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Jan 17, 2016 2:42 PM

Libertarian group nearing 20,000 signers to move to NH

The Associated Press

CONCORD — New Hampshire's Free State Project founder says he believes the group will soon get its 20,000th pledge from like-minded libertarians vowing to move to the Granite State and work to limit the government's interference in their lives.

The Concord Monitor reports that founder Jason Sorens doesn't believe all will follow through on the non-binding agreement. He said about 2,000 have moved to the state to join the movement so far, and estimates there will be 6,000 to 8,000 living in New Hampshire in five years.

Sorens, who has a doctorate in political science from Yale University and lectures at Dartmouth College, launched the movement in 2001 with a manifesto he wrote.

He said 18 Free Staters currently serve in the state House of Representatives.

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