Two email submissions today and a fresh batch of reports from Joe Magyer over at Third Party Watch. Let’s start with Joe, and the little things that show we’re all big-tent (part one, two, three, four, five):
Wow, remember StarChild? The head of the Nevada delegation, Jim Duensling, stood up and asked that the Chair bring forth a motion to reconsider the acceptance of StarChild as a delegate. I do not recall the exact text of his motion, but I believe it was along the lines of “In a vote that was at best petty and at worst bigoted, one our delegates was rejected yesterday. The Nevada delegation demands that our delegate receive further consideration.” This time, Dixon asked for a standing vote of all delegates who was opposed to StarChild’s acceptance as a delegate. A single gentleman from Florida stood up.
Dixon’s official acknowledgement of StarChild’s acceptance into the delegation drew what might have been the largest applause of the weekend thus far. Again, I think the small minority that said no last night was simply being pissy.
I can’t tell if it’s a stripper or a transsexual, because I can’t visualize a Vegas hippy. Suffice to say: where the photos people? We want StarChild!
Full emails from Trevor Southerland and George Phillies on winners of some close races for at-large and Vice Chair after the jump.
News from Joe Magyer in Portland.
Geoff Neale 68%
Mark Nelson 28%
Vice Chair: Chuck Moulton beats M Carling in a run off. Tony Ryan out in first round of votes.
Four planks were not defeated were The War on Drugs, The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of Communication.
Secretary Sullentrup unopposed
Admiral Michael Colley 251
Angela Keaton 231
Patrick Dixon 212
Jeremy Keil 175
Dan Karlan 149
Above were elected
Also ran: Deryl Martin, Morey Strauss, M Carling
On the second vote, almost all platform planks that had been removed stayed removed. The Drug War and Firearms planks were restored.
Content of the following old planks was retained, though sometimes moved: (I transcribed a list being read aloud)
2.6 (now with parts from 2.7, 2.9, 3.13)
I believe there is a revised immigration plank.