The Libertarian Party held their 2012 National Convention in Las Vegas in May, where they chose Fmr. N.M. Gov. Johnson as their nominee.
The four candidates for president were Lee Wrights, Carl Person, Jim Burns and Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Johnson was the last to present his case before balloting began.
In the first round of balloting, the delegates overwhelmingly selected Fmr. Gov. Gary Johnson as their presidential nominee.
The convention then moved to the vice presidential nomination. In his acceptance speech, he asked the convention to nominate retired California Superior Court Judge Jim Gray.
Two additional candidates were nominated for vice president, including Lee Wrights. The convention agreed to suspend the rules and eliminate the state-by-state announcement of votes. Instead, the states submitted their votes to the party secretary.
In the first round of balloting, Jim Gray was selected as the Vice Presidential nominee.
The party celebrated their 40th anniversary at this year's convention, themed "Liberty Will Win."
Gov. Johnson, who ran in the Republican presidential primary before dropping out in December 2011, said during a debate the previous evening that he would abolish the IRS and the Education Department if he were President.