The conservative Life and Liberty Party held its first national convention this past Saturday on Zoom, as reported at American Third Party Report. It nominated party chairman J.R. Myers of Alaska for president and professor Tiara Lusk of Idaho for vice president. According to the party’s website, it is currently on the ballot in Arkansas and is attempting to appear on several others.
Myers, who was the Idaho Constitution Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2016 and the Constitution Party’s nominee for governor of Alaska in 2014, founded the party as an alternative to the Constitution Party, which has been plagued with infighting. According to Politics1, the Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Virginia, South Dakota, Texas, Illinois, and Indiana chapters of the Constitution Party have all disaffiliated from the national party. The Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia chapters are reportedly considering disaffiliating as well. The North Carolina and South Carolina affiliates are currently mulling whether to nominate a candidate other than the Constitution Party’s 2020 presidential nominee, businessman Don Blankenship. Politics1 believes some of these parties may ultimately give their nominations to the Myers/Lusk ticket.
At the Life and Liberty Party convention, with Myers already nominated for president, three candidates sought to be his running mate. Lusk won on the first ballot with 71 percent of the vote. Additionally, at the convention, the party elected officers and adopted a platform; U.S. Senate candidate Ray Writz of Idaho delivered remarks; and musician Jordan Page performed a tribute.
Afterwards, Myers and Lusk released the following post-convention video on YouTube: