FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Libertarian Party of New York Doubles Statewide Enrollment; Reflects Voters’ Frustration with Two-Party System
Albany, New York, September 23, 2020 – The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) is proud to announce that active Libertarian enrollment has skyrocketed to 17,193 voters statewide. This is more than double the number enrolled at the time Larry Sharpe’s historic gubernatorial campaign won the LPNY ballot access in 2018.
Also, the number of active enrolled Libertarians statewide increased from 13,481 to 17,193 between November 25, 2019 and September 17, 2020 – a 39% increase in just under ten months. In the same period, Clinton County had the highest percentage increase – 189% – and Suffolk County had the highest number – 467 – of additional enrollees. Suffolk County also has the highest total enrollment of any county, coming in at 1,523 active Libertarian enrollees.
LPNY Chair Anthony D’Orazio stated, “The Libertarian platform has wide, common sense appeal. Disenfranchised voters here in New York – literally, the least free state in the nation – are embracing the ideology of the only party that is focused on personal responsibility, individual liberty, smaller government, and fiscal responsibility. Governor Cuomo’s botched response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic and fiscal fallout have sent people to us in droves. The timing of our enrollment increases drive home that obvious truth.”
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