1987 Libertarian National Convention
The 1987 Libertarian National Convention was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, Washington, from September 4 to September 6, 1987. Ron Paul of Texas was chosen as the Libertarian Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1988 election.
|1988 presidential election|
Paul and Marrou
|Date(s)||September 4–6, 1987|
|Presidential nominee||Ron Paul of Texas|
|Vice Presidential nominee||Andre Marrou of Alaska|
|Other candidates||Russel Means of South Dakota|
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.
Voting for presidential nominationEdit
Ron Paul was elected on the first ballot, gathering a majority of the voting delegates, securing nomination.
|Candidate||Total votes cast||Percent of votes cast|
|James A. Lewis||49||12.83%|
|None of the Above||14||3.66%|
Voting for vice presidential nominationEdit
- Gilmore, Susan (September 6, 1987). "Libertarian nominee plans to spread word". The Seattle Times. p. A1.
- Turner, Wallace (September 6, 1987). "Libertarians Pick Ex-Congressman in '88 Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
- "Libertarian Party Bylaws". Archived from the original on 2008-06-05.