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The other “Jo,” wants your 2020 vote, if you’re fed up with the two-party system or if you’re not

Rick Solem

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Two white guys in their 70s. That’s the best the two-party system has offered to represent the U.S.

Jorgensen

Dr. Joanne Jorgensen believes this is the best time to be a third-party candidate. And the best candidate might just be a woman not in her 70s, which she is both.

“Dr. Jo” is the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential candidate. And she says, for those who think voting third-party is, essentially, like voting for Donald Trump, they’re wrong.

“History shows that we typically take from both sides equally,” Jorgensen said on La Crosse Talk PM. “However, we do take more votes from independents or people who haven’t voted. That’s who we take most of our votes from. People are so fed up.”

She added that’s pretty much how we got Trump in the first place.

“It was a bunch of people who said, ‘We’re fed up with the professional politicians, we want an outsider,’ but then we get Trump, who promises us smaller government, but gives us bigger government,” Jorgensen said. “He was supposed to get rid of the deficit, but it’s just getting bigger.”

Part of Jorgensen’s platform is, of course, ending government debt, but also to get the U.S. out of foreign wars and transition the world — not just the U.S. — away from coal and oil and toward nuclear power.

On that note, Jorgensen said that the new tech surrounding nuclear is what environmentalists should be pushing over green energy options, like wind and solar.

“If they were efficient, if they were a good option, then people would have invested their own money in it to make a killing,” Jorgensen said. “If there were profits to be made, you know that the greedy capitalist would have done it, right? And I say that facetiously.

“That’s the good part of the free-market system, is that the dollars go to the good market choices.”

Green energy, however, at its most efficient, might not make capitalists any money, however, unless they figured out a way to charge to use the sun or command the wind.

Jorgensen also touched on income inequality, which she said there’s not a problem at the top.

“Whenever we have progress,” she said, “whenever we have technology — and people working to better their lives — we have a wealth gap, because there are opportunities that some people make that others, either choose not to or whatever.”

Jorgensen was very much against anything having to do with a wealth tax, as that word, “tax,” is not anything Libertarians stand for. The problems, to her, with poverty has been the government’s fault.

Her solutions to end poverty hover around eliminating government policies and regulations that, she says, drive up costs for anything from housing to health care to new businesses.

Jorgensen lays out some of the issues on her campaign website — taxes, health care, social security, among others — but notes that they are just brief overviews.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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    Karen

    June 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    All you’re doing is making it easier for Trump to win. Ifs that your intention-th make sure we get 4 more years of that idiot?

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      Kurt

      June 15, 2020 at 10:14 am

      BS, both sides make the same claim. The real mistake is voting for the lesser of 2 evils.

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      Caleb

      June 18, 2020 at 12:26 am

      That is not true. That is a false notion from CNN, funded by the bidon campaign. That was nothing but the media finding a reason to bring down the rising independents. People are afraid to vote for her because of these degrading rumors, but if everyone stood up and took a risk, the libertarian party will stand a chance (if it doesn’t already)! 🙂

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      Lexi

      June 25, 2020 at 11:11 pm

      The Democrats and Republicans have had control for long enough. Both parties make America worse each year with no progress, they are to busy fighting each other to get anything done.
      Lady Liberty has my vote Jo Jorgensen 2020.

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      Adam

      June 27, 2020 at 7:51 pm

      No, the intention is to get out of the corrupt two party system we are currently living under. Both Biden and Trump will never have my vote. Vote Jo 2020

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      Not a Karen

      June 29, 2020 at 3:11 am

      Lol ok Karen

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    Jack Akins

    June 14, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    “Two white guys in their 70s. That’s the best the two-party system has offered to represent the U.S.”

    This is actual racism. Thinking less of someone because of their skin color. Everyone is equal, my guy.

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    Caleb

    June 18, 2020 at 12:27 am

    That is not true. That is a false notion from CNN, funded by the bidon campaign. That was nothing but the media finding a reason to bring down the rising independents. People are afraid to vote for her because of these degrading rumors, but if everyone stood up and took a risk, the libertarian party will stand a chance (if it doesn’t already)! 🙂

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    Jesse porter

    July 28, 2020 at 7:19 am

    The only vote that a thinking person can make in 2020 is for Jorgesen. We know from experience that the others would give us more big government and less liberty. Who would want that?

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    w r c

    July 31, 2020 at 10:45 am

    I have been asking people I encounter if they realize that when they enter the voting booth in November they will find a third candidate on the ballot, the Libertarian Party’s choice, and go on to explain about Jo Jorgensen. Most respond that they are glad there is another choice and will definitely look to find out more about her. Admittedly a infinitesimal sample but there is definitely an impression that there is appeal to many who are turned off by the major party candidates.
    I wish that every libertarian who knows of Jo would speak out when they meet others and to write letters to the editor and the like. I wish Jo would write a book but there is not much time left.
    I think the horrors of either Biden or Trump winning should motivate all of us to devote as much energy and donations to the campaign. I think there are millions of us, 4.4million voted for Gary J. in 2016. No telling how many there are in the LP. If each of us recruited others now, when so much is at stake, Jo could conceivable win, as far fetched as that may sound. I am thinking of exponential growth starting with say two million. Trick is to entice persuade others to join and pass the torch, 4 Million each reaches and motivates 8Million becomes 16, 32, 64 and on up. IT is within reach this time.

    anonymous

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