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States still needing signatures for Presidential ballot access. m.facebook.com/groups/710184899821261?view=permalink&id=718403855666032

======================================= MY SECOND FAULT ================ It has long been the unanimous verdict of everyone who knows me that my only fault is excessive humility. Sadly, I have lately realized that I do have a second fault: excessive shyness. Acknowledging that shortcoming, I come to you now to ask that you make up for my bashfulness by vigorously promoting this petition to get Dr. Jorgensen and Mr. Cohen into the debates. Here are the reasons you should do so: 1. 2016 showed that the duopoly is not above rigging the polls. That’s not a conspiracy theory; the fact was stated in the Methodology sections of three of the polls: (A) one poll had 0 participants under age 35; (B) one poll had 0 participants under age 50; (C) one poll had ½ the number of Independents needed for statistical validity. If we want our ticket in the debates, we must go around the polling requirement, which brings up: 2. The prime occupant of the White House is one of the two candidates certain to be invited, which means that, while OFFICIALLY the White House has nothing to do with who gets into the debates, in reality, it does this year. So, if we get the sigs (more on which below!), we can get publicity from the achievement, and if Trump says no, we get publicity from that. If he says yes, we also get publicity from that. Then if Biden and/or the COPD say no, we get publicity from that. If they say yes …. Jo and Spike are in the debates! But, while we have 25.000 signatures, we need almost 75k more with a deadline of July 22nd. That means well over 6,000 a day. And with the paralyzing shyness I admitted above, I cannot recruit all of those needed signatures without help. So …. Please go to the link. Sign the petition with enthusiasm. Verify your signature with determination. Then share the link with promiscuous abandon. Then share it with more people. And then more. There is no need to limit your efforts to LPers. Greens, Independents, and even Democrats and Republicans might want to see the debates be actual debates and not the usual exchange of scripted sound-bites. Besides, receiving or seeing the link might be the first some people hear of us. Yes, even today, many Americans do not know we exist. Signing, verifying your signature, and sharing the link are all free. They can all be done from the comfort of your home. They will all bring you comfort and satisfaction. And they will all help compensate for my enervating bashfulness. Indeed, as the 20th Century lyricists inquired, “Who could ask for anything more?”. Jeff Daiell PS - 6k per day is doable but ONLY with your help! petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-jo-jorgensen-libertarian-partys-nominee-and-howie-hawkins...

“The Libertarian Party of Tennessee would like to hereby officially release a statement in support of cancelling the in person national convention as it is currently being prepared.

In consideration of the variables outside of the Party’s control that seem to be changing daily, including our contract being altered a week before the event, we find it concerning, even regardless of the current pandemic. Being there is no rush, as no business is time sensitive after our POTUS ticket has already been selected, the LPTN feels it would be ill advised to continue into altered plans on such short notice.

Whether that means switching to an all online format, or pushing an in person to a later time and place, we urge the LNC to find a better situation. Rushing to make this work when all signs clearly seem to indicate that it won’t, seems recklessly irresponsible.”

“The Libertarian Party of Tennessee would like to hereby officially release a statement in support of cancelling the in person national convention as it is currently being prepared.

In consideration of the variables outside of the Party’s control that seem to be changing daily, including our contract being altered a week before the event, we find it concerning, even regardless of the current pandemic. Being there is no rush, as no business is time sensitive after our POTUS ticket has already been selected, the LPTN feels it would be ill advised to continue into altered plans on such short notice.

Whether that means switching to an all online format, or pushing an in person to a later time and place, we urge the LNC to find a better situation. Rushing to make this work when all signs clearly seem to indicate that it won’t, seems recklessly irresponsible.”
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As the party strives to "first, do no harm" as a core principal: this is obviously the right choice.

Honest question: Who has authority to make this decision, and should/did anyone get asked how they felt about it? I'm not trying to stir up trouble. But this document seems to speak for me, as a member of the national and state parties, and I disagree with it. I get that there is no way to get it to represent the positions of everyone, and particularly libertarians. But I had no idea this was being considered.

Did TN get ballot access for Jo? Last I checked TN was one of the few who didn't have her on there yet.

I don't think that moving to a later date (again) is an option. Nothing is going to be different in two months or six months or a year. The cancelvirus will still be around and ruining everything.

Yeah I'm out here only hosting meetings in outside spaces to stay safe bc I don't have health insurance and the big dogs were still going to have a big indoor event?

WTF????? IF that doesn't say CONFORMIST towards the DEMOCRAT PARTY.... WHAT DOES??? WTF????

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I'm on Slack. I have an official LPTN email address. I'm in the LPTN page and group. I have a Loudon County Libertarian Party facebook public page, and private group. I am Facebook friends with some people in the party. Should I have expected to have a clue that this was being considered? Did the LNC request input from the state affiliates, or did someone feel it was necessary to make the statement otherwise? I'm a big boy. If it was none of my business, just tell me. If it is my business, then I'd like someone to tell me what I'm doing wrong as I try to stay informed. I'm not in the loop, if there is one.

Don't we have to have an in person sitting to ratify everything to be within the law as per the bylaws. Can't the duopoly challenge us in court and have our candidates removed from the ballot, even if they can't win they can hold us up in litigation until after November?

Good decision

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