2 GOP senators lost because of Libertarians?
November 13, 2006
The Libertarian Effect
Posted by ROSS KAMINSKY
In one closely watched Congressional race (Sodrel v
Hill, IN-9) and two critical Senate races (Missouri
and Montana), the Republican candidate was defeated by
fewer votes than the Libertarian candidate received.
[Note: the last data I could find on the Missouri race
still had two of the 3746 precincts to report, so it
is possible that statement isn't true for Missouri,
but if it is not true it is still very close and does
not diminish my point.]
In other words, in these two critical Senate races and
if the Republican had gotten the Libertarian's votes,
the Republican would have won.