Wake County Libertarian Party’s market share of voters, the percentage of registered Libertarians, increased by four percent in 2021. Although down from 7+ percent in 2020 and the smallest annual increase this century, the growth was still greater than that of unaffiliated (independent) voters (+3 percent), Democrats (-1 percent), and Republicans (-4 percent).
“Dissatisfaction with the establishment parties is not a new thing or a flavor-of-the-month,” noted WakeLP Chair Travis Groo. “In 2000, 79 percent of all Wake County voters were registered Democrat or Republican. Now their combined share of all voters is down to just 59 percent.
“That’s a significant decline, but what’s particularly notable is that the market share growth of independents has out-stripped both the Democrats and the Republicans every single year since 2001. We’re looking at a powerful long-term trend,” he added.
Join us for our 2022 annual convention as we select delegates for the 2022 LPNC Convention. We will take care of some party business and have a few guest speakers. It will be held at our regular meetup spot at Tobacco Road (downtown Raleigh) on January 26 from 7-10 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you.Read more
Folks used to hearing libertarians rant on about the Federal government’s spendthrift ways were startled to see the Libertarian Party of North Carolina collecting money earmarked to pay down the national debt at the North Carolina State Fair this year.
“Of course, we oppose the mandatory income tax as a means of funding the Federal government,” explained volunteer Jonathan Hopper. “But if anyone wants to pony up their share of the debt that’s been run up prosecuting the failed War on Drugs, War on Poverty, War on Terror, bailing out banksters, and funding sundry corporate welfare programs, we’re fine with that.”
The initial donation on display at the booth is from the party itself. “We were considering arranging for extra security until someone pointed out that all the $100 bills are stage money,” said booth manager Brad Hessel.
“We do want every citizen to know their share of the debt is $86,765,” added Hessel. “And that includes kids, so if you are a parent with dependent children, be sure to include their share of the debt in your household budget calculations.”
“Well, actually, that $86,765 figure is from last Saturday,” added Hopper. It’s higher today.”