Libertarian Encourages Voters to Register as Republicans

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Prominent Libertarian asks other Libertarians to register as Republican to help Ron Paul win the Republican nomination for President.

Art Olivier, the 2000 candidate for Vice President for the Libertarian Party, registered to vote as a Republican and asked fellow Libertarians and other voters to do the same to help Ron Paul win the Republican primary.

"It is time to put partisan politics to the side and elect a leader that will restore the Constitution and the rule of law," said Olivier, the former Mayor of Bellflower, California at a Ron Paul Meetup in Long Beach. "Not only do we need Libertarians to vote for Ron Paul, it is imperative that Greens, Democrats, American Independents and Decline-to-State voters that are concerned with our diminishing liberties unite to elect the Champion of the Constitution."

In California, the American Independent Party is an affiliate of the Constitution Party and Decline-to-State voters are independents and must re-register by January 22nd to vote in the Republican Primary.

Olivier sees the Ron Paul campaign as a benefit to America and the Libertarian Party. "Millions of Americans are learning the benefits of liberty from Dr. Paul."

Olivier attributes the success of the Ron Paul campaign in part to the major political paradigm shift toward liberty that David Nolan, the founder of the Libertarian Party, predicted America would experience in the first decade of the 21st century. "The Ron Paul Revolution is real and it has changed American politics for good." said Olivier.

Art Olivier has been active in the Libertarian Party since he ran for State Assembly in 1990 through his campaign for California Governor in 2006. This is the first time Olivier has ever registered as a Republican.


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