11/06/2016

Libertarian VP nominee Bill Weld:"Libertarian party pulls substantially more from Mr. Trump"


Libertarian VP nominee Bill Weld claims:"my belief is that the libertarian party pulls substantially more from Mr. Trump" @ 2:41 mark (video is available here).

I had heard that Weld has been raising money with this message as a way of getting those who want Hillary to win to donate money. Consistent with that, it also just so happens that the big dollars that the libertarians have been spending have apparently been on conservative talk radio.


The New York Times also has an op-ed saying that the Libertarians will tilt the election to Hillary Clinton.
With just a few days before Election Day and all eyes fixed on the two leading candidates, it’s easy to overlook a remarkable fact: The Libertarian candidate for president, Gary Johnson, may tilt the election for Hillary Clinton. . . .
As evidence, note that without the Libertarians and Green Party in the race, Trump is down by 1.8% as of Sunday, November 6th at Real Clear Politics.  With the Libertarians and Green Party in the race, Trump is down 2.2%.  Assuming that the Greens 1.8% are taken entirely from Hillary, to get a net loss of 0.4% from Trump you have to have 3.5% of the Libertarians vote come from Trump and 1.3% come from Hillary (73% of their vote from Trump and 27% from Hillary).  

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