Libertarian Party of New Hampshire Annual Convention: Live Blogging in Comments

banner_lpnh_180The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire Annual Convention is beginning and Darryl Perry has agreed to live-blog updates in the comments below.

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52 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of New Hampshire Annual Convention: Live Blogging in Comments

  1. Andy Craig

    How’s attendance?

    In NH-related news, the FSP will probably be “triggering the move” this month, when their signer count hits 20k.

  2. Darryl W. Perry

    Chair’s report:
    lawsuit against state, LPNH lost, appeal is pending
    monthly Exec Committee meetings
    LNC offering state affiliate support
    Rich T. is on bylaws committee
    Darryl is on bylaws committee

    Question about petitioning strategy: proposal is to do individual candidate petitions

  3. Darryl W. Perry

    Motion to amend Party constitution to modify officer requirements – approved, to be ratified at next convention
    Motion to modify Exec Committee authority to fill vacancies; removing redundant sentence.
    Motion to amend manner in which Constitution is amended.
    All approved

    Ratification of amendment to require yearly convention.
    ratified 8-0

  4. Darryl W. Perry


    Resolved: The delegates to the 2016 Libertarian Party of New Hampshire state convention congratulate the Free State Project on nearing completion of its goal of reaching 20,000 participants who state their “intent to move to New Hampshire within 5 years of the Free State Project reaching 20,000 participants.” And further state their intent to “exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of individuals’ rights to life, liberty, and property.”; AND
    The delegates to the 2016 Libertarian Party of New Hampshire state convention formally welcome to New Hampshire all people who support and advocate for the ideas of liberty; AND
    The delegates to the 2016 Libertarian Party of New Hampshire state convention invite all such immigrants into NH to join the LPNH.

    passed by unanimous consent

    5 minute recess

  5. Darryl W. Perry

    Darryl nominated chair, declined nomination
    Rich T. nominated chair; accept
    Brian Chabot nominated Vice-Chair; accepted
    Darryl nominated Secretary; accepted

    motion to approve slate; no objection

  6. Darryl W. Perry

    Membership committee:

    Brian C. nominated for Membership committee, accepted
    Earle Kolb nominated for Membership committee, accepted
    Robert Lombardo nominated for Membership committee, accepted

    approved without objectio

  7. Darryl W. Perry

    Judicial committee:

    John B. nominated; accepted
    Rosalie nominated; accepted
    Brenden Kelly nominated, question about his membership, no second
    Rich Kahn nominated & seconded

    John, Rosalie & Rich approved without objection

  8. Darryl W. Perry

    Using approval voting:
    Gary Johnson 7
    NOTA 6
    Darryl W. Perry 4
    Marc Feldman 2
    Derrick Michael Reid 1

    Gary Johnson will receive 1 vote from the NH delegation, likely to be cast by the Chair

  9. Stewart Flood

    Sweep all 50 states? Is this for real? He actually believes he’ll win all 50 states?

  10. Stewart Flood

    Is this the guy who walks around in a 19th century military uniform?

    Even if he were sane, could he really expect to get any delegates from South Carolina to vote for someone wearing a Union uniform? 🙂

    (point to note: I don’t know if any of our delegates to the national convention this year were actually born in South Carolina. Most of us are transplants)

  11. Darryl W. Perry

    Johnson won the straw poll. The LPNH Chair will is pledged to cast his first round ballot for Johnson. If voting goes to a second ballot, the chair is no longer pledged to cast his ballot for Johnson.

    Yes, as a member of the LPNH, I voted in the straw poll

  12. Darryl W. Perry

    @Richard, the only candidate nominated was for US Senate. There will likely be another convention for nominating more candidates at some point before the filing period in June.

  13. paulie

    Thanks for the reporting. Is Reid planning to sweep all 50 states in full uniform? Among the delegates at the national convention, in the electoral college, and/or both?

  14. Joshua K.

    Isn’t the state convention where the LPNH selects their delegates to the national convention? Has that happened, and are any of the selected national delegates pledged to any of the presidential candidates?

  15. Thomas L. Knapp


    LPNH has an odd delegate selection process. Most states just select delegates, and there’s no commitment to a particular candidate since it can’t be enforced.

    LPNH has a history of selecting one “committed” delegate at at least one convention prior to the national nominating convention. This year Gary Johnson won the straw poll and the chair was selected as a “committed to Gary Johnson” delegate (after the first ballot he’s free to support anyone he wants — and there’s nothing to stop him from dropping Johnson on the first ballot, either, except his word and the fact that he might face repercussions back home afterward).

  16. Darryl W. Perry

    Three attendees to the LPNH convention indicated they would be attending the National Convention, and will be delegates; NH has 10 delegate slots, the EC will be able to confirm/appoint other delegates.

  17. Caryn Ann Harlos Post author

    Oh I am sorry, I knew you were not asking about us… I just darted in anyways:)

  18. paulie

    That’s fine. It gave me the idea of starting a list of all the states on this. Still wondering about NH, if and when someone does know.

  19. paulie

    Alabama and Georgia both have, at least a number of times. As far as I know that hasn’t changed. Michigan did as of 2000, when I sat with them.

  20. Darryl W Perry

    I’m not sure if LPNH would allow a non-domiciled person be a delegate. I use domicile not residency because the two are distinct terms and one need not be a resident to vote in NH, though one does need a domicile.

  21. paulie

    What is the difference? Is a homeless person a resident, domiciled, neither, or both? Someone who lives in their car? Someone who bounces around from couch to couch? A full time RVer? Someone who lives on a houseboat? How about people who live in motels like myself?

  22. Darryl W. Perry

    What is the difference?
    A resident is a person domiciled in the state who has taken steps to be a resident, and intends to be an inhabitant and maintain domicile for the indefinite future. Whereas someone with a domicile who is not a resident (i.e college student, someone working in the state for a set period of years, etc) has an intention to leave the state at some point.

    Is a homeless person a resident, domiciled, neither, or both?
    possibly, it depends upon the intent of the person.

    Someone who lives in their car?
    domiciled, yes; resident possibly – again it depends on the intent of the person. The same applies to the rest of your questions. That said, I do not consider myself a NH resident, however I am domiciled in NH and thus eligible to vote and run for local office.

  23. Darryl W. Perry

    Intent can be pretty hard to prove. And subject to change at any time.
    Yes, which is why there is always legislation of some sort to clarify who is and is not a resident. Most of the bills are aimed at preventing college students and supposed “drive-by voters” from being able to vote in NH.

  24. Glenn klink

    I am looking to connect with someone working in Concord

    In Marketing and how we can get HIM on the stage at the national debate stage

    It starts with the FIRST IN THE NATION 2.0llll


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