Arvin Vohra

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Arvin Vohra
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Vice-Chair
Libertarian National Committee
June 29, 2014—July 2018
Predecessor: R. Lee Wrights
Successor: Alex Merced
Personal Details
Birth: (1979-05-09) May 9, 1979 (age 42)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Education: Brown University
Occupation: Businessman, Author
Residence: Bethesda, Maryland
Party: Libertarian Party
Facebook: Facebook
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Arvin Vohra is a business man and author from Bethesda, Maryland. He a former Vice-Chair of the Libertarian National Committee and previously sought the Libertarian Party of Maryland's nomination for Senate in the 2018 United States Senate- Maryland election. He was the Libertarian candidate in the 2016 United States Senate- Maryland election, as well as the Libertarian Party of Maryland candidate for the US House of Representatives in 2014 and 2012.

Elections

2016 U.S. Senate Campaign

2016 U.S. Senate Elections- Maryland [1]
Party Candidate Name Percent Votes
Democratic Chris Van Hollen 60.9% 1,659,907
Republican Kathy Szeliga 35.7% 972,557
Green Margaret Flowers 3.3% 89,970
Others Various, Write-ins 0.1% 3,756

Votes To Suspend Vohra From the LNC

First Vote

In January 2018, Vohra stirred up controversy with multiple Facebook posts opposing age of consent laws and making what some saw as inappropriate suggestions that, as an educator, he would not categorically rule out a young teenager as an appropriate romantic partner.[2] Others, particularly Larry Sharpe objected to Vohra's characterization of all military personnel as "murderers." The Libertarian National Committee called an electronic meeting on February 2, 2018 to vote on a motion to suspend Vohra from his position as LNC Vice Chair. The vote was 8-8, failing to reach the required threshold of 2/3 of the LNC. Voting "Yes": Sam Goldstein, Tim Hagan, Caryn Ann Harlos, Alicia Mattson, Patrick McKnight, William Redpath, Aaron Starr, and Elizabeth Van Horn. Voting "No": Whitney Bilyeu, David Pratt Demarest, Daniel Hayes, Joshua Katz, Jim Lark, Steven Nekhaila, Starchild, and Arvin Vohra. LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark abstained.[3]

In response to the failure to suspend Vohra, Region 8 Alternate Larry Sharpe resigned from his position on the LNC. [4]

Second Vote

Vohra continued his controversial public statements with a post entitled "Bad Idea: School Shootings. Good Idea: School Board Shootings." [5] He did later claim that the suggestion of shooting up school boards was a joke.

An email ballot was started on April 3, 2018 to suspend Vohra from his Vice Chair position.[6] The vote was 11-6, failing to meet the 2/3 threshold by one vote. Voting "Yes": Whitney Bilyeu, Sam Goldstein, Tim Hagan, Caryn Ann Harlos, Daniel Hayes, Jeff Hewitt, Joshua Katz, Alicia Mattson, Justin O'Donnell, William Redpath, and Elizabeth Van Horn. Voting "No": David Pratt Demarest, Jim Lark, Ed Marsh, Nicholas Sarwark, Starchild, and Arvin Vohra.[7]

The delegates ultimately made the decision by failing to re-elect Vohra at the National Convention 2018.

2020 Campaign for President of the United States

In July 2018, Vohra announced his candidacy for President of the United States, seeking the Libertarian Party's nomination. [8]

On May 23 2020, the Libertarian Party nominated Jo Jorgensen for President.

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