In a historic virtual presidential nominating convention, Libertarian Party delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia nominated Dr. Jo Jorgensen for President of the United States Saturday evening.
“I’m glad that the voters will finally have a real choice because the non-choice between Trump and Biden is still an option between big government and more big government,” said Jorgensen. “The volunteers are already pouring in, and it looks like it will be the most massive volunteer effort that the LP has ever seen. It is really growing from the grassroots.”
Jorgensen holds a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from Clemson University, where she teaches. A native of Grayslake, Ill., Jorgensen is a wife, mother, and grandmother currently living in Greenville, S.C.
She ran for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District in 1992. After a statewide televised debate with her Democratic and Republican opponents, Dr. Jorgensen’s debate performance was widely praised in the media, and the Greenville News referred to her as “a rose between two thorns.”
In 1996, she was the Libertarian candidate for vice president.
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The party had 50-state ballot access in 2016 and is working diligently to do so again in 2020. With the nomination, Americans will have an opportunity to elect the first female president. Her ground-breaking run will give voters a chance to elect a candidate committed to freedom and liberty. Jorgensen’s campaign will give Americans relief from the grim options that they will face from the other candidates in November.
The online convention was the first of its kind for any political party with nationwide ballot access. In an age of social distancing, the Libertarian Party has risen to the challenge, practicing personal responsibility and professionalism while conducting the business of the party in a timely and efficient manner.
“I am incredibly proud to serve as chair of the only national political party to hold their presidential nominating convention on time and under budget even in the face of a global pandemic,” said Nicholas Sarwark, LNC National Chair.
“Our delegates from around the country were able to meet virtually to debate the merits of potential nominees. Real choices were made to come to the strongest candidate and consensus was built to have the party unified around the nominee. The Libertarian Party does politics differently and that different approach is exactly what Americans need right now.”
Dr Jorgensen’s website is joj2020.com