sunday he did not cast a ballot in last month's presidential election. "I don't vote, so that's an easy answer," Petraeus told ABC News when asked if he backed President-elect Trump in his campaign against defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
  • Yes, you can blame millennials in Pa. and elsewhere for Clinton's loss

    12/03/2016 9:39:47 AM PST · by dirtboy · 97 replies
    Wash Post via Philly.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Aaron Blake
    Hillary Clinton's campaign has lots of excuses for losing. There's the electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular group is especially to blame: millennials. As Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker reported from the big election postmortem at Harvard on Thursday night: Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also acknowledged that her operation had made a number of mistakes and miscalculations, while being buffeted by what he repeatedly described as a "headwind" of being an establishment candidate in a season where voters were...
  • The Green Party has disowned Dr. Jill Stein

    11/30/2016 6:05:40 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Chaos reigns in the liberal/left alt universe following its defeat in the presidential elections with members turning on each other. While Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is pushing forward with her online begging to fund her presidential recount campaign, encouraged by losing Democratic candidate Hillary R. Clinton, rank and file Green Party members are voicing their opposition. Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for Senate from Maryland, released a letter on her campaign site complaining about the misuse of time and funds in the Green Party's name, suggesting their efforts be redirected to more important party causes.The letter...
  • Stein calls Wisconsin recount cost 'exorbitant'(Asks for $2.4 Million MORE Today)

    11/29/2016 8:50:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 183 replies
    MADISON, WIS. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she's committed to pay for a vote recount in Wisconsin even though she calls the estimated $3.5 million cost "exorbitant." Stein says the estimate Monday from Wisconsin election officials means she'll be asking her supporters to raise another $2.4 million. In a statement Tuesday, Stein says it's an "undue burden" but won't stop efforts for recounts in that state and in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
  • Shock Report: Clintons Attempting to Steal Election

    11/25/2016 7:22:56 PM PST · by drewh · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 25th, 2016 6:35 pm | Jim Hoft
    orrupt Hillary Clinton is not accepting her defeat in the recent Presidential election and instead, in ways only the Corrupt Criminal ClintonÂ’s could conjure up, has put in place a process to steal the election. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Paul Joseph Watson âś” @PrisonPlanet This post is very alarmist but it asks some pertinent question about the recount. 5:22 AM - 25 Nov 2016 1,433 1,433 Retweets 1,605 1,605 likes The source claims that the beginning of this corrupt plan to steal the election from President Trump began earlier in the week when a group...
  • Tongue-Tied Green Party Official Stumbles to Explain Wisconsin Recount

    11/25/2016 7:04:44 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this is the best that the Hillary/Stein people can come up with to justify a recount in some states, Donald Trump can rest very easy tonight . . . On Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show this evening, guest host Ed Henry interviewed Ian Jackson of the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party regarding a possible recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin. Green Party candidate Jill Stein campaign has in recent days raised millions of dollars to fund such an effort. The responses from Jackson—who seemed a nice guy in over his head—were a string of painful pauses and hesitations, concluding...
  • Historic recount will have to move quickly (WI)

    11/25/2016 3:38:17 PM PST · by randita · 149 replies
    Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/25/16 | Patrick Marley and Bill Glauber
    Wisconsin will begin a historic presidential recount next week and the state could risk losing its ability to have its 10 electoral votes counted if it doesn't meet key deadlines next month. Hitting a Dec. 13 deadline could be particularly tricky if Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is able to force the recount to be conducted by hand, Wisconsin's top election official said. Stein and independent presidential candidate Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente separately filed recount requests late Friday, the last day they were able to do so. Stein received about 30,000 votes and De La Fuente about 1,500 out...
  • Something Fishy at Jill Stein Camp

    11/25/2016 2:22:24 PM PST · by boknows · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Apparently, the more money she raises the more expensive the recount effort becomes.
  • WI Elections commission - Stein and Del La Fuente recount petitions received

    11/25/2016 1:38:54 PM PST · by dirtboy · 227 replies
    The Commission has received the Stein and Del La Fuente recount petitions. Details and news release posted soon at http://elections.wi.gov .
  • Minutes ticking toward deadline for Wisconsin recount (45 minutes left)

    11/25/2016 1:15:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    ForexLive ^ | November 25, 2016 | Adam Button
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised $5.15 million to pay for voting recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. However, the clock is running out on the deadline to file the papers. Stein and her team have until 5 pm ET to challenge the results in Wisconsin. The deadline for Pennsylvania is Monday. She's also asking for more funds to file for Michigan, which is due to be filed Wednesday. Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised $5.15 million to pay for voting recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. However, the clock is running out on the deadline to file the papers....
  • Michigan Recount Laws (Jill Stein should have no standing to ask for a recount)

    11/25/2016 9:30:40 AM PST · by dirtboy · 34 replies
    Close Vote Margin: Vote count difference (not percentage-based) Recounts initiated by a close vote margin are mandatory if the close vote margin is triggered, but only at the statewide level. This requirement applies to both initiatives and candidates in any primary or election, except for partisan offices in which more than one person is elected. Mich. Comp. Laws 168.880(a)(1). Additional exceptions are noted in the Bureau of Elections “Election Recounts” manual (see page 5): The margin is set at 2,000 votes or less, regardless of the number of votes cast in the election, and when that margin applies, neither candidates...
  • I Stumbled onto Something Very Strange (vanity)

    11/24/2016 2:20:22 PM PST · by lafroste · 96 replies
    me ^ | 11/24/16 | lafroste
    OK, this is a little out there. I blundered into an obscure website about an hour ago that claimed that Jill Stein's recount effort was being funded by a bot. That website appeared to be toxic as it crashed my Firefox so I woun't give the link out willy-nilly. It claimed that ever since the donation page opened yesterday, that donations were entering with a nearly mathematical precision, regardless of the time of day (donations just as steady at 3: am as they were at 3:00 pm). So I decided to do my own impromptu test and got what, I...
  • Jill Stein now wants 6-7 million for a recount she says may not happen

    11/24/2016 5:13:21 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 169 replies
    https://twitter.com/FrankLuntz ^ | 11/24/2016 | Frank Luntz
    First Stein wanted one million. Then she wanted 2.5 million. Then she wanted 4.5 million. Now it's 6-7 million, for a recount her website explicitly states it does not guarantee.
  • Jill Stein prepares to request election recounts in battleground states

    11/23/2016 11:43:22 AM PST · by dirtboy · 80 replies
    Guardian via MSN ^ | 11/23/2016 | Jon Swaine
    Jill Stein, the Green party’s presidential candidate, is prepared to request recounts of the election result in several key battleground states, her campaign said on Wednesday. Stein launched an online fundraising page seeking donations toward a $2m fund she said was needed to request reviews of the results in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Stein said she was acting due to “compelling evidence of voting anomalies” and that data analysis had indicated “significant discrepancies in vote totals”. Her move came amid calls for recounts or audits of the election results by groups of academics and activists concerned that foreign hackers may...
  • The Economist/YouGov Poll -3rd Party Voters Against Hillary More [effects popular vote argument]

    11/12/2016 7:00:24 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 19 replies
    The Economist /YouGov Poll ^ | July 2 - 4, 2016 | The Economist
    Would you say you are mostly voting FOR Gary Johnson, AGAINST Hillary Clinton or AGAINST Donald Trump? Asked of those who would vote for Gary Johnson I’m mostly voting AGAINST Hillary Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35% I’m mostly voting AGAINST Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%...
  • McMullin cost Trump MN in electoral college ... and analysis of Johnson, Stein vote impacts

    11/10/2016 12:43:58 PM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 16 replies
    original to FR | Nov 10, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    REPORT on the McMULLIN CAMPAIGN __________________________________ According to state by state vote totals as reported on Wikipedia today, Evan McMullin received a total of 449,190 votes in 14 states. Of those, about 40% were cast in Utah (163,573) where he finished considerably behind Clinton in third place with 20.4% of the vote. Clinton had 28% and Trump 46%. The only state where McMullin received more than 2% of the vote (other than Utah) was nearby Idaho where he had almost 47 thousand votes and 6.7% of the votes cast. Trump however had over 59% so this was a non-factor. In...
  • Lindsey Graham Tweet: I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. [tr]

    11/08/2016 1:40:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 8, 2016 | The Dishonorable Lindsay Graham
    I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3
  • Libertarian VP nom Weld:"libertarian party pulls substantially more from Mr. Trump"

    11/06/2016 11:34:00 AM PST · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    johnrlott.com ^ | November 6, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2016/11/libertarian-vp-nominee-bill-weldmy.html Libertarian VP nominee Bill Weld claims:"my belief is that the libertarian party pulls substantially more from Mr. Trump" @ 2:41 mark (video is available here). I had heard that Weld has been raising money with this message as a way of getting those who want Hillary to win to donate money. Consistent with that, it also just so happens that the big dollars that the libertarians have been spending have apparently been on conservative talk radio. The New York Times also has an op-ed saying that the Libertarians will tilt the election to Hillary Clinton. With just a few...
  • John Kasich keeps his promise not to vote for Trump as he writes in John McCain on his ballot [tr]

    11/01/2016 7:42:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 88 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 1 Nov 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    The Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, has stuck by his promise not to vote for Donald Trump and plumped instead for 2008 GOP nominee, Senator John McCain. Kasich dropped out of the race for the White House himself in May after winning only one primary - in Ohio - and said in June he would not be voting for Trump unless he had some sort of 'biblical conversion'. True to his word Kasich, voting by absentee ballot, confirmed this week he had voted for Senator McCain as a write-in candidate.
  • John Kasich Just Wrote In John McCain Instead of Voting For Trump (What An Idiot)

    11/01/2016 5:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich wrote in Sen. John McCain for president, the GOP’s 2008 nominee, on his absentee ballot this year. Chris Schrimpf, the governor's political spokesman, confirmed the write-in vote to cleveland.com and said Kasich voted straight-ticket Republican on the rest of his ballot. Schrimpf added that Kasich was comfortable picking McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee for president, over Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Libertarian Gary Johnson, a former Republican on the ballot as a nonpartisan candidate.The vote essentially is a symbolic gesture. Because McCain is not among the 18 certified write-in candidates in Ohio, Kasich's vote for president will...
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Defends Clinton Over Email Investigation

    10/31/2016 5:40:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    KTRK ^ | 31 OCTOBER 2016 | KTRK
    WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- Hillary Clinton is getting a boost from one of the most unlikely of places: the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president. Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld said he was "outraged" by the FBI's new investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.
  • Evan McMullin: 'We're building a new conservative movement'

    10/27/2016 6:28:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    "In the long term, we're building a new conservative movement we think is badly needed in this country," McMullin said. "The party needs to be more welcoming to people that don't look like me, people of different races and religions." "I do think that there is a problem with bigotry within the voting base of the Republican Party.
  • #NeverTrump GOP Candidate McMullin Admits Goal to Prevent Trump from Winning (trunc)

    10/23/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: "#NeverTrump GOP Candidate McMullin Admits His Goal is to Prevent Trump from Winning (Pro-Hillary)" This is what we expected all along. The #NeverTrump GOP candidate Evan McMullin is working to eliminate Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton. The #NeverTrump Republican candidate last week told reporters Republicans are racist. The #NeverTrump movement hopes McMullin will steal enough votes from Trump for Hillary to win Utah.
  • IN WHAT SWING STATES ARE GARY AND JILL NOT ON THE BALLOT?

    10/21/2016 8:18:20 PM PDT · by MrChips · 18 replies
    vanity | 10/21/2016 | MrChips
    It occurs to me that Trump seems to do a bit better, generally speaking, in the polls of a 4-way race than in those of a 2-way race. And I know that Johnson and Stein are not on the ballot in every state. So, in which important states?
  • I’m voting for Jill Stein. It’s a moral choice.(Author is a Marxist)

    10/20/2016 7:51:14 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Vox ^ | October 19, 2016 | Shawn Schossow
    I was 19 when Eric Garner was choked to death by the police. Seeing that video of his death over and over again as it spread across Facebook felt like waking up to reality. Within days, I joined my first political protest: a “die-in” in my college’s student center, symbolizing our stand against police brutality. I’m now 21 years old, in the midst of my senior year at Simpson College in Iowa, and this will be my first time voting in a presidential election. Systemic racism is the most important issue to me, and my views on that topic and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Evan McMullin Utah Poll: Independent Conservative Ties Trump

    10/17/2016 11:15:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 17, 2016 | Louise Mensch
    The poll of likely voters, conducted Saturday and Sunday by Rasmussen Reports shows a sensational result in Utah, where two points separates the top three candidates. Donald Trump has 30%, conservative Evan McMullin has 29%, and Hillary Clinton has 28%. Gary Johnson has collapsed to 5%, with Stein at 1%.
  • Jill Stein: ‘Every Vote for Clinton Is a Rubber Stamp for Elitist Corruption’

    10/16/2016 8:17:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2016 | Julia Hahn
    “Every vote for [Hillary] Clinton is a rubber stamp for elitist corruption,” says Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.
  • CAN JOHNSON TAKE N.M?

    10/08/2016 8:29:00 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 22 replies
    It would be a small godsend.
  • Libertarian VP candidate now focusing on preventing a Trump presidency (Naturally)

    10/05/2016 1:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WCPO-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld says he plans to focus exclusively on denying Republican Donald Trump the presidency with the hope of helping rebuild the GOP after November. The former Republican governor of Massachusetts told The Boston Globe Tuesday he still supports Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, but his top priority is defeating Trump. Weld has called Trump a "huckster."(continued)
  • Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein won’t appear on Nevada ballot

    10/05/2016 6:55:02 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 18 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | September 2, 2016 | Sean Whaley
    OK, no excerpt. The bottom line is this: Illary used her Machine to keep Jill Stein off the ballot in Nevada, and the Greenies are MADDER THAN HELL about it. Basically, the Hilliarites planted an operative into the Stein ballot qualification signature-collecting process, and the operative submitted a bunch of phony signatures. When Stein's people submitted all their signatures, they had a 90% validation rate - except for this person's group. The pro-Hillary Secretary of State sprang, and refused to allow Stein on the ballot. They appealed, and the SoS slow-walked it, finally submitting the appeal to an 0bama-appointed, Reid...
  • AP-GfK poll: Third party backers a wild card in 2016 race

    10/01/2016 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 1, 2016 | Emily Swanson and Jonathan Lemire | AP
    Most people who are drawn to third party candidates in the presidential election aren’t sold on their choice, making these voters wild cards in an already unpredictable contest. A shift in their support toward either of the major party nominees — away from Libertarian Gary Johnson, Jill Stein of the Green Party or another third party candidate — could drastically change the shape of the race. A recent Associated Press-GfK poll found that nearly 7 in 10 third-party supporters say they could still change their minds. They are about evenly split between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump if...
  • Detroit News endorses Gary Johnson - who can't name one world leader

    09/29/2016 3:09:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Detroit News endorses ridiculous ticket. Note: In the interest of disclosure I guess I should mention that I used to be a Detroit News contributor. Not sure why it would matter, but there you go. You may have read that the Detroit News “for the first time in its 143 history” endorsed a presidential candidate that wasn’t a Republican. Technically that’s true, but the paper also failed to endorse a Republican in 2004, when it refused to lend its support to George W Bush. That’s fine, and it’s their right to do so, but what they did today makes absolutely...
  • Hillary Clinton Struggles to Win Back Young Voters From Third Parties

    09/29/2016 7:44:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 September 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS and YAMICHE ALCINDOR
    With just six weeks to go until Election Day, younger voters are shunning the two major political parties on a scale not seen since Ross Perot’s third-party bid for the presidency in 1992, a striking swing in public opinion that is slicing into Hillary Clinton’s thin margin for error. Though young people are notoriously fickle about showing up at the polls, they are a growing and potentially pivotal bloc of voters. Millennials now outnumber baby boomers as the country’s largest generation. And while they may be more predisposed than other groups to vote Democratic, they are not moving toward the...
  • Gary Johnson eyes interplanetary civilization as solution to climate change

    09/25/2016 6:43:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2016 | Ben Smith
    In an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Johnson told host George Stephanopoulos that "we do have to inhabit other planets. The future of the human race is space exploration," as one possible solution for climate change.
  • The Man Who Would Be Johnsoned

    09/25/2016 5:52:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Tomorrow night’s first presidential debate moves the race into a head-to-head match-up between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — since the private, two-party controlled Commission on Presidential Debates decided to deny voters an opportunity to hear from Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein.Mr. Trump seems happy to have Hillary Clinton mano a mano — or hombre contra la mujer (man against woman). Should he be?Observe that Trump’s debate success throughout the Republican Party primary contest was mostly against a crowded field — and never once one-on-one.Moreover, months of polling have demonstrated repeatedly that Trump gains ground against...
  • Gary Johnson blames ‘troll army’ for rumor that running mate might quit

    09/24/2016 7:53:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2016 | David Weigel
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has pushed back on a rumor that his running mate will quit to prevent a Republican victory in November, telling an audience in Texas that it was best described by an unprintable word. "Occasionally you get a question that is just so out of left field that I answered it with: Bull----," Johnson said at the annual Texas Tribune Festival. Friends of William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts whose ticket has given boosts in fundraising and gravitas, have said for days that Donald Trump's recovery in the polls had given him second thoughts about...
  • [Video] Weird: Gary Johnson Sticks Tongue at Reporter During Interview

    09/23/2016 10:15:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | MSNBC
    We thought we’d seen the last of third party presidential candidate Gary Johnson after his infamous “Aleppo” flub, but the former New Mexico governor has seemingly managed to outdo himself. Amid arguing he would poll as well as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton if he were allowed at the debates, the Libertarian party candidate bizarrely began sticking his tongue out at the reporter interviewing him seated less than a foot away.
  • Clinton losing key millennial support nationally and in key states

    09/18/2016 11:35:42 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    NBC via AOL ^ | Sep 18th 2016 | DANTE CHINNI
    New polls released this week suggests Hillary Clinton has a growing problem with millennial voters and that's a major concern for the Democratic presidential nominee. Both national polls and surveys in swing states show Clinton has seen a slide with voters younger than 35, particularly when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are factored in.
  • Independent Evan McMullin eligible for write-in on Texas ballot

    09/17/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 16 September 2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    WASHINGTON — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin was certified Friday as a write-in candidate in Texas after fixing an eligibility hiccup that initially led the Texas secretary of state to deny his application. ... In McMullin’s initial application, one of the 38 electors he submitted — Brittany Gilbert of Austin — was not a registered voter, said Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. As a result, Gilbert was not an eligible elector, and McMullin’s application was denied. But Keith Ingram, the secretary of state’s director of elections, wrote in a letter to McMullin on Friday that...
  • Gary Johnson, Jill Stein will not be on debate stage

    09/16/2016 1:20:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2016 | Staff
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein will not be on the presidential debate stage for the first contest sponsored by the Commission on President Debates. Johnson and Stein both fell short of the 15 percent polling threshold required to participate, the commission said in a statement, adding that Trump and Clinton will face off on September 26 and their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, will debate on October 4. Johnson in particular was pushing hard for inclusion in the debates, as he’d polled in the double digits across several national surveys, and previously...
  • Jill Stein: I would not have assassinated bin Laden

    09/12/2016 8:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2016 | David Wright
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said in an interview published Sunday that she would not have ordered the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Marking the 15th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks, Stein instead told the Des Moines Register that she would have tried to bring the terror leader to trial in accordance with international law.
  • Goodbye Gary, Goodbye Mitt

    09/10/2016 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Just one day after jealous 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recommended that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, be included in the debates, the idea has been exposed as patently ridiculous. On Thursday’s edition of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Johnson was asked “what about Aleppo?” Incredibly, the candidate who is auditioning to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, responded, “and what is Aleppo?” His ignorance of the city in the center of the Syrian civil war, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II, is a disqualifier for Johnson’s quixotic presidential campaign. It is inexcusable...
  • Gary Johnson's MSNBC appearance just brought the 'Libertarian moment' to a screeching halt

    09/08/2016 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "What is a leppo?" I’ve made no secret that I have a lot of sympathy for the strict constructionist leanings of many Libertarians. I would argue, much to the chagrin of social conservatives, that they’re right more often than they wrong. The problem is that they simply can’t get their act together as a party. Part of that is because a good chunk of them are really just closet Democrats trying to legalize weed, and part of it is because they don’t have the organization, money, and media clout to get over the metaphorical hump. This year was thought by...
  • Charges filed against Jill Stein

    09/07/2016 1:12:49 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    BismarkTribune.com ^ | 9/7/16 | Blair Emerson/AP
    Charges have been filed against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. On Tuesday, the Morton County Sheriff's Department accused Stein of spray-painting equipment Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site, located south of Mandan.
  • Gary Johnson is Progressive, Not Libertarian

    09/07/2016 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 36 replies
    Capitol Hill Outsider ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | J B Williams
    The “never Trump” sycophants are so blinded by their personal envy of Donald Trump that they appear willing to support progressive Gary Johnson in order to help Hillary Clinton take the White House from Trump, who has set records in Republican voter support winning 38 of 50 state Republican primaries.
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson Polls at 10 Percent. Who Are His Supporters?

    09/05/2016 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    Mr. Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, is relying heavily on the backing of young people and independent voters disillusioned with the two major parties’ nominees. More than 70 percent of his backers are younger than 50, and over three-fifths are political independents, according to a mid-August poll by the Pew Research Center. Over all, Mr. Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states, has the backing of 10 percent of registered voters, the Pew poll found.
  • Polls Show Donald Trump Gains From High Third-Party Support

    09/05/2016 4:11:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | Sunday, September 4, 2016 | John Pudner
    Donald Trump gets a crucial two-point bounce when third-party presidential candidates combine for more than 10 percent in multiple polls, according to a Breitbart News analysis. Those two points could provide the critical margin to Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Presidential Campaign Dragging Libertarianism Through the Mud

    08/29/2016 4:19:10 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | August 28, 2016 | RPI Staff
    Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow Adam Dick, in a Wake Up Call Podcast interview posted on Friday, argues that Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have drug the term “libertarian” through the mud with their advocacy of anti-libertarian positions on matters ranging from their choices for Supreme Court appointments to PATRIOT Act reauthorization to foreign intervention to the use of terror watch lists to outlaw people possessing guns. Dick addresses the Libertarian presidential ticket during an in-depth discussion of his new book, A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government. During Dick’s...
  • Jill Stein fires back at Liz Warren

    08/27/2016 7:34:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    BOSTON HERALD ^ | 27 AUGUST 2016 | Marie Szaniszlo
    Presidential candidate Jill Stein fired back at Bay State U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren for claiming that a vote for the Green Party nominee could only help Donald Trump. Stein, a Lexington physician lagging far behind in the polls — pulling only single digits — said votes still need to be “earned.”