Friday, February 21, 2014

Libertarians Edge Out Greens In CA

Richard Winger reports via the Ballot Access News that the Libertarian Party has the Green Party beat in statewide voter registration rolls for the first time in recent memory- .64% to .62%. Not great, but still not bad for a party few pay attention to:

"Among the parties that were qualified during 2013, the new percentages for each are: Democratic 43.58%, Republican 28.73%, American Independent 2.66%, Libertarian .64%, Green .62%, Peace & Freedom .43%, Americans Elect .0197%."

The Libertarian Party of California seems to be almost crowing about this in their most recent mailing. I'd suggest the gains might have been made in spite of LP of CA rather than because of it. I don't recall the party ever getting involved in voter registration drives.

They're saying next goal should be to beat the American Independent Party. A worthwhile effort but much easier said than done. The conventional wisdom is many, if not most, AIP voters think they're registering as independents, which isn't the case. I don't see that as likely to change.


At 12:37 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Viva la Libertarians!!

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

But the Greens control Humboldt County Democrats through their ideological domination of the HCDCC. Libertarians haven't been able to commandeer the Republican Party like the Green Party has so done to the Democratic Party making it quite schizoid now, with Progressives attacking traditional liberal Democratic Party values like supporting workers' needs. Here in Humboldt County HCDCC Dem's thumb their noses at Humboldt County workers as they consistently fight against job creation in Humboldt County.

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Come to the dark side!. We have cookies!

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Thought you might like this, Fred: Young Libertarians Aim to Be Players in 2014 Elections

At 6:00 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Thanks, Rose.


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