Thursday, June 30, 2016

Libertarian National Convention 2016 Mega-Post (Live Video Footage and Press Conferences)

Libertarian National Convention 2016 Mega-Post

(Live Video Footage and Press Conferences)

The following contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar; who regularly publishes content to the WashCo Chronicle and other online publications.

#LEGALIZEFREEDOM was the Official Hashtag used throughout the Convention
Upon arrival in Orlando, Florida I was a little late to the convention having arrived at 4:30 PM EST and not making it in till about 6 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016.  There was time to get a feel for the candidates and check out the other State Delegates from across the Nation.  It was reported that 997 Delegates that were eligible to vote, were in attendance.  There was more when you include guests.

One of the major platform adaptations that pass was the stance against the State Death Penalty:

"We oppose the administration of the death penalty by the state."

Judicial Reform‬ must happen and there is currently 2% that are later found "Not Guilty" that are subjected to this. It is a violation of the NAP‬.

The follow videos are the Presidential Candidate speeches after they secured their spot in the final debate.  The list of final Candidates were determined by the token voting system that all State Delegates were given upon registration arrival.

John McAfee

Gary Johnson

Marc Feldman

Austin Petersen

 The follow videos are the Presidential Candidate debates that were held at 8 PM EST May 28, 2016

Part 1 (1 Hour 30 Minutes due to Facebook Live time limits)

Part 2  (45 Minutes)

 May 29, 2016

Good morning, America from #Orlando, #FL at the 2016 #Libertarian National Convention #LNC. The votes were cast for the #Presidential Candidates yesterday, along with the final debate. They left it all on the stage.

Today, the vote to decide without a doubt, the nominated Presidential Candidate of 2016. Stay Tuned!

5 Minutes before the first Press Conference of the day

Press Conference with LP Chairman, Nicholas Sarwark

The second round of State Delegate voting for the Presidential Candidate Nominee

Gary Johnson Presidential Nomination Victory Speech

Press Conference after the Presidential Nomination of Gary Johnson

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Concession Speeches 

The following videos are the Vice Presidential Candidates before the State Delegate vote

 Will Weld

Derrick Grayson 

Alicia Dearn 

Larry Sharpe (Video Package Before Speaking) 

Larry Sharpe

Will Coley

Gary Johnson on Bill Weld before VP Delegate Vote 

VP Candidate Results for LP LNC Round 1 

After the first round of voting,
VP candidates began to make their announcements of dropping from the race

Will Coley Consensus Speech and Endorsement of Sharpe

 Alicia Dearn drops to Endorse Weld

Grayson Drops to Endorse Sharpe 

Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Results Final 

Sharpe speaks after Weld wins the Nomination for VP 

Press Conference after Johnson and Weld ticket confirmed 

It was controversial, it was emotional.  At the end of the day, the Libertarian party was given a Johnson/Weld ticket for 2016.

The next day, on May 30th, Chairman of the Libertarian Party, Nicholas Sarwark was re-elected.

The Vice Chairman position was won by Arvin Vohra

After the closing of the event on that Monday, May 30th, 2016, David Malekar gave one final broadcast live from Orlando, FL regarding the event and some personal thoughts.

A month later, we have seen a historic amount of Mainstream Media Press Coverage for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.  They have had Town Hall meetings on CNN, the Gary Johnson Facebook page has soared about 100k likes since before the convention, and many disgruntled Bernie Sanders fans have jumped aboard the Libertarian Train.

In closing, this article is dedicated to the now late Dr. Marc Allan Feldman, who sadly left this world on June 23rd, 2016.  He is a Hero in the Libertarian Party, and in person.  He helped saved the life of someone while at the LNC who had been a victim of a hit and run outside one of the entrances.  You will be sorely missed.  May the Party win many elections this year in your honor.

Lead Contributor for the Liberty Chronicle Independent, David Malekar (left)
The Late and Great Dr. Marc Allan Feldman, 2016 LP Presidential Candidate (right)