The Liberty Conservative has just received a photo from an anonymous delegate at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, where the Libertarian Party’s 2016 Presidential nominee is being selected. This photo is of the final results of the straw poll taken of the delegates to determine who will make the debate stage for tonight’s CSPAN Debate. With the cut off having been in the mid 80’s for entry, there will be five candidates on the stage. That being said, what is more interesting about these results is Gary Johnson’s underwhelming performance in the straw poll. This was a poll exclusively of delegates to the convention, and Johnson received 226 out of 747 votes for a 30.2% share of the vote. For a candidate who the media has reported to have 60%+ of the delegates backing him that is a huge red flag. If this share of the vote holds up on the first vote at the convention Gary could find himself in a dead heat with John McAfee or Austin Petersen as early as the second ballot, as candidates like Darryl Perry and Marc Feldman are more likely to have their support go to one of those two than Johnson. Buckle your seatbelts folks, we may be in for quite a ride when the vote is taken Sunday morning!
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