|Founded||February 2, 2008|
Fiscal: Laissez-faireSocial: Individualism
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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. The party was formed on February 2, 2008 by Tom Stevens; 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Election year||Candidate||Running mate||# of overall votes||% of overall vote||# of electoral votes||+/-|
|2008||Tom Stevens||Alden Link||755||0.00057||0|
|2012||Tom Stevens||Alden Link||4,091||0.0031||0|
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- "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.