Gary Johnson expected to draw more than five million votes in NovemberSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:15
Two-term New Mexico Governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is on target to exceed five million votes in the November 6, 2012 general election against Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. With an estimated 90 to 120 million expected total votes cast in the presidential race, Johnson could easily garner over 5% of the vote. If this happens, then it would be the first in Libertarian Party history and would dramatically assist future candidates to get on the ballots across America as it frees up better ballot access.
So how does the math work out to Johnson achieving such a feat never before accomplished?
Online poker players are estimated to be approximately three million Americans even though it is illegal in the United States and there are another 60 million highly sympathetic legal American poker players who would like to see a return to legal online gambling. This can easily bring Johnson three to four million votes in just this one category as he is the only one of the three candidates seeking to legalize online poker.
Marijuana users in America are estimated to be between 10 to 13 million regular users with at least 23 million Americans using occasionally who would like to see the plant legal to ingest, grow or at least be able to purchase for medical purposes. Over fifty percent of Americans would like to see marijuana legalized federally and/or be under legalized state regulation which translates to over 150 million Americans. If most of these people voted, which many will not, and if the mainstream media did a quality job informing the general public of the each candidate's stance on the issue, Johnson would garner at least 50 million votes.