National Convention

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The Libertarian National Convention is held every two years by the Libertarian Party to elect members of the Libertarian National Committee, and to conduct other party business such as Platform and Bylaws revisions and often includes guest speakers and other education events. In presidential election years, the convention delegates nominate the Libertarian presidential and vice-presidential candidates who then face the nominees of other parties in the November general election. Convention delegates are chosen through processes specific to each state affiliate with delegate allocation determined according to the number of national members they have and the number of votes received for the Libertarian Presidential candidate in that state in the prior presidential election.

The first Libertarian National Convention was held in 1972 in Denver, Colorado. John Hospers and Tonie Nathan were nominated presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively. They received the first electoral vote won by a woman, cast by Roger MacBride.

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