Libertarian Candidates Come Under Attack From Major Parties

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HARRISBURG, PA, August 11, 2022 – Five of the Libertarian candidates for office in Pennsylvania are facing challenges from the major parties in an attempt to remove their names from the ballot.

“The major parties know we’re quickly becoming a greater threat to them,” said Rob Cowburn, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. “They’ve petitioned the state to remove us and even directly approached some of our candidates to try and get them to drop out. But we’re not dropping out. They know they’re losing the hearts and minds of America. The people of Pennsylvania deserve more voices on the ballot. And we know we have the right message in these trying times.”

Pennsylvania election law categorizes the Libertarian Party as a “minor political party,” meaning they are not given primaries paid by taxpayers, but instead must collect thousands of signatures to reach the ballot.

“Over 13,000 Pennsylvanians signed their name to have our candidates on the ballot,” Cowburn said. “The Republicans and Democrats are doing everything they can to silence their voice. Everyone benefits from more voices and more choices. The major parties are not on the side of the American people.”

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