Down Big in Polls, Libertarian Joe Walton Forges On (WCVE public radio)

But University of Mary Washington politics professor Stephen Farnsworth says that’s not Walton’s biggest obstacle. “Money is not the problem haunting Libertarians, the first-past-the-post system is,” Farnsworth wrote in an email.

Farnsworth says a run-off system would allow voters to choose a third party candidate without the risk of playing spoiler for their main party pick. “Libertarians may be able to take advantage of high levels of frustration with the major parties, but a very good election year for a Libertarian involves mid-to-high single digits,” he said.

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