The following is a list of state legislators (all are state representatives) who have served who have been either members of the Libertarian Party, Constitution Party, and Green Party. Independents are not included. The totals are: LP – 11, GP – 5, CP – 1. The document below has all the names of the legislators from these three parties, as well as the years they served and the state the hailed from.
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Thanks for the update Matt…although the story is over a year old.
That’s what they told Lincoln when he switched to Republican. You would be surprised how a single independent vote in a nearly tied legislature can impact the legislative process, Dave. Not to mention the role “idea creep” plays in the design of a two party system.
And I’m alive and doing very well, thanks for asking guys!
I realize that a lot of folks are entranced with esoterica, but I MUST ask: What is the point in keeping track of road kill.
This all reminds me of the time my younger brother and I were sentenced to traveling by car with our parents from Los Angeles to Dallas.
Needless to say we were bored out of our skull and in desperation of something “interesting” to do; we began to keep track of the number of dead possums, skunks and racoons.
This kept us occupied and “entertained” for an
hour or two.
Is there anyone here that thinks that noting and enumerating the number of third party sacrifants to the Holy Duopoly is worthy of our time and attention?
I remember Matt! I was just talking about him with someone recently; I wonder what happened to him? But yes, the ballot is deliberately designed poorly in this state.
Thanks! I will update it. Somehow, Matt Ahearn was not included in the Green Party Wikipedia article, that’s why I didn’t hear of him.
I find it interesting that the Vermont Progressive Party has more seats in one state than the Green Party has in the other 49.
Don’t forget Matt Ahearn, the New Jersey Assemblymember who switched to the Green Party in 2002 or 2003. He had been elected as a Democrat in 2001. He ran for re-election as a Green in 2003 but only got 10.81% of the vote, because New Jersey ballots in most counties (including his district) are so bad, they stuff all the minor party and independent candidates in a far corner of the ballot so that most voters probably don’t even see their names.
Rick Jore switched from being a Republican to running as a CP candidate.
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