Libertarian National Committee Meets Prior to New Orleans Convention


Photo by Joe Buchman

(NEW ORLEANS) The pre-Convention meeting of the Libertarian National Committee was called to order at 4:08pm with five minutes for public comment.  2016 Vice-Presidential nominee, Governor Bill Weld was present (shown seated in the far center of the photo, in the gallery along the back wall), but did not make any public comments prior to leaving partway through the meeting).  Steward Flood, Chair of the Libertarian Party of South Carolina was recognized and offered his gratitude to LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark for encouraging former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford to register as a Libertarian following his defeat in the Republican primary for US House earlier this month.  He also thanked LNC Secretary Alicia Matson for being the one who was able, following requests made to various other officials, to remove any reference to Vice-Chair Arvin Vhora from the LP website and other materials as representing the Libertarian Party of South Carolina.

Chuck Moulton was recognized and thanked the LNC for not making the Judicial Committee do anything this term.

The agenda, officer reports and a link to recorded video of the meeting can be found HERE.

A livestream of the Libertarian National Convention will be available, starting tomorrow morning, HERE.

(See comments below for posts from others regarding the minutes/record/impressions of the rest of this meeting.)

4 thoughts on “Libertarian National Committee Meets Prior to New Orleans Convention

  1. Anastasia Beaverhausen

    “Steward Flood, Chair of the Libertarian Party of South Carolina was recognized and offered his gratitude to LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark for encouraging former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford to register as a Libertarian following his defeat in the Republican primary for US House earlier this month.”

    I’m rather appalled that (a) Sarwark thinks Mark Sanford is remotely close to being a Libertarian, and (b) somebody congratulated Sarwark for that boneheaded idea.

  2. Carol Moore/Secession.net

    Click on and thus blow up the photo and see who WELD is looking at – Ms. Pink hair? And his eyes only have to stray a bit to the left to see Starchild? in full regalia. Take that Bill Weld and Mark Sanford.

    I was going to do something freaky this time too. But this pollution and toxic-filled world had other plans for me. sigh…

    2020!!

  3. Michael Wilson

    I read that the Arizona party has gone to court to get their gubernatorial candidate on the ballot and that is being challenged by the LP. The article was unclear if that challenge is being done by national or the Arizona LP. Does anyone have any info on this? Did it come up at the meeting?

  4. Thane Eichenauer

    Michael Wilson,
    You may list what the Arizona Secretary of State has published relative to candidate ballot challenges here in Arizona at:
    https://azsos.gov/elections/running-office

    Doug Marks posted this picture of the filing/qualification receipt:
    https://www.facebook.com/CheckMarksForSenate/photos/a.1497170386996906.1073741828.1357420317638581/1738866779493931/?type=3&theater

    He published a claim as to why he chose to withdraw which has something to do with a certain paid petitioning firm that operates here in Arizona. I would think that he would be happy to offer some commentary if any person was interested as to the details of his previously posted claim.

    The sum of which is that unless some person or persons choose to run a write-in campaign and file the requisite paperwork on or before July 31st then the Arizona Libertarian Party will have no US Senate nor Governor candidates come primary day on Tuesday, August 31st.

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