For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Some parties are more equal than others…
Alexandria – The General Services Administration (GSA) has denied a request by the Libertarian Party to recognize Governor Gary Johnson as an eligible candidate for president under the Presidential Transition Act, thus denying him appropriate and equal access to security briefings and other relevant services provided for presidential candidates.
This puts him at a distinct disadvantage during the remainder of the campaign when questions about national security and foreign policy arise.
‘This is yet another uneven playing field in the realm of American politics, ballot access being another. The Libertarian Party has cleared the ballot access hurdle, and will be on every American’s ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet the goalposts keep moving for political choice in this country,’ stated Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. ‘If another country handled their democratic process this way, our government would be outraged, and would be demanding regime change, particularly if said democracy was sitting on vast untapped oil reserves.’
Sarwark continued, ‘There are far more than two political ideas among the diverse American people. The Libertarian Party will continue to fight to open up the process to better ideas and uncorrupted candidates, both of which are in high demand right now.’