National Convention 2020

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2020 Libertarian National Convention
Convention
Dates: Memorial Day Weekend 2020
Location: Austin, Texas
Venue: TBD
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The 2020 Libertarian National Convention is the upcoming biannual Libertarian Party National Convention. It will be held on Memorial Day weekend in Austin, Texas.

Overview

The 2020 Convention will consist of proposals to amend the Libertarian Party bylaws, which are then voted on by convention delegates.

Additionally, convention delegates to the Libertarian National Convention will also nominate a President and Vice President to run on the Libertarian Party ticket for the 2020 United States Presidential election, as well as vote for Board Members of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC).

Delegates are selected by each of the state affiliates of the Libertarian Party.

The event is also expected to include seminars, forums, debates, discussion groups, and an exhibition hall.

Location

The three finalist cities for the convention location were: Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Candidates

The following are candidates for the LNC elections to take place in 2020.

None Of The Above is a valid candidate for all positions.[1]

Declared

These candidates have either filed paperwork to run for office (if applicable), issued a public announcement declaring their intention to run, or created a promotional/campaign page (through social media or a website).

President

Vice President

LNC Chair

Declared


Publicly Expressed Interest

These candidates have publicly stated they are interested in running, but have otherwise made no formal declaration to do so.

President

  • Mary Ruwart, author and activist from Texas. 1984 and 2008 Candidate for the Libertarian Presidential nomination, 1992 Candidate for the Libertarian Vice-Presidential nomination.[9]
  • Joe Walsh, former US House Representative from Illinois' 8th District [10]

Potential

These candidates have been/are speculated to be a possible candidate, but have neither confirmed or denied an interest in running:

President

  • John McAfee- former CEO of McAfee Inc. 2016 Candidate for Libertarian Nomination for President. (Declared for President, potentially as a Libertarian)[11]
  • Bill Weld- 68th Governor of Massachusetts, 2016 Libertarian Nominee for Vice President.[12][13][14][15]
  • Jo Jorgensen- Psychologist, 1996 Libertarian Nominee for Vice President

References

  1. http://www.lp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016_LP_Bylaws_and_Convention_Rules_w_2016_JC_Rules.pdf
  2. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ince4president/about/?ref=page_internal
  3. https://libertarianvindicator.com/2017/12/30/zoltan-istvan-to-run-for-2020-lp-presidential-candidate/
  4. http://kokeshfornotpresident.com/
  5. https://benleder.com/
  6. https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/06/controversialist-arvin-vohra-announces-2
  7. https://www.facebook.com/jeffwood4office/?notif_id=1526562927484697&notif_t=page_name_change
  8. https://www.facebook.com/Kyler-For-Libertarian-Chairman-2020-172571326896187/?hc_ref=ARTTpJxQf3J9LXA_MvAV1HNDIL1x-_zJ678s3gPGo9fxMq0R1Pk9cIaOlvGkzP2KoK8&fref=nf&hc_location=group
  9. http://www.salon.com/2017/07/18/watch-is-she-2020s-gary-johnson/
  10. https://thinkrightpolitics.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/joe-walsh-says-he-will-run-as-the-libertarian-candiate-for-president-if-trump-screws-up/
  11. https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1003387827395186688
  12. https://libertarianvindicator.com/2017/11/10/bill-weld-doesnt-rule-out-2020-run-says-2016-campaign-changed-his-views/
  13. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/10/31/the-return-bill-weld-who-knows-says/8QCXLTpaDfSi6n6XGDQlYK/story.html
  14. https://www.thejacknews.com/politics/political-highlights/gov-bill-weld-taking-serious-look-2020-libertarian-presidential/
  15. http://reason.com/blog/2018/05/02/bill-weld-lays-groundwork-for-2020-liber?utm_medium=email