2004 Libertarian National Convention

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, on behalf of the U.S. Libertarian Party, nominated Michael Badnarik for the presidency and Richard Campagna for the vice-presidency in the 2004 presidential election. The convention was televised nationally on C-SPAN.

2004 Libertarian National Convention
2004 presidential election
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Nominees
Badnarik and Campagna
Convention
Date(s)May 28–31, 2004
CityAtlanta Georgia
VenueMarriott Marquis Hotel
Candidates
Presidential nomineeMichael Badnarik of Texas
Vice Presidential nomineeRichard Campagna of Iowa
Other candidatesGary Nolan of Ohio
Aaron Russo of California
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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]

Contents

SpeakersEdit

Those which attended include:

Voting for presidential nominationEdit

First ballotEdit

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 ballotEdit

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 ballotEdit

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 nominationEdit

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 ballotEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Libertarian National Convention Minutes, 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  2. ^ Libertarian Party Bylaws Archived 2008-06-05 at the Wayback Machine