The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
Which leaves the U.S. without a major party even slightly inclined to leave people alone to manage their own affairs.
Trump rallied his base, but could not convince Libertarians and Greens to come his way
Hazel tells angry partisans "Give me your tears. They are delicious." He campaigned against lockdowns and for peace, and earned nearly twice the number of votes in Georgia as L.P. presidential pick Jo Jorgensen.
Also, maybe not! Previewing divided government and incoming vaccines on the Reason Roundtable podcast.
What went right and wrong in 2020, the L.P.’s internal divisions, and the party’s strategy for the future.
Burt won against an incumbent Democrat in Wyoming on a platform of gun rights, educational innovation, and a more diversified economy.
Third-party voters tend to sit out elections without third-party choices.
The Libertarian presidential nominee is at 1.14 percent, has 1.58 million votes, and is ahead of all third-party candidates in every state. She's also beating the Trump-Biden spread in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada.
And in a three-way race for governor in Indiana, Libertarian Donald Rainwater gets more than 13 percent and wins more than 20 counties.
Regardless of Tuesday's final tally, Libertarians have cemented themselves as the third party in the United States.
The Libertarian Party has been pursuing a heavier-than-average ground game in races with just one major-party opponent and a small number of voters needed to win.
Yet the Libertarian presidential nominee is still not being polled in one-third of the country, including states that are historically friendly to third-party candidates.
Donald Rainwater, who is polling north of 10 percent, attracts voters who oppose Indiana's heavy-handed coronavirus lockdowns.
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton refresh their cases for Biden, Jorgensen, and Trump.
Jo Jorgensen: 'Requiring People To Vaccinate Their Children Is One of the Most Egregious Things That the Government Can Do'
The Libertarian ticket is campaigning against lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and the World Health Organization, in addition to the usual taxation, prohibition, and war.
Ricky Dale Harrington is polling at 38 percent in a two-way race against one of the leading voices of the GOP's ascendant authoritarian nationalism.
Two November ballot initiatives would introduce ranked-choice voting in two more states.
He is expected to be extradited to face the charges he knew were coming, which inspired his past few years of international exile.
Plus: Libertarian Jo Jorgensen draws biggest support from millennials and Gen Z, John McAfee being charged with tax evasion, Trump released from hospital, and more...
"If it were me, I would certainly put my nominee forth," Jorgensen says. Partisan bickering over the confirmation process is just "politics as usual."
Lindsey Graham just dodged a third-party bullet, but there are a handful of other tossup Senate races where third-party candidates could exceed the major candidates' margin.
While establishmentarians continue to push two-party conformity, there remains little evidence that other parties are having any sort of "spoiler" effect.
Major-party politicians avoid tax simplification almost as aggressively as the rich avoid taxation, argue the Reason Roundtable panelists.
The Libertarian presidential nominee is polling at 5 percent. Who are her followers?
The Libertarian presidential nominee won't win but is upbeat about Gen Z and protests against lockdowns and police violence.
Libertarian Party candidate Jo Jorgensen will be on every state’s ballot.
What can libertarianism offer America in the midst of the economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic?
At least 100 million Americans live in states where the presidential winner is a foregone conclusion. Maybe don't reward your party for nominating candidates you don't like?
But she warns against "opportunistic people hijacking the movement.”
Ricky Dale Harrington, Jr., is running to keep Tom Cotton out of the White House.
"Garrett Foster understood that libertarianism was about speaking on behalf of those who are the most acutely affected by the abuses perpetrated by an overly aggressive and unaccountable government."
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton debate whether libertarians should vote for Joe Biden, Jo Jorgensen, or Donald Trump.
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton debate how libertarians should cast their votes in 2020.
The "haters demographic" broke strongly in Trump's favor in 2016, but this time the group is younger, more liberal, and more likely to vote for Biden.
Plus: Homeland Security memo worries masks will thwart their surveillance, the feds are snatching people off the streets in Portland, Congress takes up the D.C. shroom debate, and more...
The Fifth Column podcaster on racial identity, cancel culture, libertarianism, and Trump vs. Biden
Rep. Tom McClintock (R–Calif.) announced he will support the Ending Qualified Immunity Act.
Jo Jorgensen is running for the White House.
The Reason Roundtable grapples with virus-swapping, policy-bungling, and Libertarian politics.
Cohen, who had been linked with parodist Vermin Supreme, identifies as an anarchist.
The Clemson psychology lecturer and 1996 Libertarian vice presidential candidate got 51 percent on the fourth ballot.