FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Libertarian Party of New York Enrollment Surpasses 20,000; Reflects Voters’ Frustration with Politics-As-Usual
Albany, New York, October 22, 2020 – The Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) is proud to announce that active and pre-registered Libertarian enrollment has once again skyrocketed, increasing from 17,193 as of September 17 to 20,090 today. This reflects a net increase of 2,897 new Libertarian enrollments, and an increase of 16.8% statewide in just thirty-three days. Over the same period, Greene County reflected the highest percentage growth – 52% – while Suffolk County reflected the highest month-to-month increase in numbers, from 1,523 in September to 1,764 in October.
Between November 2019 and October 2020, the number of active and preregistered Libertarians statewide has increased from 12,404 to 20,090 – a 62% increase in just under eleven months. In the same period, Greene County again had the highest percentage increase – 262% – while Suffolk County again had the highest increase in numbers, from 1,056 to 1,764.
LPNY Chair Cody Anderson stated, “The message is clear: New Yorkers are tired of government playing an outsized role in their lives. They have seen the disastrous economic and fiscal consequences of the Governor’s ham-handed and overbearing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters who have chosen to stay in New York, despite having been taxed to the brink of ruin, are flocking to the only political party committed to promoting personal responsibility, individual liberty, smaller government, and fiscal restraint.
“We welcome all New Yorkers whose livelihoods have been crushed by the force of the omnipotent state, and whose voices have been ignored by the two-party system. We call upon our enrollees and all New Yorkers disgusted by the electoral choices before them to send a message to Albany and Washington by voting on the Libertarian line for President and their other elected representatives this November!”
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W. Cody Anderson
Chair, Libertarian Party of New York