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2016 Libertarian National Convention
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Convention
Dates: May 26—30, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida
Venue: Rosen Centre Hotel & Resort
Media
Website: Website
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The 2016 Libertarian National Convention was held in Orlando, Florida over the weekend of 26-30 May 2016.

Events

  • May 26 – The presidential candidates Marc Allan Feldman, Gary Johnson, John McAfee, Darryl W. Perry, and Austin Petersen participated in a political debate at the convention.
  • May 27 – A debate between the Libertarian candidates seeking the vice presidential nomination was held. On the same day, the candidates for chairperson of the LNC debated.
  • May 28 – A debate between the Libertarian presidential candidates was held. The debate was televised live by C-SPAN.[1] It was moderated by Larry Elder.
  • May 29 – The vote and nomination of the Libertarian presidential and vice-presidential candidates was held and televised by C-SPAN. Multiple ballots extended this.
    • In addition to the announcement of the Party's presidential ticket, a chairperson for the LNC was elected at the convention. Incumbent chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, Nicholas Sarwark was re-elected to the position.

Election of Presidential Nominee

Candidates


1st Ballot Results

2016 Libertarian Party Nomination for President of the United States 1st Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
Gary Johnson 458 49.51%
Austin Petersen 197 21.30%
John McAfee 131 14.16%
Darryl Perry 63 6.81%
Marc Allan Feldman 58 6.27%
Kevin McCormick 9 0.97%
NOTA 5 0.54%
Ron Paul (Write-in) 1 0.11%
Vermin Supreme (Write-in) 1 0.11%
Heidi Zemen (Write-in) 1 0.11%
Derrick Grayson (Write-in) 1 0.11%

No candidate received a majority of delegate votes, leading to the next round of voting. Kevin McCormick was eliminated from the 2nd ballot.

2nd Ballot Results

2016 Libertarian Party Nomination for President of the United States 2nd Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
Gary Johnson 518 55.82%
Austin Petersen 203 21.88%
John McAfee 131 14.12%
Darryl Perry 52 5.60%
Marc Allan Feldman 18 1.94%
NOTA 2 0.11%
Derrick Grayson (Write-in) 1 0.11%
Michael Shannon (Write-in) 1 0.11%
Rhett Smith (Write-in) 1 0.11%
Kevin McCormick (Write-in) 1 0.11%


Election of Vice Presidential Nominee

Candidates

  • Bill Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts (endorsed by Gary Johnson)
  • Larry Sharpe, Business Consultant from New York
  • Will Coley, National Director of Muslims4Liberty (endorsed by Darryl Perry)
  • Alicia Dearn, Attorney from Missouri (endorsed by Austin Petersen at convention)
  • Judd Weiss, Photographer and Activist from California (endorsed by John McAfee)
  • Derrick Grayson, Engineer from Georgia


1st Ballot

2016 Libertarian Party Nomination for Vice-President of the United States 1st Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
William Weld 426 49.022%
Larry Sharpe 264 30.280%
Will Coley 93 10.702%
Derrick Grayson 48 5.524%
Alicia Dearn 29 3.337%
NOTA (write-in) 6 0.690%
Daniel Hogan (write-in) 1 0.115%
Gary Johnson (write-in) 1 0.115%
Austin Petersen (write-in) 1 0.115%

No candidate received a majority of delegate votes, leading to the next round of voting. Alicia Dearn was eliminated from the 2nd ballot, and endorsed Bill Weld. Will Coley and Derrick Grayson withdrew from the race and endorsed Larry Sharpe.[2]

2nd Ballot

2016 Libertarian Party Nomination for Vice-President of the United States 1st Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
William Weld 441 50.573%
Larry Sharpe 409 46.904%
NOTA (write-in) 12 1.376%
Derrick Grayson (withdrew) 9 1.032%
Mark Stewart (write-in) 1 0.115%

Election of Officers

Chair

Nicholas Sarwark was reelected Chair in the first ballot.

Candidate Votes Percentage
Nicholas Sarwark 464 64.714%
Brett Pojunis 135 18.828%
Mark Rutherford 108 15.063%
NOTA (write-in) 5 0.697%
James Weeks (write-in) 2 0.279%
Brett Bittner (write-in) 1 0.139%
Vermin Supreme (write-in) 1 0.139%
Trey Waites (write-in) 1 0.139%
Total 717 100.000%

Vice Chair

1st Ballot

Candidate Votes Percentage
Arvin Vohra 206 47.685%
Sam Goldstein 90 20.833%
Jason Scheurer 77 17.824%
Marc Allan Feldman 56 12.963%
NOTA 3 0.694%
Total 432 100.000%

Feldman was dropped from the ballot while Goldstein and Scheurer withdraw, living Vohra the only candidate. A voice vote elected Vohra as Vice Chair.

Secretary

Candidate Votes Percentage
Alicia Mattson 298 70.118%
Jeff Wood 108 25.412%
NOTA (write-in) 19 4.471%

Treasurer

Candidate Votes Percentage
Tim Hagan 252 60.000%
Joshua Wilcoxson 152 36.190%
NOTA (write-in) 13 3.095%
George Phillies (write-in) 3 0.715%

External Links

References

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  2. http://www.lncregion1.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-Convention-Minutes-v2.pdf

Preceded by:
Columbus 2014
Libertarian National Convention
2016
Succeeded by:
2018



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