The 2016 United States presidential election was the twelfth contested election for the Libertarian Party of the United States.The 2004 presidential election saw Libertarian nominee Michael Badnarik appear on ballots in 48 states plus the District of Columbia.
Using the publicity gained from the announcement, Johnson praised the Libertarian Party and championed their beliefs through interviews and public statements, which were often profane and harshly critical of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Johnson won the nomination at the 2012 Libertarian National Convention running to be more fiscally conservative than Republican nominee Mitt Romney and more socially liberal than Democratic President Barack Obama.
However, Barr insignificantly improved upon Badnarik's performance, capturing only 0.4% of the popular vote in an election that also saw Nader finish a strong third behind the Democratic and Republican parties.
Having received minimal publicity in the previous elections, which contributed to the low voting share that the party received, the Libertarian Party gained significant exposure and media attention in the lead-up to the 2012 Libertarian National Convention and the 2012 presidential election, starting with former two term New Mexico governor Gary Johnson's announcement of his presidential run with the Libertarian Party.
He received 0.3% of the popular vote, and came fourth behind the two major parties' nominees as well as third-placed independent Ralph Nader.
In the 2008 election, Bob Barr was nominated as the Libertarian Parties's candidate for the presidency and had ballot access to 45.and help shape the future of the LP and the liberty movement.Contact your state party to learn how to be appointed as an official voting delegate from your state.We support a withdrawal from the European Union and a return to the free trade agreements that it was founded on.The LPUK is a broad libertarian platform which takes a realistic view on libertarianism in the UK and our policies and mission statements reflect that.LPUK stands for lower taxes for both individuals and companies, small government, free speech and individual responsibility.