Libertarian presidential candidate stops in Billings with 45 days to election

Libertarian presidential candidate stops in Billings with 45 days to election

Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen takes questions during a campaign stop at Riverfront Park in Billings on Saturday. Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen stopped in Billings Saturday as part of a nationwide tour with 45 days left until the election in November. Jorgensen, who will appear on ballots along with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, attracted over 100 people to Riverfront Park. The first-time libertarian presidential candidate has built a platform with the free market and small government as its backbone, particularly in regards to the prison system in the United States. “We cannot claim to be the land of the free when we lead the world in incarcerations…And one of the biggest factors that’s led to a quadrupling of the prison population since the 1980s is the racist and destructive War on Drugs,” Jorgensen said to the crowd in front of a bright blue bus bearing her likeness and the slogan “Real People for Real Change.” The 63-year-old holds a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology and teaches at Clemson University in South Carolina. She previously ran as the party’s vice presidential nominee in 1996, and has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1983. Although none of their presidential nominees have received more than 4% of the popular vote, the Libertarian Party has continued to amass support since the 2008 election. In 2016, nearly 4,490,000 people voted for Gary Johnson, compared to just 523,433 who voted Libertarian eight years prior. As the Libertarian candidate, Jorgensen […]

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