1991 Libertarian National Convention

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1991 Libertarian National Convention
1992 Presidential Election
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Nominee
Andre Marrou
Convention
Date(s) August 29–31
City Chicago Illinois
Candidates
Presidential nominee Andre Marrou of Alaska
Vice Presidential nominee Nancy Lord of Nevada
Other candidates Richard Boddie of California
1987  ·  1996

The 1991 Libertarian National Convention was held in Chicago, Illinois from August 29 to August 31, 1991. Andre Marrou of Alaska was chosen as the party's presidential candidate, becoming the Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States in the 1992 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]

Andre Marrou was elected on the first ballot, gathering a majority of the voting delegates, securing nomination.[3]

1991 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Andre Marrou 257 53.32%
Richard Boddie 187 38.80%
None of the Above 20 4.15%
Hans Schroeder 7 1.45%
David Raaflaub 6 1.24%
Others (scattered) 5 1.04%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place

Voting for Vice Presidential Nomination[edit]

A separate vote was held for the Vice Presidential nomination. Nancy Lord was nominated on the third ballot.[4]

First ballot[edit]

1991 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Richard Boddie 179 40.59%
Mary Ruwart 129 29.25%
Nancy Lord 98 22.22%
Calvin Warburton 19 4.31%
Craig Franklin 10 2.27%
Others (scattered) 6 1.36%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place

Second Ballot[edit]

After the second ballot, Ruwart dropped out of the race.

1991 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Nancy Lord 179 42.62%
Richard Boddie 161 38.33%
Mary Ruwart 64 15.24%
Others (scattered) 16 3.81%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place

Third Ballot[edit]

Nancy Lord defeated Richard Boddie on the third ballot, securing the Libertarian Party nomination for Vice President.

1991 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 2
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Nancy Lord 223 53.48%
Richard Boddie 185 44.36%
Others (scattered) 9 2.16%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walsh, Edward (September 1, 1991). "Libertarian Party Nominates Real Estate Broker for Run at a Million Votes". The Washington Post via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Libertarian Party Bylaws
  3. ^ Arthur, Chester Alan (November 1991). "My Kind of Town". Liberty Magazine via Ludwig Von Mises Institute. p. 41. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ Arthur, Chester Alan (November 1991). "My Kind of Town". Liberty Magazine via Ludwig Von Mises Institute. pp. 41–42. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 

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