Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson Wins Straw Poll in South Carolina

Gary-Johnsonx-large-1From South Carolina Libertarian Party here.

On May 7, 2016, the South Carolina Libertarian Party held a straw poll with the members that were present as the last event in its Nomination Convention.

The results were:

Gary Johnson – 12 votes
Austin Petersen – 10 Votes
Marc Feldman – 1 Vote
Jack Robinson – 3 Votes

[Jack Robinson is a resident of South Carolina who is also seeking the Libertarian nomination for US President]

John McAffee did not receive any votes.

While the results of the straw poll are NOT binding on the Delegates that will represent South Carolina at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, State Chairman Stewart Flood and State Vice Chairman Travis McCurry added a little twist just prior to the taking of the poll. They said since they were undecided about whom they should support at the National Convention, they would vote for the winner of the straw poll in the first round at the National Convention.

So, Gary Johnson will have at least two votes from South Carolina in the first round of voting.

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One thought on “Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson Wins Straw Poll in South Carolina

  1. Stewart Flood

    Packed house. We had 28 people in the room. Two were not members of the party and did not vote in the straw poll.

    At least a half-dozen to dozen other people indicated they might attend but did not appear. We nominated the following candidates.

    There were 23 delegates including the chair, who only casts a vote in the event of a tie:

    For US Senate, Bill Bledsoe, who received 22 of 22 votes cast
    For US House District 1, Michael Grier Jr, who received 22 of 22 votes cast
    For US House District 6, Rich Piotrowski, who received 22 of 22 votes cast
    For SC House District 3, Travis L McCurry, who received 22 of 22 votes cast
    For SC House District 4, Joey Lum, who received 22 of 22 votes cast
    For SC House District 79, Victor Kocher, who received 22 of 22 votes cast
    For SC House District 110, Will Freeman, who received 21 of 22 votes cast with one vote for NOTA
    For Edgefield County Probate Judge, Keven Beck, who received 21 of 22 votes cast with one vote for NOTA

    Bill Bledsoe filed with the Libertarian Party as well as the Constitution Party. Their convention is next week.

    Will Freeman filed with the Libertarian Party as well as the Republican Party. Their primary is the first Tuesday in June. There are a total of four candidates seeking the Republican nomination.

    Under South Carolina Election Law, candidates may seek the nomination of multiple parties but must win the nomination of all parties they file with to remain on the ballot for the general election.

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