Campaign Press Releases
attended the Arapahoe County Fair July 28-31 to distribute
I was there, I had an interesting conversation with a member of
the ACSO Tactical team, as he was escorting me to the Free Speech
Area where I would be allowed to hand out my electioneering
material, about the Federal Law being discussed in Congress at
that time regulating assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
I asked him if he would be obeying such a law. He hemmed and
hawed, then finally said that he would do what he's ordered to. In
the 1960s tradition of Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon,
I've omitted names to protect the innocent.
was invited to a Griswold meet-and-greet in Aurora on Aug. 21
is a passionate and inspiring speaker. I told her we can make it a
clean race, if only between the two of us.
presentation, she brought up some death threats which had been
made to her. I told some who were
listening that, knowing
firsthand public servants who give their lives for just showing up
for duty on time, that
I have to respect her courage for
staying the course.
I was at the Colorado State Fair,
at the Libertarian Booth in the Agricultural Palace,
on Aug. 26th
and Sept. 2nd, and 5th.
I was there, I had interesting conversations with staffers at the
Democratic and Republican tables about whether they are OK with
choiceless elections. The Democrats defended the practice from a
money saving and staff effort reduction. The republicans took the
tasck that if no one else was coming forward to run it was OK, but
got real quiet when I brought up Section 5 of the Colorado Bill of
Eric Mulder, Ross Klopf, and I were
at the Denver International Festival Sept. 18
was at Denver Civic Center Park. I was there with groups and
cultures from local First Nations such as the Oglala Sioux to the
Hindu's from the far side of the globe.
Peotter, Senate Candidate, and I were at the meet-and-greet in
Grand Junction Sept. 24th.
Libertarian Affiliate of Mesa County, led by Robert Ballard, our
LP Candidate for Mesa County Clerk and Recorder, hosted us at 5:30
P.M. at Old Chicago Restaurant, 120 North A. The discussion was
lively, and I was forced to rethink a couple of my positions.
been traveling to other countries to explore different modes of
In Costa Rica, for
example, I learned that they have no army, partly because that
helps to prevent military coups. We should also note that last
Presidential Election they had candidates from 25 distinct
parties. Since none of these received the required 40% of the
vote, a runoff election was held between the top two.
So far it looks like
we have the most to learn from the Estonians.
though I was late, this gives you a great chance to compare me to
ALL of my rivals:
of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Colorado Secretary of State
Peotter, Senate Candidate, and I were at a gathering of Tea Party
Patriots in La Junta on Oct. 16th.
turnout was disappointing. The rumor was that the Republican
Stalwarts discouraged creating a spoiler vote situation. And yet
those who did appear enjoyed the picnic-in-the-park, and
discussion of Libertarian ideas as related to the Republican Party
of a bygone century.
major appearance was at the Standley Lake High School Political
Organized by Tenzin Amdo and Alazae Reyes, 6:00pm
November 1st, at 9300 W 104th Ave Westminster CO.
Tenzin had arranged a table for my campaign, and had two trifold
poster boards on my positions. There were other candidates
present, and Ross Klopf (LP candidate for Congress for District 7)
and I were inspired by the quality of the questions posed by the
students packing the gym and hallways.
After Action Report
unofficial results of the November 8, 2022 Election, as of 9 pm
Mountain time on Wednesday the 9th, are
have publicly given my concession:
eleven PM in the Mountain time zone. Half of the counties in
Colorado have reported in. Looking at your
can see that you will clearly outpoll me for the office of
Secretary of State for Colorado. I hereby concede.
stubborn cuss, I suggest to Ms. Anderson that she is in a better
position than I am and should "wait 'til the upstate votes
come in!" before giving up hope.
In any case, thank you
all for your part in a most stimulating and educational election
season. I wish you, Ms. Griswold, well, and request that you
include Colorado Constitution, Article II, Section 5 as part of
the standard for Colorado elections:
All elections shall be
free and open; and no power, civil or military, shall at any time
interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage.
And may God be with us all,
also like to do a shout out to two other Libertarians: Anthony J.
Delgado for earning over 3% of the vote in the Colorado Treasurer
race, and to Richard Ward for earning almost 4% of the vote in
U.S. Congressional District 8, gaining the spoiler position, so
that a majority of votes cast were against the winner. I may not
have out-polled the opposition, but I have some hope yet of
winning the goal I set on entering this race.
Candidate photograph (Walter
James Bennett Rutledge Campaign Photo)
The current list of eligible
candidates (votes which will count):
Official General Election Candidate List
The law that is blocking free &
honest write-ins: CRS_1-4-1101
& 2: Write-in Affidavit
A law which substantially conflicts
with rights to speak or publish: CRS
18-5-113: Criminal Impersonation