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.