In the first ever online presidential nominating convention, the delegates of the Libertarian Party nominated Dr. Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen to represent them in the 2020 Presidential race as President and Vice President candidates respectively. Over 1,000 delegates took part and chose Dr. Jorgensen and Mr. Cohen in multiple rounds of voting, over the course of two days.
In this age of social distancing the Libertarian Party has shown that government mandates are not necessary to exercise personal responsibility to both take appropriate precautions and conduct business in a timely manner.
The Libertarian Party of Alabama now sets its sights on attaining ballot access for its candidates. Although the State’s deadline to be able to be on the ballot as a named party has already passed, Libertarians across Alabama will soon hit the streets with clipboards in hand to gather signatures from registered voters in a bid to get their nominees on the ballot this November even if they must be listed as independents.
Governor Ivey recently signed HB 272 to extend the filing deadline to be after the close of the Republican National Convention. Allowing the Republican party to place President Trump on the ballot. The Libertarian Party of Alabama has requested that Governor Ivey grant a one time relief from certain petitioning requirements given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and her own Safer At Home order. So far they have received no response.
Libertarians believe that Dr. Jorgensen represents a stark contrast to both President Trump and Vice President Biden, and there can be no greater evidence of her qualities as a uniter than how she has managed to bring such a diverse and individualistic culture of people together as the Libertarian Party. Dr. Jorgensen was the Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Nominee in 1996. She is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Clemson University, and holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She has taught full-time since 2006.