Las Vegas – One of the key parts of the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination process is the debate/forum/purity fight that takes place the day before the actual voting. Convention delegates submit pieces of paper called "signature tokens" with the name of their preferred candidate for president and vice president. In order to participate in the debate a candidate needs to receive at least 10% of the support of the delegates through this voting process. These tokens play a part in the nomination process as well as candidates must receive at least 30 signature tokens from delegates in order to be considered for the party's nomination.
Tokens are provided to delegates only but they can be transferred to alternates if a delegate has to leave. If your token is unreadable or incomplete it will be discarded. Delegates that lose their tokens are out of luck as they cannot be replaced.
As of 4:15pm today the token tally showed former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson on top with 63, followed by LibertyForAll.net editor Lee Wrights with 18. Jim Burns and Carl Person (pronounced peer-son) received two tokens each while a handful of others picked up just one.
All tokens must be in by 3:00pm tomorrow for tallying.