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I enjoyed the interview with former Congressman Bob Barr (May 5). One correction: Barr stated, "the Libertarian Party alone among third parties has ballot access ..." That is untrue.

In the 2004 election, the Libertarian Party led third parties with ballot access in 48 states, plus the District of Columbia, but they were not on the ballot in all 50 states. As of this writing, they have obtained ballot access in 29 states.

Despite outnumbering the other third parties in ballot access, they are not the largest third party. According to the March 2008 issue of Ballot Access News that honor belongs to the Constitution Party, with 384,722 registered voters as compared to the Libertarian Party's 225,529.


Secretary, Constitution Party of Virginia

Virginia Beach, Va.
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Date:Jun 2, 2008
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