Voter disgust with the presidential election could give a boost to Nebraska’s Libertarian Party.
Although it’s still dwarfed by the Republican and Democratic parties, the Libertarian Party has seen a 28 percent increase in voter registrations since the May primary.
The number of registered Libertarians is on pace to top 10,000 before the Nov. 8 election, and a state senator who recently joined the party is using her experience as a former GOP political activist to teach its members how to campaign.
Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete says party leaders hope to pitch the party’s civil liberties platform to Democrats and its focus on fiscal conservatism to Republicans. Ebke is campaigning for Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson but also focusing on local city council and county commission races.