The 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention wrapped up over the weekend in New Orleans. After a weekend of discussion, debate, and parliamentary action, Nick Sarwark remained chairman and Alex Merced was elected to the position of Vice Chair.
Because it is not a presidential election year, there were no large presidential debates consisting of larger names. Because of this, the LNC did not garner quite as much media attention as it did in 2016, when multiple organizations were jumping on the chance to report on the party of Gary Johnson.
One news organization that did report on it, though, was Reason.
To the extent the the @LPNational‘s biannual convention was a referendum on the year-long fight between @nsarwark and @ThomasEWoods, Sarwark won in a rout. Meanwhile contoversialist @arvinvohra was booted from the vice-chairmanship. https://t.co/K6HxW1cG5U
— reason (@reason) July 4, 2018
One Twitter user asked if Tom Woods was running against Nicholas Sarwark because of the somewhat recent exchanges of words between them. Sarwark responded:
I don’t think he’s eligible.
A Chair has to be a sustaining member. I’ve seen no evidence that Dr. Woods has ever been a sustaining member of the @LPNational.
Of course, if Tom wants to be eligible, he would just need to visit https://t.co/yRVUFPV4Xb and take that first step.
— Nicholas Sarwark (@nsarwark) July 5, 2018
Tom Woods took him up on the offer and is now a member of the Libertarian Party.
Thank you for the invitation. I’ve just taken you up on it. https://t.co/5Uweb60bOv
— Tom Woods (@ThomasEWoods) July 5, 2018
Whether or not Tom Woods will run for chair in 2020 is unknown. The next convention is two years off, and will take place in Austin, Texas.
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