Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination day after he’s booed by delegates
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson picked up the Libertarian nomination for president on Sunday — one day after being booed by delegates over some of his positions on civil liberties.
According to ABC, Johnson was selected the face of the conservative party on the second ballot after falling five votes short on the first.
Voting a second time, delegates gave Johnson the majority he needed at close to 59 percent.
Johnson took on five rivals for the spot representing a party that may end up being the only other party on the ballot in all 50 states besides the Democrats and Republicans.
Saturday night, Johnson was booed by delegates, with CNN reporting, “Johnson booed big time when he departs from other candidates and says he favors requiring licenses for drivers.”
Johnson also took heat when he stated he would’ve sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Libertarians are hoping to make inroads with conservative voters who have stated that they refuse to vote for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.