2020 Alternatives–Libertarian

2020 Election Series #1

I try to be as FYI as I can without being too biased….there is little more than a month before we vote for our next president or the guy that he beat…..

Not to worry there is more candidates than the two that the media wants you to fixate on……GSFP will give the other parties that have presidential candidates for 2020…..I will start with the most popular of the alternatives (some say)…the Libertarian Party…

A little history to help your knowledge…..

The Libertarian Party was established in Westminster, Colorado, in 1971 and fielded its first candidate for the presidency in the next year’s elections. In 1980 it achieved its height of success when it was on the ballot in all 50 states, and its presidential candidate, Edward E. Clark, a California lawyer, received 921,199 votes. Although this vote represented only about 1 percent of the national total, it was enough to make the Libertarian Party the third largest political party in the United States. Libertarian candidates ran in every subsequent presidential election, and several of its members were elected to local and state office, particularly in the West. Though subsequently the party failed to match its 1980 total, its presidential candidates consistently attracted hundreds of thousands of votes, and from 1992 the party consistently secured ballot access in all 50 states. In 2000 the party contested a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, and though it captured no seats, its candidates combined to win 1.7 million votes. The party maintains a national office in Washington, D.C., and has affiliates in every state. The Cato Institute, a public-policy research organization, was founded in 1977 in part by prominent members of the Libertarian Party.

The criteria for presidential candidates to be recognized on any Libertarian Party platform is as follows:

  1. 1. Must have filed FEC-2 with the Federal Election Commission
  2. 2. The candidate is a sustaining member of the national LP
  3. 3. The candidate is legally qualified to hold the office and must be registered as Libertarian (if their home state has registration by party)
  4. 4. The candidate must have a functional website and/or Facebook page that can be linked from lp.org
  5. 5. The candidate has professional quality photos, especially a head shot and at least a one minute video with audio of the candidate speaking .
  6. 6. The candidate must have a dedicated campaign manager
  7. 7. The candidate must use the word “Libertarian” in his or her campaign materials

Now all that intro is done let’s look at their presidential candidate……

Jorgensen, a senior lecturer of psychology at Clemson University in South Carolina, won the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President in late May. She had been the party’s vice presidential pick with Harry Browne in 1996.

She was set to hold in-person rallies in Mississippi and Louisiana over the weekend, although her campaign asked that attendees wear masks, follow social distancing guidelines and stay home if they’re not feeling well. Despite the bat-related delay, Jorgensen said she’d still attend her campaign events in Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday afternoon.

If you are interested in the Libertarian Party in 2020 then more info is needed and can be located here…..https://jo20.com/

Do not like her?  Not to worry there are other candidates form 2020……

But keep in mind that some of the candidates may not be on the ballot in your state for the governments do all they can to prevent the voter having no choices but the ones they approve of…….which is sad considering how screwed up the two majors are these days.

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