By Bryan Doherty
In a day-long virtual meeting, after four ballots, the 1,035 delegates assembled for the Libertarian Party’s online convention selected Jo Jorgensen as their presidential candidate.
She won with slightly over 51 percent of the vote (not every delegate voted in every round) on that fourth ballot, with 524 votes. Jacob Hornberger came in second, with nearly 28 percent of the vote. Vermin Supreme came in third, with 20 percent of the final vote.
Reason ran an interview with Jorgensen, a lecturer in psychology at Clemson who was the party’s vice presidential candidate on a ticket with Harry Browne in 1996, on Thursday.
The party’s voting procedure involved six candidates officially in nomination: Jorgensen, Jacob Hornberger, Vermin Supreme, John Monds, Judge James Gray, and Adam Kokesh. (Members could vote for other people if they wanted, or for none of the above, and many did.)