Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cool Show, But a Bit of Disinformation

On yesterday's "Freedom Works" -- the Paul Molloy Show, on WTAN 1340 AM in Tampa, Florida, Libertarian National Committee political director Carla Howell appears and discusses the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination race with Paul. Nicely done, and you should give it a listen.

But there is one problem with one piece of information Carla shares.

In describing the nomination process, she says that delegates to the Libertarian National Convention are free to vote their conscience -- that is, to support whichever candidate they think best -- unless their state parties have passed measures requiring them to support a particular candidate on the first ballot.

That's incorrect. The Libertarian National Convention rules explicitly prohibit the "unit rule" under which delegates are bound as a group to vote a certain way. Every delegate is free to vote for his or her choice of presidential candidate on every ballot.

Just wanted to get that out there.

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