Over the past two years, we put so much into preparing for the 2018 elections. On Election Day, we made gains across the country that are the fruit of those labors and investments. We sent you a press release yesterday outlining some of these achievements.
The 2018 election cycle brought the rhetoric that we continue to hear every election cycle:
This is the most important election of our lifetime.
The stakes are just too high to stay home.
The future of our democracy is at stake.
While Ds and Rs stoked voters’ fears in order to drum up record-breaking voter turnout in some areas, our 833 Libertarian candidates campaigned on practical solutions to improve America’s communities.
As Libertarians, we take a different approach than our opponents do; we appeal to common sense. Our solutions cut taxes, improve lives, and present opportunities to make communities more free and prosperous.
We are proud of our 16 newly-elected Libertarians and the 833 Libertarians that ran this year. Each of our candidates courageously challenged the two-party system.
Last night, I went live on Facebook with my 4-month-old son, Zane, to share my thoughts after Election Day, and said:
We have to share this burden because it’s heavy. It’s a heavy burden to fight for a better country. But, it’s a burden we have all taken on voluntarily. We know it’s going to be hard and we know the odds are stacked against us. But, we do it because we want our children to grow up in a world that’s set free, if not in our lifetime, at least in theirs.
We will be analyzing the results over the news few weeks and we will provide a complete report in the next edition of LP News.
Stand boldly with the Libertarian Party as we head into the 2019 election cycle and prepare for 2020 ballot access. If you are not already involved with your local Libertarian affiliate, please attend the next meeting near you. We have work to do.
Chair, Libertarian National Committee