Thursday, March 29, 2012

R. Lee Wrights Beats Gary Johnson In Presidential Straw Poll Conducted At Libertarian Party Of Tennessee State Convention

The Libertarian Party of Tennessee (LPTN) held its State Convention March 23-24, 2012 at the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel (Nashville Airport) located at 2424 Atrium Way in Nashville, Tennessee. The 33 LPTN delegates credentialed to vote at that convention participated in a Presidential Straw Poll conducted on March 24, 2012 after candidates seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012 (or their surrogates) addressed the delegates in person or by video.

The results of the Libertarian Party of Tennessee Presidential Straw Poll were as follows:

R. Lee Wrights - 16 votes (48.49%)
Gary Johnson - 8 votes (24.24%)
N.O.T.A. - 5 votes (15.15%)
Jim Burns - 1 vote (3.03%)
Carl Person - 1 vote (3.03%)
Joy Waymire - 1 vote (3.03%)
Kelly Wall (Write-In) - 1 vote (3.03%)
R.J. Harris - 0 votes (0.00%)
James Ogle - 0 votes (0.00%)
Leroy Saunders - 0 votes (0.00%)
Bill Still - 0 votes (0.00%)

Carl Person addressed the delegates in person. Gary Johnson was not in attendance but was represented by Jay Hill, one of his Surrogate Speakers. R. Lee Wrights was not present but sent in a video presentation. Kelly Wall, the person who received the write-in vote, is a local activist who is the Voice of Freedom Editor and the Mountain Region Coordinator for the Libertarian Party of Tennessee.

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