Only three people received enough votes to be on the committee. They are: Alicia Dearn 216 votes – 59.178 %, Gary Johnson of Texas 193 votes – 5/2.877 %, and Chuck Moulton 184 votes – 50.411 %.
From secretary Alicia Mattson:
To LNC (cc: JC candidates),
National conventions create a special kind of exhaustion for those working the whole time. My Tuesday morning started early, and I fell asleep last night before I could finish the Judicial Committee election results. I just completed them a short while ago.
The attached PDF contains the Judicial Committee election results. There are seven Judicial Committee seats. Three candidates received a majority to be elected.
Please note that LP Bylaws Article 9.1 includes the sentence, “The remaining members of the Judicial Committee shall appoint new members if vacancies occur, such appointees to serve until the final adjournment of the next Regular Convention.”
There were three nominated JC candidates for whom I could not find email addresses: Chris Wiest, Chris Robinson, Rich Piotrowski. The other nominated candidates are cc’d on this message. If you have contact info for the other three candidates, I’m sure they would appreciate you forwarding this to them.
Dear Alicia Mattson,
Please post this message online on the LNC Business list:
The Judicial Committee is supposed to have seven members. Only three received a majority in the approval voting process at the 2016 national convention.
The three members of the Judicial Committee elected by the delegates, Alicia Dearn, Gary Johnson of Texas, and Chuck Moulton, have communicated by email.
We have ruled unanimously that, as the “remaining members” of the committee, we have the authority to fill vacancies, although we are less than the quorum of five specified in the bylaws.
We have decided informally to reject, by 1 to 2, the idea of filling the vacancies with the next four vote getters.
We have decided unanimously to fill the vacancies with four individuals who were not nominated at the convention and therefore were not “disapproved” of by a majority of the delegates in the approval voting process.
We have voted unanimously by email ballot to fill the vacancies with Michael Badnarik, John Buttrick, Bill Hall, and Rob Latham.