Can any South Dakota Republican offer an honest reason to vote for sexual predator Donald Trump for President? Rep. Kristi Noem can’t. Asked by a Bon Homme High School student yesterday about the Libertarian option, Rep. Noem misstated the facts about Gary Johnson’s ballot access:
Bon Homme High School student Jacob Olson… asked Noem if she ever considered bucking party lines to support Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, but Noem stood with Trump.
“Have I considered supporting Gary Johnson? No, I haven’t,” Noem said. “I don’t agree with some of his positions and he’s not on every single ballot in the country, there’s no path for him to win. So I want to vote for the candidate that has a real opportunity to potentially win” [Evan Hendershot, “Noem Hopes Women Understand Her Support of Trump,” Mitchell Daily Republic, 2016.10.12].
Um, Kristi, read the paper:
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign said Tuesday that he will be on the ballot in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, marking the first time in two decades a third-party presidential ticket has appeared on every state ballot.
“With a majority of Americans wanting a choice other than Donald Trump andHillary Clinton, today we now know for certain that on Election Day, every voter in America will have that alternative option,” Mr. Johnson said.
No third-party presidential ticket has qualified for all 50 state ballots since 1996, when Libertarian Harry Browne and Reform Party candidate Ross Perotwere on every state ballot [Byron Tau, “Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson to Appear on Election Ballots in All 50 States,” Wall Street Journal, 2016.009.14].
Kristi, supporting Donald is not the only way to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. Your fellow Republican Stan Adelstein is pointing you toward the moral, Libertarian path. Use your clout, get your Republican caucus together, unite behind the Libertarian ticket, and you can get a third President Johnson instead of a second President Clinton.