Yesterday, in an article published about the Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of Broward County, the publisher claims Florida libertarians are chanting "We’re No. 3! We’re No. 3!" However those are the sarcastic words of the author(s) to the PolitiFact article and not that of the Libertarian Party. PolitiFact claims that the Libertarian Party's claim of being the third largest party in the United States is "false".
The inaccuracies do not end in the first sentence of the PolitiFact article, however continue into the third paragraph where a link claiming to be an announcement by the Libertarian Party of Broward County actually is a YouTube link to a Louisiana Democratic Party speech. The linked 'announcement' has nothing to do with Libertarians or the Libertarian Party. Here is the exact quote from the article with the link they provided: "We spotted a claim about the numbers and growth of libertarians in an announcement about a Libertarian event in Broward County".
What is not promoted in the PolitiFact article is that not all the registered Libertarians in Florida are being accounted for. For example, this morning in Broward County, Florida the Supervisor of Elections office shows zero registered Libertarians in the county when the number is over 1,000. This is common throughout the country especially in states where people would like to register Libertarian however are forbade to do so by biased state law. The article even concedes, "Quantifying the number of Libertarians is tricky; some states don’t track the affiliation."
The article also admits the Libertarian Party is the third largest political party, yet later says the claim is false. Here is what the article says, "The number of registered Libertarians was higher than other national third parties including the Green, Constitution or Reform parties. But with Democrats’ registration at 43.5 million and Republicans at 41.3 million according to Winger’s data, that puts any third-place finisher trailing way behind."
Later in the article it also admits the Libertarian Party's 2012 Presidential Nominee, Gary Johnson, received the third largest vote totals nationwide saying, "In 2012, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson received about 1.3 million votes -- more than any other third-party candidate. Johnson's tally, amounting to about 1 percent, is the largest for a non-major-party candidate since Ralph Nader's Green race in 2000, said J. David Gillespie, author of a book on third parties."
The conclusion one must reach on PolitiFact is that they are biased in their reporting and should be called PolitiFiction.