“What Happened?: The 2020 election showed that libertarians have a long way to go before they can become a national movement”, Jeffrey Michels and Olivier Lewis (College of Europe, Natolin)

In the 2020 presidential election, the Libertarian Party candidate, Jo Jorgensen, gained 1.2 percent of the vote, less than half the party’s 2016 election result. Jeffrey Michels and Olivier Lewis write that despite signs that pointed towards the potential for libertarian voters to be king makers in the 2020 election, their dislike of Donald Trump turned many to Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.

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