LPKY Presidential Debate #5 will be the first debate among candidates seeking the Libertarian 2020 Presidential nomination to include Justin Amash.
Candidates: Vermin Supreme, Jo Jorgensen, Justin Amash, Jacob Hornberger, Jim Gray
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8 PM – 10 PM EDT
Also this Saturday, the party’s national committee will continue last Saturday’s zoom meeting. That meeting passed motions to, as Tom Knapp summarized:
Invoke the “impossibility” clause in its convention contract with the JW Marriott in Austin Texas; and
Postpone the 2020 Libertarian National Convention to a place to be determined, and an opening date no later than July 15; and
Adjourn their e-meeting to next Saturday to consider options for that move.
The motion passed last weekend specified that the “place” would have to be physical, and passed by a narrow margin. LNC chair Nick Sarwark more recently posted:
It is my ruling as Chair, and supported by the opinion of the Libertarian
National Committee’s special counsel, Oliver Hall, that “place” in the
bylaws can mean a virtual convention in the situation where it is
impossible for the vast majority of the selected delegates in the party to
travel to a physical location.
As such, a virtual convention held on Memorial Day weekend would be a
proper convention and compliant with the bylaws.
Yours in liberty,
This has elicited a number of very strong replies in subsequent postings to the LNC list.
When: May 9, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: LNC Meeting
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A number of LNC members have expressed the desire to hear from representatives of potential physical venues regarding their bids.
The Bylaws and convention rules committee will also be meeting on Sunday, continuing last Sunday’s meeting.