Election board’s decision affects area Libertarians

By: - August 29, 2005 4:50 am

Washington Daily News

By MIKE VOSS, Contributing Editor

The Libertarian Party in North Carolina is no more, thanks to the State Board of Elections.

On Monday, the board revoked Libertarians’ status as an official political party in North Carolina because the party did not acquire at least 10 percent of the votes cast in the 2004 presidential and gubernatorial elections. The status also was revoked because Libertarians collected just 25,000 signatures of the 70,000 they needed on a petition to remain an official party.

Before the board’s decision Monday, there were 13,006 registered Libertarians in the state. (more…)

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Chris Fitzsimon

Chris Fitzsimon, Founder and Executive Director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts "News and Views," a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina. [email protected] 919-861-2066