Charlie Earl

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained "minor party" status in the state. 

Ohio Public Radio

After failing to qualify candidates for the state ballot in the last two election cycles, Libertarians have submitted more than 100 thousand petition signatures to put the party designation back on the ballot.

An Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 state law imposing stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status.

A federal judge has sanctioned a central Ohio law firm for its conduct during a legal fight over efforts by Republicans to help Governor John Kasich's 2014 re-election bid.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined without comment to hear a long-running ballot access lawsuit filed by Ohio's Libertarian Party.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he intends to let Libertarians sub in their party's presidential nominee, Gary Johnson,to get him on the fall ballot.

Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio)

The recent petition signature filing by Ohio Libertarians to get their party's presidential candidate on the statewide ballot raises questions about how it was done.

Ohio Public Radio

Libertarians trying to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Ohio's ballot have submitted signatures for  Charlie Earl - a failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate.

A federal district judge has delivered a legal victory to Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party's gubernatorial candidate from the fall 2014 ballot. 


A judge has declared the evidence-gathering phase closed in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's protracted lawsuit over disqualification of two of its statewide candidates in 2014.

The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.


Another marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has missed its initial state hurdle.

Libertarian Party of Ohio

A federal judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates access to Ohio's fall ballot.

Casey Says Challenging Earl's Petitions Was His Idea

Sep 30, 2014

The Republican operative whose petition challenge resulted in Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl being disqualified from the November ballot says he received help from Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign, but came up with the idea on his own.

A federal district judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates immediate access to the November ballot.

A federal judge has agreed to quickly hear a complaint brought by Ohio Libertarians tossed from the fall ballot. 

WCBE Files

Ohio Libertarians disqualified from the November ballot have updated their lawsuit with what they say are Republicans' connections in the case.

SUPCUS Declines To Hear Libertarian Appeal

May 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Libertarian Party of Ohio trying to get  gubernatorial candidate  Charlie Earl on today's ballot.

Ohio Libertarians continue to fight for ballot access for their gubernatorial candidate after another legal defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court denied its attempt to get a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday's primary ballot.

Judge Upholds Keeping Two Libertarian Candidates Off The Ballot

Mar 21, 2014
Libertarian Party of Ohio


A federal judge has sided with Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's decision to throw two Libertarian candidates off the ballot.

The head of the Ohio Republican Party denies he or the organization is behind the challenges to Libertarian Candidate Charlie Earl.

Two Libertarian candidates for statewide office in Ohio have been tossed from the May primary ballot by the state elections chief. 

Hearings On Whether Libertarians Stay On Ballot

Mar 5, 2014

Libertarian candidates filed to run for the five statewide executive offices this year – but two had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. And protests have been filed against both of them that could get them tossed off the ballot entirely. 

Former GOP Lawmaker To Run For Governor

Sep 19, 2013

Former Republican State Representative Charlie Earl says he will run for governor next year as a libertarian.