Nov 26 2012

Michigan Releases Write-in Totals

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 26, the Michigan Secretary of State released official election results, including write-in totals for President. Gary Johnson was credited with 7,774 write-ins, the highest number of write-ins ever recorded in Michigan for a presidential candidate in November. The previous record had been Ralph Nader in 1996, who was credited with 2,322 in Michigan.

Michigan did not permit write-ins for president in the general election until 1964, when the Prohibition Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Justice Party Plans National Convention

Source: Ballot Access News

The Justice Party is planning a national convention, to be held February 22-24, 2013, in or near Oakland, California. The party will work on bylaws and election of party officers, among other tasks.

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Nov 26 2012

Constitution Party Newsletter: November 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

Here are some bits and pieces from the Constitution Party newsletter, dated November 20, 2012. First from their presidential candidate:

Thank you from Virgil Goode…
I hope that within the next several weeks we will be able to get the write-in results from 18 states, which I anticipate will increase our vote totals. … I believe that we will have the lowest cost per vote of Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Analysis of Third Party Results by Sean Scallon

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is an analysis of the results of the recent election as it relates to the “big three” third parties. Sean Scallon is a frequent commenter at IPR and is the author of a book on third parties.

The results of the 2012 elections for the three biggest non-major parties (Libertarian, Green and Constitution) clearly show the LP is strongest of three as of right now. And that’s not just because Gary Johnson broke 1% of the electorate or gained the LP’s largest vote total in a Presidential election since Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Jill Stein: We’ll give thanks . . . for a smooth audit

Source: Jill Stein for President

The election was two weeks ago, but we’re still working at Jill Stein for President, and will be for months to come. The biggest task before us is our preparation for a full audit of campaign finances. Says Matt Kozlowski, our Director of Information:

“The Federal Election Commission doesn’t break for Thanksgiving, and neither did we.

Our team has been hard at work putting our books in order for our upcoming FEC audit. We are sifting Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Jill Stein: Nearly half a million – 456,000 & climbing

Source: Jill Stein for President

As the votes are counted and reported, our numbers are rising. As of today, Monday, November 26th, the total number of votes reported for Jill Stein for President are 455,846. This total does not include several thousand of votes projected but still unreported by state officials. And it does not include write-in votes in several states. When all is said and done, the total reported vote should be between 460,000 and 470,000 nationwide. Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Indiana Finishes Counting Write-in Votes, but Totals are Flawed; State Says it is Too Late to Complain

Source: Ballot Access News

The Indiana Secretary of State’s office has this official vote for President, including write-in totals. However, Jay Parks of the Indiana Green Party has obtained the county-by-county breakdown, and he finds that Marion County, which is easily the most populous county in the state, only reported 2 write-ins. Vigo County, which has Terre Haute, reported zero write-ins. Parks knows of voters in those two counties who voted for Jill Stein but their votes have not been counted. Read more »

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Nov 26 2012

Joe Mathews Commentary on California’s Top-Two System

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 21, this Joe Mathews commentary about California’s top-two system appeared on the web page of KNSD, the NBC-TV channel in San Diego. Thanks to Nancy Hanks for the link.

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