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OLIVER TOPS LIBERTARIAN FIELD IN NORTH CAROLINA


ATLANTA - Chase Oliver led among the Libertarian presidential candidates in the North Carolina primary on Super Tuesday, receiving support from 23 percent of voters who chose a candidate.


“I am pleased to be the candidate who has earned the most support in the North Carolina primary this Super Tuesday,” says Oliver, 38, who also topped the field on Super Tuesday Libertarian primary ballots in Massachusetts and Oklahoma, and he was a certified write-in candidate in California. 

Keeping with North Carolina tradition, 40.42 percent of voters chose No Preference.

With all precincts reporting, Oliver received 13.28 percent of votes; the next candidate was David (TrimeTaveler) Dunlap who got 9.18 percent. 




Chase says he’s taking No Preference in stride: All Libertarian candidates face off against None of the Above at party nominating conventions.


“Coming out as the top Libertarian candidate is a testament to the hard work, organizational strength, and positive messaging of this campaign,” Oliver adds. “When we put our principles forward in a way that resonates with voters, we can build up our party from the foundation and tear down the two-party system, brick by brick.”

Primaries and caucuses are non-binding on Libertarian presidential candidates; delegates at the national convention will choose the party’s standard bearer. Each state’s convention chooses its delegates to the Libertarian National Convention, which will be in Washington DC on Memorial Day weekend.


Oliver won the Presidential Straw Poll at the Libertarian Party of Iowa Caucus. He participated in the Free and Equal debate on Thursday, Feb. 29.


Since his campaign began in 2023, Chase Oliver:


  • Participated in the Free and Equal Debate that included candidates outside of the Old Parties. 

  • Won the Presidential Straw Poll with about 43 percent of the vote at the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first Caucus. The Iowa Caucuses kick off the presidential campaign season, and showings here can make or break candidacies.

  • Has donors from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

  • Became the first third-party presidential candidate invited to speak at the Iowa Political Soapbox at the State Fair, a reward for in-person campaigning in the Hawkeye State.

  • Spoke at two panel discussions at FreedomFest in Memphis. 

  • As Georgia’s first openly gay Senate candidate, spent June marching and meeting with many people at Pride events in Chicago, Atlanta, and Kansas City. 

  • Joined the fight to stop the divisive and unpopular Cop City project in his hometown of Atlanta; joined protests against inhumane tactics that the city government used against the homeless in Columbia, South Carolina; and has worked alongside activists in his tour across the country.

Oliver’s national attention grew following his debate with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and an empty podium set aside for opponent Herschel Walker. Oliver garnered over 80,000 votes and forced a runoff between the Republican and Democratic candidates. 


Broadcast coverage includes PBS, CNN, Fox Business, Forbes, and CSPAN. Print coverage includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Rolling Stone, which labels him the “Most Influential Libertarian.” 

Oliver is available for media interviews, including for university journalism and communications students.

To learn more about Chase Oliver, visit votechaseoliver.com.

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