IVN reported this week on lawmakers’ conversions to the LP, including an interview with Libertarian state senator Laura Ebke (Neb.). From the July 5 article:
Getting elected as a third-party candidate is no easy feat in the United States.
In fact, the deck is so stacked against alternative candidates — courtesy of gerrymandered voting districts that favor one of the major parties, ballot access laws that make it impossible for third parties to gain momentum with each passing election cycle, or public debates that only invite Democrats and Republicans to participate — that it is practically impossible.
But the Libertarian Party has created a model to bypass this hurdle, and it is working out swimmingly for them at the moment. Since the 2016 election, an increasing number of elected legislators have switched their official party affiliation from one of the major parties to Libertarian.
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