The Libertarian candidate for Secretary of State says getting people to vote for a third party candidate is about appealing to their sense of right and wrong. Jeff Maurer said he believes a message about election integrity could be what convinces people not to vote straight party ticket.
“Integrity never needs to hide. That’s the message that common sense Hoosiers come forward to and hear and understand and get excited about,” Maurer told WIBC’s Tony Katz Friday morning.
Libertarians have never taken a state-wide office in Indiana. The year 2020 may have been a record year for the party, with Donald Rainwater taking 12 percent of the vote in the general election for governor, with a message that there should be no pandemic restrictions.
“While we didn’t win, the day was a success because we sent a message,” said Rainwater, talking to supporters after conceding.
Maurer’s message is somewhat different and so are the times….