From the Libertarian Party of NC…
2012, more than any other election in Libertarian history, is the one election when you do not want to waste your vote for a Republican or a Democrat. For LPNC to retain ballot access, either Gary Johnson or Barbara Howe needs to garner 2% of the vote. Since being recognized as an official party in NC in 2008, the LPNC has collected over $125,000 for state campaigns from the Public Political Financing Fund (PPFF). PPFF funds come from the $3 checkoff on the NC tax return. If we retain ballot access, I suspect we’ll have $200,000+ in 2016 for NC campaigns.
Further, if Johnson receives 5% of the vote nationwide the LP will qualify for $90,000,000 of federal funding for 2016. That would be a total game changer for us.
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