AIP legislative candidate gets Second Place in special election!

Recently there was a special runoff election in California State Assembly District 55, which is in the Long Beach area. Besides AIP candidate Charlotte Sadiyah Gibson, there was Libertarian candidate Herb Peters running against a lone Democratic candidate.

With little media coverage and no attention given, Charlotte nevertheless received 15.4% of the vote compaired to Herb’s 14.7% of the vote. Herb also had better media coverage then Charlotte, received more votes then her in the first election round, and even had campaign website, which Charlotte lacked.

Congratulations to Charlotte for her second place finish.

10 Responses to “AIP legislative candidate gets Second Place in special election!”

  1. Trent Hill Says:

    This is great!

  2. Jose C. Says:

    I know Herb Peters. He has run for office before so this has to hurt.

  3. Fred C. Says:

    Peters sent emails to every registered republican in the district reminding them there was no R in the race. I never saw a peep from Gibson. Weird.

  4. Cody Quirk Says:

    I’m flabbergasted too.

    But it still happened.

  5. Gene Berkman Says:

    Congratulations to Ms Gibson for receiving many more votes than the AIP normally gets. Probably more significant is the fact that in a heavily Democratic district, with no Republican, the Democrat received less than 70% and more than 30% voted for alternative party choices.

  6. Rob Says:

    Why did Ms. Gibson do so poorly? I thought the AIP was 6 times larger than the LP in Nevada…that enormous advantage would surely trump Herb’s little website and marginal media coverage.

    What happened?

  7. Fred C. Says:

    Your joke falls flat Rob, Gibson scored nearly 3 times more votes than there are registered AIPers in AD-55. Peters scored nearly 12 times as many votes than registrants with his efforts. Who knows what the results might have been if Gibson actually showed herself at some point.

    And Nevada doesn’t have crap to do with this, i think your confusing the AIP with the IAP. Easy mistake.

  8. Rob Says:

    “Gibson scored nearly 3 times more votes than there are registered AIPers in AD-55. Peters scored nearly 12 times as many votes than registrants with his efforts”

    So the LP dude got 4 times the vote of the AIP candidate, if you’re looking at it from a per-registrant basis. Interesting.

  9. Trent Hill Says:

    Rob,

    The AIP candidate was also nothing more than a paper candidate. Literally NO money spent, no website, no campaign events. The LP candidate,on the other hand, did all three—openly marketing to the Republicans.

  10. Cody Quirk Says:

    Sorry Rob, but the LP candidate still has to settle for the bronze nevertheless. With all that campaigning he did and the organization he had, he should’ve gotten second. I wonder what happened?

    Perhaps people also vote AIP for its name too?

    LOL!

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