Libertarian Party kicks off presidential nominating convention
ORLANDO — On the eve of the opening of the 2016 Libertarian Nominating Convention, a record 985 delegates and 344 alternate delegates hailing from 50 states plus D.C. were credentialed to select the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees, possibly adopt changes to the party’s platform, and elect top party officials.
The convention will be called to order at 8:40 a.m. Friday, May 27 and adjourn approximately noon on Monday, May 30.
2016 is proving to be a banner year for the Libertarian Party:
From John Sapochetti of the Boston Herald on May 22:
“With a platform that is socially liberal and fiscally conservative, the Libertarian party’s national convention will take place this Thursday through Monday in Orlando, Fla., and in a ‘normal’ presidential election year this would be met with a ‘who cares.’
“But — as we have seen time and time again — the 2016 election has been anything but normal.
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