Jim Palmer Creates Fascinating Graphs Illustrating All Aspects of Libertarian Party Metrics

Jim Palmer, who is not a Libertarian Party official, but who is very interested in data about the Libertarian Party, has created a dozen clear interesting graphs showing how the party has done over the past decades. See them here.

They cover the number of donors to the national party, the revenue to the national party, past ballot access, the percentage of U.S. voters who voted for a Libertarian, the number of members who signed the party membership pledge, voter registration data, and the number of candidates.

After looking at the opening chart, scroll down to see the next chart. Ignore the button that says “next post”.


Jim Palmer Creates Fascinating Graphs Illustrating All Aspects of Libertarian Party Metrics — 12 Comments

  1. Any graph about the number of ELECTED LP USA Prez/VP, USA Senators and USA Reps [ie POWER offices] since the LP got going in 1970 — a mere 48 years ago ???

  2. Demo Rep of course the answer to your question is zero. I think that the Libertarians who serve in city, county,and state legislatures have more effect on people’s lives then anyone who serves as President, Senator, or Representative. That will still be true after the first Libertarians are elected to those higher offices.

  3. REALITY CHECK — Trump 2018-2019 proposed USA regime budget


    The 50/51 of 100 Sens + 218 of 435 Reps = 268/269 gerrymander oligarchs control about 25 percent of the USA GDP.

    The 20 plus $$$ TRILLION in USA debt means ZERO to such gangster oligarchs.

    The coming econ collapse will make the 1929-1941 and 2008-2012 crashes seem like a kid’s food fight in a sandbox.

  4. None elected to federal office, yet. But we are trending higher, and that’s a step in the right direction. I would be surprised if there weren’t any Libertarians elected to state legislatures by 2020. It might even happen this year.

  5. By mere comparison —

    Elephant Party –

    1854 formed (from wreckage of various parties) – due to INFAMOUS Kansas-Nebraska Act

    1861 controlled USA regime and many State regimes – in north/west

    PR — to routinely elect minor party members

  6. It’s really difficult to discern your meaning sometimes.

    The Whig’s were only 20 years old when the Republicans came around and the Free Soil Party only 6 years. When the Whigs collapsed, most voting age people could remember a time before the Whigs existed. It wasn’t that big of a deal. They were not such an entrenched institution as the Republicans and Democrats were when the Libertarian Party was born. In 1971 the Republicans had been around closer to 120 years than 20 years. No one alive remembers a time when there wasn’t a Republican party. It’s unthinkable, to many, that it would cease to exist.

    And the Whig’s ripped themselves apart from the inside, not because of any dazzlingly effective strategy from the Republicans. Since the Libertarian Party has existed, the closest the Republicans have come to the internal division that ripped apart the Whigs is Trump. Fingers crossed that Trump is enough. It’s pretty clear that “All colors NET taxpayer = slave statism- esp since 1929” hasn’t been enough to do it.

  7. typos correction

    1776-1865 Black slave statism = All colors NET taxpayer slave statism – esp since 1929.

  8. also — doom debts for the Net taxpayer slaves —

    $$$ 20 plus TRILLION – USA DEBT


    *fixed* debts only – trillions more in coming liabilities

  9. I think the most important graph is the one that shows the Libertarian party with over 500,000 registered voters. There are States like Texas that do not allow registration by party so the true number of Libertarian voters is much higher.

  10. If you apply the percentage of registered Libertarians in the states that have party registration to the states that don’t, it comes out to around 900,000 nationwide. Maybe New York drags the known percentage down and maybe Texas would pull it up a bit.

    I look at voter registration, cost per Presidential vote, the rise in signature members, post midterm Presidential ballot access, and the rise in total votes just as confirmation.

    The important ones, I think, are the share of the vote, especially for US House, and the percentage line on the minimum unique voters chart.

    The reason US House is important is that top two in California and Washington causes a little upward distortion in 2016 for statewide offices and in 2014 and 2016 for state legislature. (Neither state had candidates for state legislature or statewide office in 2012.) And 2016 President could just be up because of Hillary and Trump. But US House has risen every election cycle from its 2004 low and it has no distortion from top two.

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