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Tippetts Sets Libertarian Vote Record in Governor Race

Mark Tippetts now has a distinction among those from the Libertarian Party who have sought the Governor’s Mansion - he earned more votes than any other nominee from the party in history.

On Tuesday night, Tippetts won 140,015 votes, making for the largest vote total for a Libertarian candidate for Texas governor in history. While Tippetts won around 2 percent of the vote, the number marks a significant move forward for Libertarian voters in Texas.

Tippetts was not the only record setter among Libertarians Tuesday. Court of Criminal Appeals candidate Mark Ash set the record for largest vote total ever received for a Texas Libertarian, earning 1.6 million votes. Richard Carpenter and Matt Pina also set records for best vote totals for Libertarians in their respective statewide races.

With Ash’s showing on Tuesday, Libertarians also earned ballot access through 2020.

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