1987 Libertarian National Convention

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1987 Libertarian National Convention
1988 presidential election
Ron paul.jpg Marrou-1988-Richmond.jpg
Paul and Marrou
Date(s) September 4–6, 1987
City Seattle, Washington
Presidential nominee Ron Paul of Texas
Vice Presidential nominee Andre Marrou of Alaska
Other candidates Russel Means of South Dakota
1985  ·  1989

The 1987 Libertarian National Convention was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, Washington, from September 4 to September 6, 1987.[1] Ron Paul of Texas was chosen as the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1988 election.[2]

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.[3]

Voting for presidential nomination[edit]

First ballot[edit]

Ron Paul was elected on the first ballot, gathering a majority of the voting delegates, securing nomination.[2]

1987 Libertarian Party National Convention total vote count: Round 1
Candidate Total votes cast Percent of votes cast
Ron Paul 196 51.31%
Russell Means 120 31.41%
James A. Lewis 49 12.83%
None of the Above 14 3.66%
Harry Glenn 3 0.79%
Color key: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place

Voting for vice presidential nomination[edit]

A separate vote was held for the vice presidential nomination. Andre Marrou of Alaska was nominated without opposition.[2]


  1. ^ Gilmore, Susan (September 6, 1987). "Libertarian nominee plans to spread word". The Seattle Times. p. A1. 
  2. ^ a b c Turner, Wallace (September 6, 1987). "Libertarians Pick Ex-Congressman in '88 Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Libertarian Party Bylaws". Archived from the original on 2008-06-05.