Independent Political Report, June 8th, 2020:
In similar, separate resolutions submitted earlier today to the Libertarian National Committee, the Libertarian Party affiliates of Utah and Nevada have demanded full participation by their previously elected delegates in the second sitting of the currently paused convention, with a remote option for those who cannot attend in Orlando in person on the currently scheduled dates.
The resolutions urge development and testing of that remote participation technology begin in a timely fashion to ensure its availability prior to the opening of the convention.
Should the in-person delegates not authorize remote participation, or should the technology not be immediately available should the in-person delegates authorize such participation, the language of the Nevada and Utah resolutions indicates disaffiliation would occur.
In a phone interview earlier today, Utah Libertarian Party Chair Barry Short explained, “If the delegates at the second sitting do not allow remote participation by every previously credentialed delegate who participated remotely in the first sitting, and who is unable to be present through no fault of their own, or if the convention organizers do not have the technology to allow for remote participation tested and in place, then you tell me — WHO has disaffiliated WHOM?”