For Immediate Release Sunday, May 29, 2016
ORLANDO — Today two-term Massachusetts governorWilliam Weld became the vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party at its nominating convention.
Earlier today,the delegates elected two-term New Mexico governorGary Johnson to be the party’s presidential nominee.
‘This is the highest-profile ticket in the Libertarian Party’s history,’ said Nicholas Sarwark, Libertarian Party Chair. ‘And it comes at a time when Americans yearn for a credible alternative to Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.’
Weld won 441 votes on the second ballot, barely overthe required majority of votes needed. Larry Sharpe, a trainer and coach for executives, came in second place with 409 votes.
The Libertarian, Democratic, and Republicanparties are the only politicalparties in the United States expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states this November.