Given only two candidates from the same party, millions just don't choose at all.
Running a campaign that stressed small-government values over the Libertarian Party label, the incumbent was still unable to prevail.
Digging in on one winnable small-total race comes very close to paying off for Libertarian strategist Apollo Pazell.
"Fishman would bring a sorely needed independent streak to the office," the paper editorializes.
Weird new wrinkle for the purported "spoiler" in a toss-up race
Measure 1 would introduce "approval voting" to the city, meaning voters wouldn't have to abandon independent and third-party choices.
The New York Prohibition Party has re-emerged to oppose Cuomo's subsidies for brewers and distillers. They're right to be upset, even if they have a misguided solution.
Republicans and Democrats hate each other. They love their own power even more.
The New Mexico Libertarian Party's candidate for U.S. Senate trails incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich (40%) and GOP novice Mick Rich (28%).
To which many Libertarian Party enthusiasts might respond,
So you're saying there’s a chance?
Nicholas Sarwark, who's also running for mayor of Phoenix, explains how Democrats and Republicans write their own rules when it comes to political competition.
Or is the L.P. our best bet for making a difference?
The New Mexico Senate race is 47%–26%–16% Democrat-Republican-Libertarian, according to the
The libertarian Republican explains why New Mexico's voting change is "primarily a scheme to unfairly benefit the major party establishments."
Proposed "independent commissions" would each include four Republicans, four Democrats, and four people not affiliated with any political party.
What does it take for a strong third-party candidate to get polled against a scandal-plagued incumbent? His own money, turns out.
The "libertarianish" Republican becomes first major GOP figure to bypass his own party and back the Libertarian challenger to New Mexico's Democratic incumbent.
"The Party of Lincoln is going to become the party of pissed off 55-plus white guys with GEDs," warns Republican strategist Rick Wilson, author of
Everything Trump Touches Dies. Also: "There's a giant market opportunity for the Libertarian Party."
More New Mexico Republicans favor the Libertarian than their own candidate for U.S. Senate.
No, the Green Party didn't "spoil" the Democrats' chance at a seat.