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Democrats flatter Libertarians by borrowing from their 12-year-old platform

Libertarian Mark Rutherford thanks his Democrat opponent for seeing wisdom in the Libertarian secretary of state platform – from 2006. “I am thrilled to have company in demanding fair and secure elections,” said Rutherford, who is seeking the office that regulates Indiana’s elections. “Hoosiers deserve to know that our votes count, and that those votes are being counted correctly.” Harper called a news conference Monday to addresss a national story that many of Indiana’s voting machines do not have a…

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Libertarian Secretary of State Candidate Gets Primary Status Numbers in Poll

Rutherford kicks off campaign with strong 10% support in recent poll. Mark W. Rutherford, an Indianapolis attorney, small business owner, and Chairman of Indiana’s Public Defender Commission, is at 10% in a recent poll conducted on Indiana’s wide-open Secretary of State race. Gravis Marketing, which states it is a nonpartisan research firm, conducted the poll at its expense from May 10th to May 15th. A copy of the poll and its results is available at https://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/Gravis_Indiana_May_17_2018.pdf. The poll has a…

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Rutherford Calls Out Mis-Steps By Secretary Of State

Mark Rutherford is taking issue with voting promotions issued by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, which urges voters to participate in the Primary Elections. “While on the surface, it may seem like a good idea to promote participation in the Primaries, doing so could handcuff voters at the General Election, and limit their choices if they try to conscientiously follow the law,” said Rutherford. Confusing? So is the law. The voter who participates in either of the old parties’…

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