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Objectivist Party

Objectivist Party
Chairman Tom Stevens
Founded February 2, 2008 (2008-02-02)
Ideology Objectivism
Political position

Fiscal: Laissez-faire

Social: Individualism
Seats in the Senate
0 / 100
Seats in the House
0 / 435
Governorships
0 / 50
State Upper Houses
0 / 1,921
State Lower Houses
0 / 5,410
Website
www.objectivistparty.us
Politics of United States
Political parties
Elections

The Objectivist Party is a political party in the United States that seeks to promote Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in the political realm.[1] The party was formed on February 2, 2008 by Tom Stevens;[2] the date was chosen to coincide with the date of Rand's birth.

The Governing Board of the party currently consists of Tom Stevens, Dallwyn Merck, and Jonathan Damgaard Jakobsen.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
    • 2008 presidential campaign 1.1
    • 2012 presidential campaign 1.2
  • Electoral results 2
    • President 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

2008 presidential campaign

The Objectivist Party's nominees in the 2008 United States presidential campaign were party founder Tom Stevens for President, and Alden Link for Vice President. Stevens lives in New York and Link maintains residences both in New Jersey and New York. Both were delegates to the 2008 Libertarian Party National Convention, where Stevens was re-elected to the national Libertarian Party's Judicial Committee.[4]

The Objectivist Party's ticket of Stevens and Link was listed on the ballot in two states, Colorado and Florida. They received a total of 755 votes: 419 votes in Florida and 336 votes in Colorado.[5]

2012 presidential campaign

During the Objectivist Party National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri from May 29 to May 30, 2010, Stevens and Alden Link were again selected as the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, respectively, for the Objectivist Party nomination in the 2012 general election as a result of a unanimous vote by the delegates. Stevens formally declared his candidacy for President on June 13, 2011.[6]

The ticket was again on the ballot only in Colorado and Florida. They also had write-in access in Alabama, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Wyoming. Stevens and Link received 4,091 votes: 235 votes in Colorado and 3,856 votes in Florida.[7]

Electoral results

President

Election year Candidate Running mate # of overall votes % of overall vote # of electoral votes +/-
2008 Tom Stevens Alden Link 755 0.00057
0 / 538
Steady 0
2012 Tom Stevens Alden Link 4,091 0.0031
0 / 538
Steady 0

References

  1. ^ "2008: The Five Faces of Political libertarianism". Nolanchart.com. Retrieved May 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ Drew Everson, Lack Of Information About Third Party Candidates Probably To Their Benefit, The Duke Chronicle, September 19, 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.objectivistparty.us/6485.html
  4. ^ "Objectivist Party Places Presidential Ticket on Florida Ballot". Ballot Access News. August 23, 2008. Retrieved September 22, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Federal Elections 2008: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives". Federal Election Commission. July 2009. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Stevens, Tom (June 23, 2011). "Thomas Robert Stevens, Objectivist Party Candidate For President, Files Statement Of Candidacy With Federal Election Commission". Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Federal Elections 2012: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives". Federal Election Commission. July 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 

External links

  • Official web site
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