Just as the Greens hurt Al Gore in 2000, it looks like the libertarians may have cost President Trump the election.
According to an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal:
Did the Libertarian Party throw the election to Joe Biden? Maybe. At this writing nominee Jo Jorgensen’s vote total exceeds Mr. Biden’s margin over President Trump in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania, enough to change the outcome.
In 2000 the Green Party was accused of ruining things for the Democrats. Did Ralph Nader throw the election from Al Gore to George W. Bush? The cognoscenti are still divided, but the 2020 parallels are strong. Probably most Green voters would have gone Democratic if forced into a binary choice. Similarly, on the Libertarian-O-Meter, Mr. Trump scores much higher than Mr. Biden.
I just marvel are Republicans and others on the right or center-right who were willing to do things that resulted in Joe Biden being elected. Is leftism the better alternative to President Trump?