The Libertarian Party announced recently that the campaign of Dr. Jo Jorgensen for president and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen for vice president has met all states’ ballot-access requirements, putting the ticket officially on the ballot in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
This marks the fifth time the Libertarian Party has succeeded in placing its presidential ticket on the ballot in all 50 states, having done so previously in 1980, 1992, 1996, and 2016. No other alternative party in over 20 years has achieved universal ballot access in a presidential election.
Getting on the ballot is always a challenge if you’re not the Democratic or Republic Party, but 2020 brought additional challenges with COVID-19 stay-at-home orders issued by governors that prohibited in-person petitioning and cast it as a public-health threat made the difficult task even harder.
“We’ve got two big-government candidates, and they both want to increase spending, they both want to take away your decision-making power, and neither one wants to bring the troops home”, said Dr. Jorgensen. “The only way to give every American another choice is for Libertarians to be on the ballot in all fifty states.”