The Oklahoma Libertarian Party, on the ballot for the first time since 2000, has 17 candidates running for office, which includes two candidates for U.S. Senator, two for the U.S. House of Representatives, and 13 for the state legislature.
This is the highest amount of non-establishment party candidates running for the state legislature in 70 years, according to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News.
The Libertarian Party is the first non-establishment party on the ballot in the state since 2000, due to restrictive ballot access laws, which were eased by the legislature last year.
To become a recognized party, the LP Presidential candidate must get 10% of the vote in the general election in the state.