A vice presidential candidate nominee visited Lubbock Wednesday on a multi-state bus tour.
Spike Cohen is running on the Libertarian ticket with Jo Jorgenson. Analysts describe that party as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
Cohen held is rally at the Tim Cole statue near 19th and University. He says his party is focused on taking back the power from the major parties who stole it from the people.
"We are seeing the logical conclusion of the Republicans and Democrats and their exclusive control of every level of power in government for the past 160 years. We see racial inequality, we see an increasingly out-of-control, militarized police state, we see a pandemic that was imposed upon us because the federal government didn't allow medical professionals to test COVID patients for the first two months that the virus was here, we see the lockdowns that have happened as a result of that," he said.
"All of that, all these harmful and abusive and inequitable outcomes that have happened are a direct result of a small group of people who've decided that they can take from everyone else whenever they see fit; we seek to dismantle that."
Cohen says Jorgenson would be a welcome respite from DC cronyism. That's opposed, he says to both Joe Biden and President Trump. They'll be on the Nov. 3 ballot.