New Political Party Sets Up in Louisiana
You might soon see more activity from a third party in Louisiana.
Official paperwork has been submitted by the Louisiana Independent Party. Party Treasurer Bill Bryan says this is more of a movement than a political action. He says often times, people vote for a party, not a person, and party affiliations can make it difficult for people to have open, honest discussions about candidates.
There are currently 56-thousand Independent voters registered in the party. Bryan says the current-two party system doesn’t serve the wide spectrum of views held by voters, as evidenced by the most recent election.
Bryan says especially for social issues, it can be hard for voters to get accurate information to make an informed decision, because the information they’re receiving is partisan. He says one goal of the new party will be to publish the unbiased facts of these issues.