The Libertarian Party selected Jo Jorgensen as its presidential nominee on Saturday, May 23, during the Libertarian National Convention.
Party delegates nominated six candidates to be on the initial ballot. Candidates were eliminated on each subsequent ballot until one candidate received a majority of the vote. Jorgensen received 51% of the vote on the fourth ballot, defeating candidates Jacob Hornberger and Vermin Supreme.
The Libertarian National Convention was originally scheduled to take place May 21-25 in Austin, Texas. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nomination portion of the national convention was moved online from May 22-24. The party plans to conduct a separate in-person convention for other party business July 8-12 in Orlando, Florida.