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<div class="hnews hentry item">[[File:f330.png]] '''<span class="url entry-title">[https://reason.com/2018/07/04/libertarian-party-rebuffs-mises-uprising/ Libertarian Party Rebuffs Mises Uprising]</span>''' <span class="updated">July 4, 2018</span>, <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Matt Welch</span>, <span class="org organization-name">Reason Magazine</span></span>
<span class="entry-content">The [[:Category:Libertarian|Libertarian]] Party on Monday afternoon re-elected in a surprising first-ballot landslide incumbent Chair Nicholas Sarwark to an unprecedented third consecutive two-year term. In doing so, the nation's third-largest political party swatted down what was supposed to be the most contentious challenge at its biennial national convention—to a leadership that was considered by various critics to be too operationally incremental, too ideologically tepid, and too (in the words of
Ludwig von [[:Category:Mises Institute|Mises Institute]] Senior Fellow and popular podcaster Tom Woods at a nearby [[:Category:New Orleans|New Orleans]] rally Saturday) "SJW-friendly."
Instead, Sarwark's main opponent, the Mises Caucus-endorsed Joshua Smith, stumbled badly in a defensive debate performance at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Sunday night, and ended up Monday on the business end of a 65 percent-22 percent rout. In the vice chair race, two-term incumbent Arvin Vohra, who has become a lightning rod over the past year-plus for intentionally provocative public comments such as "Bad Idea: School [[:Category:Shooting|Shooting]]s. Good Idea: School Board Shootings," was resoundingly drummed out of office, never receiving more than 11 percent of the vote in three rounds of balloting that ended Tuesday with a positivity-exuding 33-year-old finance/tech/consulting guy named Alex Merced squeaking past the 50 percent finish line.
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