North Carolina joins at least 10 other states with Libertarian U.S. Senate candidates that are shaking up election season.
Libertarians are poised to draw votes in Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia and Alaska. The party is currently working to collect enough signatures to appear on ballots in Kentucky and New Hampshire and is attracting attention with gubernatorial candidates in Florida and Kansas, the Washington Post reported.
In the Tarheel State, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh's support in four recent polls is between 8 and 11 percent.
The media states that Haugh's strong support is not enough to win, but it's conceivably enough to affect the outcome of the race. Those same results show the margin between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, at 6 points or less.
"If it ends up being a one- or two-point race, Democrats could keep the Senate because of Sean Haugh," said Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling (PPP), which showed the Libertarian at 11 percent in its May and June surveys.
Haugh responds to the classical scared tactic from the right that says "if you vote for a Libertarian you're throwing away your vote or you're voting for a Democrat."
"The only votes that count are the ones that vote "for" a candidate," said Haugh.
Haugh states in the video below, "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil."
"Only Libertarians can be counted on to stop all war and let you keep your money," said Haugh.
Watch video below.