IPR 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference Poll – Vice Presidential Results

In addition to voting for their presidential preference, voters in IPR’s Second 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference poll May 17–19 also selected their preference for the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nomination.

Overall, no candidate received a majority of the votes.  Spike Cohen had a plurality among all voters as well as Libertarian Party members.  Among delegates and alternates to the 2020 Libertarian National Convention, as well as delegates alone, Larry Sharpe received a majority after eight rounds of voting.

Delegates (85 votes):

First ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 32 (37.65%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 24 (28.24%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 11 (12.94%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 6 (7.06%)
  • John McAfee – 4 (4.71%)
  • John Monds – 3 (3.53%)
  • Jo Jorgensen – 2 (2.35%)
  • NOTA – 2 (2.35%)
  • Thomas Knapp – 1 (1.18%) (eliminated)

Second ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 33 (38.82%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 24 (28.24%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 11 (12.94%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 6 (7.06%)
  • John McAfee – 4 (4.71%)
  • John Monds – 3 (3.53%)
  • Jo Jorgensen – 2 (2.35%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 2 (2.35%)

Third ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 33 (38.82%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 25 (29.41%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 12 (14.12%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 6 (7.06%)
  • John McAfee – 4 (4.71%)
  • John Monds – 3 (3.53%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 2 (2.35%)

Fourth ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 33 (38.82%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 26 (30.59%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 12 (14.12%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 8 (9.41%)
  • John McAfee – 4 (4.71%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 2 (2.35%)

Fifth ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 34 (40.00%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 26 (30.59%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 14 (16.47%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 8 (9.41%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 3 (3.53%)

Sixth ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 35 (41.18%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 28 (32.94%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 17 (20.00%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 5 (5.88%)

Seventh ballot:

  • Larry Sharpe – 38 (44.71%)
  • Spike Cohen – 37 (43.53%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 10 (11.76%)

Eighth ballot:

  • Larry Sharpe – 46 (54.12%)
  • NOTA – 39 (45.88%)

Delegates and Alternates (116 votes):

First ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 40 (34.48%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 34 (29.31%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 13 (11.21%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 12 (10.34%)
  • John McAfee – 5 (4.31%)
  • John Monds – 4 (3.45%)
  • Thomas Knapp – 3 (2.59%)
  • NOTA – 3 (2.59%)
  • Jo Jorgensen – 2 (1.72%) (eliminated)

Second ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 40 (34.48%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 35 (30.17%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 14 (12.07%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 12 (10.34%)
  • John McAfee – 5 (4.31%)
  • John Monds – 4 (3.45%)
  • Thomas Knapp – 3 (2.59%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 3 (2.59%)

Third ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 42 (36.21%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 35 (30.17%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 14 (12.07%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 13 (11.21%)
  • John McAfee – 5 (4.31%)
  • John Monds – 4 (3.45%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 3 (2.59%)

Fourth ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 42 (36.21%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 37 (31.90%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 15 (12.93%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 14 (12.07%)
  • John McAfee – 5 (4.31%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 3 (2.59%)

Fifth ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 44 (37.93%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 37 (31.90%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 16 (13.79%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 15 (12.93%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 4 (3.45%)

Sixth ballot:

  • Spike Cohen – 47 (40.52%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 40 (34.48%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 20 (17.24%)  (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 9 (7.76%)

Seventh ballot:

  • Larry Sharpe – 51 (43.97%)
  • Spike Cohen – 49 (42.24%) (eliminated)
  • NOTA – 16 (13.79%)

Eighth ballot:

  • Larry Sharpe – 62 (53.45%)
  • NOTA – 54 (46.55%)

Party members (233 votes)

  • Spike Cohen – 82 (35.19%)
  • Larry Sharpe – 66 (28.33%)
  • Ken Armstrong – 20 (8.58%)
  • Nick Sarwark – 18 (7.73%)
  • John McAfee – 17 (7.30%)
  • Thomas Knapp – 8 (3.43%)
  • John Monds – 5 (2.15%)
  • NOTA – 4 (1.72%)
  • Jo Jorgensen – 3 (1.29%)
  • Vermin Supreme – 1 (0.43%)
  • LP Nominee – 1 (0.43%)
  • Bishop Hayes – 1 (0.43%)
  • Undecided – 1 (0.43%)
  • Jacob Hornberger – 1 (0.43%)
  • Vermin Supreme’s Boot – 1 (0.43%)
  • Jeff Wood – 1 (0.43%)
  • Nobody – 1 (0.43%)
  • Adam Kokesh – 1 (0.43%)
  • Jesse Ventura – 1 (0.43%)

All voters (401 votes):

  • Spike Cohen – 169 (42.14%)
  • Larry Sharpe 88 21.95%
  • John McAfee 43 10.72%
  • Nick Sarwark 27 6.73%
  • Ken Armstrong 25 6.23%
  • Thomas Knapp 15 3.74%
  • John Monds 5 1.25%
  • NOTA 5 1.25%
  • Vermin Supreme – 4 (1.00%)
  • Jo Jorgensen – 3 (0.75%)
  • Undecided – 3 (0.75%)
  • Vermin Supreme’s Boot – 2 (0.50%)
  • LP Nominee – 1 (0.25%)
  • Bishop Hayes – 1 (0.25%)
  • Jacob Hornberger – 1 (0.25%)
  • No preference – 1 (0.25%)
  • Sermin Vupreme – 1 (0.25%)
  • Ron Paul – 1 (0.25%)
  • Jeff Wood – 1 (0.25%)
  • Jimmy McMillan – 1 (0.25%)
  • Nobody – 1 (0.25%)
  • Adam Kokesh – 1 (0.25%)
  • Nominee Choice – 1 (0.25%)
  • Jesse Ventura – 1 (0.25%)

4 thoughts on “IPR 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference Poll – Vice Presidential Results

  1. Anthony Dlugos

    Had a feeling it would be Sharpe overtaking Spike after Armstrong delegates went his way.

  2. paulie

    This poll predicts Jorgensen-Sharpe will be the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential ticket.

    Seems accurate, and that’s a statistically valid sample even though it’s not scientific (self-selecting). I did one in person at a convention and even with a self-selecting sample it was very accurate.

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