2004 Libertarian National Convention

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2004 Libertarian National Convention
2004 Presidential Election
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Nominee
Michael Badnarik
Convention
Date(s) May 28 - May 31
City Atlanta Georgia
Venue Marriott Marquis Hotel
Candidates
Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik of Texas
Vice Presidential nominee Richard Campagna of Iowa
Other candidates Gary Nolan of Ohio
Aaron Russo of California
2000  ·  2008

The 2004 Libertarian National Convention was held from May 28 to May 31, 2004 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel [1] in Atlanta, Georgia. The delegates at the convention, which was sponsored by the United States Libertarian Party, nominated Michael Badnarik for the presidency and Richard Campagna for the vice-presidency in the 2004 presidential election through the convention process, televised nationally by C-SPAN.

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]

Speakers[edit]

Those which attended include:

Voting for Presidential nomination[edit]

First ballot[edit]

After the first round, a motion was passed to suspend the rules and allow only the top three candidates from the first round to proceed to the second ballot.

2004 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Aaron Russo 258 33.16%
Michael Badnarik 256 32.90%
Gary Nolan 246 31.62%
None of the Above 10 1.29%
Jeffrey Diket 4 0.51%
Drew Carey 3 0.39%
Dave Hollist 1 0.13%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place

Second ballot[edit]

After the second round, Gary Nolan, not receiving the necessary votes to advance, endorsed Michael Badnarik.

2004 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 2
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Aaron Russo 285 36.40%
Michael Badnarik 249 31.80%
Gary Nolan 244 31.16%
None of the Above 5 0.64%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place

Third ballot[edit]

After the second round of voting, Gary Nolan addressed the convention, endorsing Michael Badnarik for the 2004 nomination of the Libertarian Party.

2004 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 3
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Michael Badnarik 423 54.37%
Aaron Russo 344 44.22%
None of the Above 11 1.41%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place

Voting for Vice Presidential nomination[edit]

A separate vote was held for the Vice Presidential nomination. Per convention rules, nominee Michael Badnarik addressed the crowd but, declined to declare a preference for running mate.

First ballot[edit]

Richard Campagna of Iowa was nominated as vice presidential candidate on the first ballot.

2004 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Richard Campagna 353 56.39%
Tamara Millay 220 35.14%
Garrett Hayes 36 5.75%
None of the Above 10 1.60%
Scott Jameson 7 1.12%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place

References[edit]