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 Party won a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court on that subject.

The other write-ins presidential candidates in Michigan received this number of write-ins: Stewart Alexander, Socialist, 89; Jerry White, Socialist Equality, 68; Tom Hoefling, American’s Independent Party, 42. Thanks to Thomas Jones for this information.

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