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Chair of Libertarian Party Reveals Strategy to Help Trump Campaign

Angela McArdle: “… I encourage people to try to use the Chase Oliver campaign to pull protest votes from the left.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Angela McArdle, chair of the Libertarian Party, is encouraging members of her party to help Donald Trump’s chances by voting for their presidential nominee, Chase Oliver, in blue states and just revealed her party’s strategy. 

On a livestream announcing her endorsement of Chase Oliver for president, McArdle laid out the plan: Libertarians vote for Oliver to take votes from the left and get Trump into office. She really couldn’t have been clearer: 

“Get in loser, we are stopping Biden. We have to do everything we can to kick Joe Biden’s ass. One of the best ways to do that is to support Chase Oliver and go hard in the paint for him in blue states … 

“I am 100% here for that clown show. We have to work very aggressively, especially in blue states, to make sure he has the support that he needs from the national party. I encourage people to try to use the Chase Oliver campaign to pull protest votes from the left.”


Previous reports show Trump allies and MAGA megadonors investing in third-party presidential candidates, including Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to swing the election against President Biden. It looks like now the Libertarian Party is in on it too. 

“McArdle said this is a clown show, and she’s right,” said MoveOn Political Action Chief Communications Officer Joel Payne. “Trump and his MAGA allies are already bankrolling third-party presidential candidates because they know they are spoilers to Biden, so it’s no surprise that MAGA funders and the Libertarian Party have teamed up on the same tactic. MoveOn members are prepared and motivated to fight back against these threats to ensure President Biden is elected for another four years.”


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