Libertarian Party of South Carolina

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South Carolina Libertarian Party
ChairpersonSean R. Thornton
FoundedSeptember 28, 1975 at 3pm
Headquarters10120 Two Notch Road

Suite 2-324

Columbia, SC 29223
National affiliationLibertarian Party
Colorsa dark shade of gray, gold, and white

The South Carolina Libertarian Party is a ballot-qualified political party in the state of South Carolina. It is the state affiliate party of the national Libertarian Party of the United States. The state chair is Sean R. Thornton.

Elected officials[edit]

As of 2016, there are two Libertarian officeholders in the state of South Carolina, both of whom were elected to non-partisan positions.

2020 convention and debate[edit]

On November 2, 2019, the South Carolina Libertarian Party held its business convention for the 2020 election cycle in Florence, South Carolina.

Delegates and alternates to the 2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas, were elected at this convention.

That evening, a Presidential Candidate Debate was held at Francis Marion University Chapman Auditorium.

Libertarian Party candidates meeting the following criteria were invited to participate: Constitutionally qualified to be elected to the office; current sustaining member of the national party; filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Libertarian nomination;[1] and raised $5000 or more from sources other than the candidate or immediate family by the end of Labor Day Weekend. Fusion candidates were disqualified from the debate.

Based on FEC reports and communication with candidates, the following were considered qualified and participated in the debate:

Candidate invited Accepted
Kenneth Armstrong Yes
Dan Behrman Yes
Jo Jorgensen Yes
Adam Kokesh Yes
Kim Ruff Yes
Vermin Supreme Yes

Presidential nominee results in South Carolina[edit]

Year Nominee Votes
1980 Ed Clark 4,975 (0.56%)
1984 David Bergland 4,360 (0.45%)
1988 Ron Paul 4,935 (0.5%)
1992 Andre Marrou 2,719 (0.23%)
1996 Harry Browne 4,271 (0.37%)
2000 Harry Browne 4,888 (0.35%)
2004 Michael Badnarik 3,608 (0.2%)
2008 Bob Barr (campaign) 7,283 (0.38%)
2012 Gary Johnson (campaign) 16,321 (0.83%)
2016 Gary Johnson (campaign) 47,698 (2.4%)


  1. ^ "FEC 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidates".

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