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More on electon fraud in the Missouri delegation at the LP convention

10 May


Hoosier Mark Rutherford sought the Chairmanship on the Libertarian National Committee over the past weekend. He was anywhere from 1 to 7 votes shy on 6 ballots of getting 50% plus 1… Eventually, Texan Geoff Neale, who was only a declared candidate for the position starting Sunday morning when…

Gary Johnson’s cousin stripped of Libertarian delegate credentials

6 May

Gary Johnson’s cousin stripped of Libertarian delegate credentials – Five Missouri delegates to the Libertarian Party nominating convention were stripped of credentials on the second day of voting, after they had participated in selecting Gary Johnson as the presidential candidate. Among the five were one of Gary Johnson’s cousins and GOProud founder Chris Barron. A common practice at Libertarian national conventions is to allow people from out of state to fill unfilled delegate slots. Usually one has to become a dues paying member to that state party and often even attend its state convention and run for delegate before the convention attendees. I have in the past been a Virginia delegate and am this year a Maryland delegate, while not living in either state at the time (though I had before). Missouri delegation chair Dr. Cisse Spragins stripped Barron and the other out of state delegates of credentials on day 2, apparently because they were voting for the “wrong” candidate for Libertarian National Committee chair (which took 6 ballots to resolve). There were also reported problems with the Oregon delegation. More info on Dr. Spragins, who I have not interviewed:

Delegates elected

4 Mar

Last weekend Vieginia elected delegates in Richmond and this Saturday the Maryland Libertarians elected a not completely full slate of delegates and alternates to the national Libertarian Party nominating convention in Las Vegas in 9 weeks. The 17 Maryland LP Delegates to the Libertarian national convention, include Senatorial candidate Dean Ahmad, 5th District Congressional candidate Arvin Vohra, Tanuja Paruchuri, Bruce Majors, Mike Linder, Scott Spencer, Tim Sutton, Erin Smith, George Reynolds, Stuart Simms, Eric Blitz, Steve Soffen, Chris Doscher, and Lorenzo Gaztanaga. Alternates include Steve Boone and Darlene Nicholas.

New LP member and Gary Johnson supporter Chris Barron, who blogs at “The Real Red Barron,” is supposed to be organizing a DC LP mini convention, which we will promote here when details are known.