The Texas Libertarian Party recently held its convention in Temple to nominate statewide candidates. With fewer votes than it takes to get on the vestry of a church, November nominees were chosen. But, there are advantages to being a small group reported The Texas Tribune.
- Every vote does count. 219 delegates attended the convention. 216 received ballots. 109 votes were all it took to get on the November ballot.
- The delegates chum through rules and argue over ballots in a way that puts personal back into a political process that today plays out in commercials, mailers, and neighborhood canvassing.
- Libertarians meet, argue, vote, and go live with the results.
- Their convention operates as a decision-making machine to send candidates to the general public.
More about the Texas Libertarian Convention is available from The Texas Tribune.