Libertarian Party grows while Republican and Democratic parties fall (Examiner)
The numbers don't lie and the Libertarian Party is attracting American voters by the bucketful. Yesterday, April 2, 2014, the Libertarian Party announced that voter registration has increased nationwide by over 11% since 2012 while registration in all other national political parties have fallen during the same period. Recent polling confirms the increase of Americans turning their back on the two older parties and are registering to vote as either independent or as a libertarian if permitted by the government. Increasingly, independent voters are more important to political campaigns and decide many elections across the country.
According to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, in the 30 states that allow their citizens to register as Libertarian there were 368,561 registered Libertarians at the close of March, 2014, increasing by 11.4% while Democratic and Republican registrations fell. The states with the biggest increase in registered Libertarian Party voters are Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska and Louisiana. The states with the largest number of members to the Libertarian Party itself are California, Texas and Florida. The Libertarian Party of Florida has boasted an increase of 26% in its membership over the same time period.