Press Release

For Immediate Release

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:

Boston Herald: Johnson-Weld not your typical third-party ticket

ImageFrom 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.

LNC Meeting May 26, 2016 in Orlando, FL

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Orlando, FL, Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Location and hotel details:

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, May 26, 2016: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Agendas are usually modified after the start of the meeting.

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Put third party candidates in debates

ImageAn opinion piece by Barry Fagin was published at the Colorado Springs Gazette on May 19:

Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC discusses Johnson–Weld ticket

ImageA Gary Johnson–Bill Weld Presidential/Vice-Presidential Libertarian Party ticket was the subject of a lengthy discussion on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC on May 19.

Click here to watch the full report.

Jason Lebeck

US House of Representatives District 1,

Election Date: November 8, 2016

Phone: (920) 222-0580

Poll #3: Who do you want to be the 2016 Libertarian Party nominee for president?

Joey Berry
0% (14 votes)
Brian Briggs
0% (7 votes)
Thomas Clements
0% (8 votes)
Keenan Dunham
0% (7 votes)
Marc Allan Feldman
0% (75 votes)
Malisia Garcia
0% (25 votes)
Gary Johnson
34% (7605 votes)
John McAfee
10% (2244 votes)
Kevin McCormick
3% (774 votes)
Robert Milnes
0% (9 votes)
Darryl Perry
1% (252 votes)
Austin Petersen
47% (10674 votes)
Derrick Michael Reid
0% (15 votes)
Jack Robinson, Jr.
0% (31 votes)
Mike Shannon
0% (19 votes)
Rhett Smith
0% (15 votes)
Shawna Joy Sterling
0% (26 votes)
Heidi Zeman
0% (23 votes)
None of the above
1% (291 votes)
2% (429 votes)
Total votes: 22543

Potential LP vice-presidential nominee interviewed on MSNBC

ImageWilliam Weld, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party vice-presidential nomination, and a two-term former governor of Massachusetts, appeared on the MSNBC show “Meet The Press Daily” on May 20.

Click here to watch the video.

David Melchert

State House District 97,

Election Date: November 8, 2016

Garrett Byrd

State House District 80,

Election Date: November 8, 2016


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