Washington, D.C.

Libertarian Party Gets Official Major Party Status in DC

Candidate gets enough votes in failed challenge of delegate to not have to seek ballot access


Move over, Democrats, Republicans, and Statehood Greens.

The Libertarian Party became the fourth political organization to hold major party status in D.C. tonight, with Bruce Majors winning enough votes in his losing challenge to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton to get the party officially recognized as such by the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. He needed 7,500, which he cleared easily with 83 percent of the vote counted: By 10:56 p.m., Majors had won 11,213 votes.