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Sep 10, 2020

Vote for lesser of 2 evils still a vote for evil

In all 50 states, three names will appear on the presidential ballot this election – not two as popular media will lead you to believe. There are the “two evils,” and then there is Dr. Joanne “Jo” Jorgensen.

Jun 15, 2020

Supreme Court passes on appeal of Libertarian Party voter case

The U.S. Supreme Court has quashed a last-ditch effort by the Arizona Libertarian Party to void a state statute which was designed — and succeeded — at keeping its candidates off the ballot. Without comment the justices on Monday rejected a bid by attorney Oliver Hall from the Center for Competitive Democracy asking the court […]

May 12, 2020

Hobbs asks U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Libertarian law change

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to swat down a last-ditch effort by the Arizona Libertarian Party to make it easier to put its candidates on the general election ballot. In new legal filings, attorneys for Hobbs acknowledge that prior to 2015 a Libertarian contender for governor or statewide office […]

Dec 21, 2019

Libertarians want U.S. Supreme Court to quash law designed to keep them off ballot

The Arizona Libertarian Party is making a last-ditch effort to quash a state statute, which was designed and succeeded at keeping its candidates off the ballot.

Jun 21, 2019

Libertarian pushes court to rule on challenge to U.S. senator appointment

Saying time is running out, the former chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party wants the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order an election – and soon -- to decide who fills out the term of John McCain.

Jan 12, 2019

Ducey attorneys respond to lawsuit challenging process of Senate appointment

In legal papers filed Friday, Brett Johnson, who is leading the legal team, acknowledged that vacancies in the U.S. Senate must be filled by a special election. But Johnson told U.S. District Court Judge Diane Humetewa that the U.S. Constitution allows the Legislature to let Ducey name a senator to serve until the next regular election.

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 16, 2017

Christina Sandefur: Freedom not to fit into any political group

Christina Sandefur, the executive vice president of the Goldwater Institute, doesn’t think the libertarian think tank is as influential in state government as people give it credit for.

Nov 21, 2016

Nicholas Sarwark: A Libertarian born and bred in Arizona

Most Arizonans probably don’t know that their state is home to the chairman of a national political party. Since 2014, Nicholas Sarwark has chaired the Libertarian National Committee.

Oct 24, 2014

Why APS’ proposed use of ratepayer dollars to monopolize solar market is wrong

Libertarians are not particularly fond of regulated monopolies. We favor free markets. We disagree with regulated monopolies using captive ratepayer dollars to inhibit individual choice.

Sep 15, 2014

Write-Ins: Some find it easy, others nearly impossible, to qualify for the Nov. ballot

How many votes does it take win an unopposed write-in campaign in the primary election and become a contender on the November ballot?

It all depends on your political party.

May 27, 2014

Court ends bid to force ballot counting changes

The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected a legal bid to force a change in procedure on how ballots for future elections are counted and handled.

Mar 25, 2011

Report: Eliminating partisan primaries would engage all voters

Changing legislative primaries so the top vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election would cut down on polarizing legislation, make districts more competitive and further engage Arizona’s growing number of independent voters, according to a report by a nonpartisan research group.