Amanda Swafford, who ran on the Libertarian Party ticket for the Senate seat now occupied by David Perdue has decided to become an independent. In a Facebook post this morning, Swafford says,
As a member of the Libertarian Party working to reform Georgia’s ballot access laws, I have enjoyed a degree of privilege and access to our ballot that others have not. Independents and other third parties do not have the same access to our statewide or Presidential ballot in Georgia. As I take a step back from the Libertarian Party and become unaffiliated with any party, I will be able to work in concert with those individuals that must face tremendous obstacles in accessing our statewide and presidential ballot here in Georgia.
Swafford served as a city councilwoman in Flowery Branch prior to her run for Senate, where she received 49,067 or 1.91% of the 2,566,518 votes cast.