Gary Johnson Wins 2012 Libertarian Presidential Nomination

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May 5 2012 3:00 PM

Gary Johnson Wins 2012 Libertarian Presidential Nomination

Five short months after quitting the Republican race, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson easily won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination, with more than two-thirds of the convention vote. It was the first blow-out like this since 2000, when Harry Browne walked into his second consecutive nomination.

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