Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen speaks in Rapid City Sunday

She is giving a speech to a crowd of supporters.
She is giving a speech to a crowd of supporters.(Connor Matteson)
Published: Sep. 20, 2020 at 9:20 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen stopped in the Black Hills, and a crowd of supporters joined her at Memorial Park.

People from all across the state and even Wyoming made it out to the event just to get a chance to hear her speak.

Jorgensen has been campaigning around the U.S. for the upcoming presidential election. She says it is tiring, but “energizing and electrifying” just to go around and meet groups of supporters.

Right now, Republicans and Democrats rule the ballots, so what does a libertarian stand for?

“[A libertarian is] somebody whose on your side and not the side of politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists in Washington,” Jorgenson said. “The reason I am running for president is because government is too big, bossy, too nosey, too intrusive, but the worst part is they usually hurt the very people they try to help. So Libertarians understand that you know what’s best for you and not the special interests in Washington.”

People lined up to ask her questions about COVID-19, racial issues and the hot button topic of the Supreme Court justice spot.

In the one on one exclusive interview we had with Jorgensen, Connor Matteson asked her questions about issues facing Native Americans not only in South Dakota but around the nation.

“That I believe that the U.S.government should respect any treaties that they have,” says Jorgensen. “We’ve seen the U.S. government go back on so many promises made to all Americans really such as social security, health care, but especially Native Americans. They really have not treated that population very well at all.”

Jorgensen says she is the only woman to be on the ballot in all 50 states twice. She was previously the party’s nominee for vice president in 1996.

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