1983 Libertarian National Convention

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1983 Libertarian National Convention
1984 Presidential Election

Nominees
Bergland and Lewis
Convention
Date(s) August 29 - September 4
City New York City
Candidates
Presidential nominee David Bergland of California
Vice Presidential nominee James A. Lewis of Connecticut
Other candidates Earl Ravenal of Washington D.C.
Mary Ruwart of Michigan
1979  ·  1987

The 1983 Libertarian National Convention was held from August 29 to September 4, 1983 at the Sheraton Hotel in New York, New York. The delegates at the convention, which was sponsored by the United States Libertarian Party, nominated David Bergland for the presidency and James A. Lewis for the vice-presidency in the 1984 presidential election.[1]

Libertarians hold a National Convention every two years to vote on party bylaws, platform and resolutions and elect national party officers and a judicial committee. Every four years it nominates presidential and vice-presidential candidates.[2]

Voting for Presidential nomination[edit]

First ballot[edit]

1983 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Earl Ravenal 190 n/a
David Bergland 185 n/a
Mary Ruwart 77 n/a
Toni Nathan  ?? n/a
Richard Siano  ?? n/a
None of the Above  ?? n/a
Others (scattered)  ?? n/a
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place

Second ballot[edit]

After the second round, Mary Ruwart dropped out, throwing her support for David Bergland.[3]

1983 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 2
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
David Bergland 218 n/a
Earl Ravenal 198 n/a
Mary Ruwart 99 n/a
Others (scattered)  ?? n/a
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place

Third ballot[edit]

1983 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 3
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
David Bergland 260 48.42%
Earl Ravenal 243 45.25%
None of the Above 34 6.33%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place

Fourth Ballot[edit]

1983 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 4
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
David Bergland 270 51.53%
Earl Ravenal 230 43.89%
None of the Above 24 4.58%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place

Voting for Vice Presidential nomination[edit]

A separate vote was held for the Vice Presidential nomination.

First ballot[edit]

After the first ballot, David Nolan (finishing third) dropped out, throwing his support for James A. Lewis

1983 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Mary Ruwart 140 31.39%
James A. Lewis 117 26.23%
David Nolan 84 18.83%
Joe Fuhrig 61 13.68%
Others (scattered) 44 9.87%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place

Second ballot[edit]

Upon Completion of the second ballot, Fuhrig withdrew, allowing Jim Lewis to secure the nomination on the third and final ballot.

1983 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 2
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
James A. Lewis 206 n/a
Mary Ruwart 145 n/a
Joe Fuhrig 91 n/a
Others (Scattered)  ?? n/a
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rothbard, Murray (Sep–Oct 1983). "Total Victory: How Sweet It Is!". The Libertarian Forum via Ludwig Von Mises Institute. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Libertarian Party Bylaws
  3. ^ Rothbard, Murray (Sep–Oct 1983). "Total Victory: How Sweet It Is!". The Libertarian Forum via Ludwig Von Mises Institute. p. 12. Retrieved May 28, 2012.