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Comment: It was a backroom deal between Root and Barr.

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It was a backroom deal between Root and Barr.

That's what I've heard, anyway. Root pledged his own delegates to support Barr, if Barr would nominate him for Vice President. That gave Barr enough votes to beat the presumptive nominee, Mary Ruwart.

That's my understanding of the situation as I've heard it.

Mary was and is a fine libertarian, very principled.

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