LPNC Expresses Strong Disagreement with the NCSBE Decision, Redux, Calls for Resignations

LPNC Expresses Strong Disagreement with the NCSBE Decision, Redux, Calls for Resignations


July 10, 2024 (RALEIGH) – For the second time in as many weeks, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) is deeply disappointed, though hardly surprised, with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) decision yesterday to limit the choices of the people of North Carolina in keeping the We the People Party and the Justice for All Party off the ballot in North Carolina. We call for the immediate resignations of Alan Hirsch, Siobhan O’Duffy Millen, and Jeff Carmon for their clear loyalty to partisan ploys to help their candidate over loyalty to the people of North Carolina. 

Both the We the People Party and the Justice for All Party obtained far more signatures than the Constitution Party, which received approval and recognition. The three Democrats on the Board continue to stonewall efforts by the Justice for All Party and the We the People Party to gain ballot access, second guessing the intentions of voters in doing so. Their arguments to prolong the process are spurious and meandering, at best, and the excessive and undue influence of outside law firms and superPACs is both apparent and obviously irredeemable.

Our Chair sent the Board a letter, with over twenty signatories representing six other parties in North Carolina from across the political spectrum, urging the Board to fulfill its duties and recognize all three new parties. The Democrats on the Board ignored this letter, like they ignore the will of the people who signed the petitions, and it is time for them to step down. 

"I really don't know what else to there is to say about this," said Ryan Brown, State Chair of the LPNC. "We wrote them a letter where we gave them the benefit of the doubt. They wanted time to cross their 'T's and dot their 'I's. Not that they needed it, but fine, it was only two weeks for due diligence. Now, they are letting this hang indefinitely, promising only a 'prompt' review, though the elections are approaching quickly. My prediction is this ends up in the courts, and the Democrats are going to lose badly, again. I hope they recognize these parties right away and prove me wrong."

"Remember when Roy Cooper fought like hell in the courts to make sure unaffiliated voters, which is the biggest voter block in North Carolina, would have no representation on the Board of Elections?" added LPNC Communications Director Rob Yates. "Or remember when the Democrats lost a significant court case for doing this exact same thing to Matthew Hoh and the Green Party just a few years ago? Or remember when the Democrats refused all but one name on the presidential preference primary ballot? It seems that Joe Biden isn't the only person in the Democrat Party who has no memory left. But even our braindead president had enough sense to cut ties with the Elias Law Firm and its quest to destroy representative government. The Democrats have no standing whatsoever to claim to be the party of democracy anymore."

The NCSBE claims it will vote on this issue sometime soon. The LPNC calls on the dissenting NCSBE members to resign and the Board to immediately recognize both those parties. 

For media inquiries or further information, please contact Rob Yates at [email protected].

Letter from the LPNC Chair, with 22 signatories from six North Carolina parties, sent July 9, prior to this meeting: Application to Recognize Three New Parties in North Carolina - Libertarian Party of North Carolina (lpnc.org)


Libertarian Party of North Carolina
Libertarian Party of North Carolina (lpnc.org)

Ryan Brown
LPNC Chair
Libertarian Party of North Carolina
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Rob Yates
Communications Director and Acting Press Secretary
Libertarian Party of North Carolina
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  • Brad Hessel
    commented 2024-07-21 10:53:36 -0400
    Replace them with independent voters!

    Oh, wait…in North Carolina it’s illegal to appoint an independent voter to the Board of Elections…even though there are more registered independent voters than there are Democrats or Republicans. :-(
  • Rob Yates
    commented 2024-07-12 14:21:25 -0400
  • Karen Myers
    commented 2024-07-12 00:05:03 -0400
    I Totally Agree! They have No Integrity and Stand In the Way of Our Freedom – They Need to Resign!
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