Reform Party's mail-in and Internet primary Results
Saturday, August 12, 2000
Results of the Reform Party's mail-in and Internet primary, as tabulated by the independent firm E-Ballot:
(the breakaway faction from the main Reform Party National Convention claims that approximately 43,000 of the Buchanan ballots were submitted fraudulently and that the final total should be Hagelin 28,539 to some 6,000 for Buchanan- giving Hagelin some 82 percent of the "valid" vote)
At the main Reform Party National Convention at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, the delegates therein voted 441 to 13 override the results of the mail-in and Internet primary and gave 471 delegate votes to Patrick J. Buchanan, with 6 abstentions and a handful of votes for Charles Collins of Georgia- thus formally nominating Buchanan as the Reform Party candidate for President.
(The breakaway faction, at their rump Reform Party National Convention
at the nearby Long Beach Performing Arts Center, voted to accept the
results of the mail-in and Internet primary but also voted to accept the
earlier resolution of the Reform Party Executive Committee to disqualify
Patrick J. Buchanan as a candidate in that primary for his refusal to
submit back-up documentation regarding the persons to whom his campaign
sent ballots. As a result, the vote was formally counted by the "rump"
faction as being 28,539 out of 28,539 votes- or 100 percent- for Dr.
John Hagelin, thus officially nominating- by this faction- Hagelin as
the Reform Party candidate for President.)