2016 Presidential Candidate Scorecard:

Beginning in the fall of 2015, Liberty Guard scored all declared candidates in the Democratic and the Republican parties. Each candidate was given a score from zero to ten, based on objective analysis of each.

Candidates were scored based on their on public statements, announced platforms/plans, and their voting record (either as an incumbent or prior public office). The categories included: healthcare, national security, taxation, immigration, electronic privacy, 2nd Amendment, cronyism, budget, education, and ethics; liberty-minded sub-topics were used as the judging criteria. Most notably (and unlike any other scorecard), Liberty Guard rated candidates on cronyism and ethics.

Given that the field narrowed after early caucuses and primaries the scorecard was updated to reflect only the remaining candidates.