As reported on Ballot Access News, the socialist Peace & Freedom Party has nominated comedienne Roseanne Barr for president and selected anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her running mate at the party’s August 4 convention.
The presidential nomination was completed after two ballots since Barr did not receive a majority in the first round of voting. In that round, she won only 29 votes versus 18 for Freedom Socialist Party nominee Stephen Durham, 12 for Socialist Party USA nominee Stewart Alexander, and four abstentions. In the final tally, Barr won with 37 votes over Durham’s 16, and Alexander’s six with five abstaining.
As for other candidates that did not receive any votes: Party for Socialism and Liberation nominee Peta Lindsay chose to withdraw prior to the vote and backed Barr; Justice Party nominee, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who won the nonbinding California Peace & Freedom primary in June, withdrew from the race several days ago.
Sheehan won the vice presidential nomination with 50 votes versus 14 who abstained. She had previously voiced her intentions to serve on the ticket.
According to Richard Winger, the Peace & Freedom Party, which is already on the ballot in California is now attempting to qualify the Barr-Sheehan ticket for ballot access in Florida.