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2000 Libertarian National Convention

 

2000 Libertarian National Convention

2000 Libertarian National Convention
2000 Presidential Election

Nominees
Browne and Olivier
Convention
Date(s) June 30 - July 4
City Anaheim, California
Candidates
Presidential nominee Harry Browne of Tennessee
Vice Presidential nominee Art Olivier of California
Other candidates Don Gorman of New Hampshire
Jacob Hornberger of Virginia

The 2000 Libertarian National Convention was held in Anaheim, California, from June 30 to July 4, 2000. Harry Browne was again chosen as the party's presidential candidate, becoming the first Libertarian Party candidate to run twice for President of the United States.[1]

The theme of the 2000 convention was "America's Future: Liberty, Responsibility, & Community."

Libertarians hold a National Convention every two years to vote on party bylaws, platform and resolutions and elect national party officers and a judicial committee. Every four years it nominates presidential and vice-presidential candidates.[2]

Speakers

Those who attended include:

Voting for Presidential Nomination

First ballot

Harry Browne was elected on the first ballot, gathering a majority of the voting delegates, securing nomination.[3][4]

2000 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Harry Browne 493 56.15%
Don Gorman 166 18.91%
Jacob Hornberger 120 13.67%
Barry Hess 53 6.04%
None of the Above 23 2.62%
Write-In (scattered) 15 1.71%
Dave Hollist 8 0.91%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place

Voting for Vice Presidential Nomination

A separate vote was held for the Vice Presidential nomination. Former Bellflower, California Mayor, Art Olivier was nominated on the second ballot.[5]

First ballot

After the first round, the rules were suspended, and a motion carried to only allow the top two candidates to appear on the second ballot.
2000 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Art Olivier 333 43.99%
Steve Kubby 303 40.03%
Ken Krawchuk 70 9.25%
Don Gorman 29 3.83%
None of the Above 10 1.32%
Gail Lightfoot 7 0.09%
Write-In (scattered) 7 0.09%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place

Second ballot

Art Oliver defeated Steve Kubby on the second ballot, securing the Libertarian Party nomination for Vice President.[6]

2000 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 2
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Art Olivier 418 55.29%
Steve Kubby 338 44.71%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place

References

  1. ^ Werner, Erica (July 3, 2000). "Libertarians nominate Brown for presidency".  
  2. ^ Libertarian Party Bylaws
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [4]

External links

  • 2000 Libertarian Presidential Campaign Platform
  • 2000 Libertarian Convention
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