Category: 2011 Elections

Feb 01 2012

Oregon Special U.S. House Results

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 31, Oregon held a special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat, First District. The unofficial results: Suzanne Bonamici, Democrat, 53.96%; Rob Cornilles, Republican, 39.65%; Steven Reynolds, Progressive, 3.23%; James Foster, Libertarian, 3.16%.

In November 2010, the results for this same seat had been: Democratic Read more »

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Dec 25 2011

Virginia 2011 Independent Candidate for Legislature has Big Impact on 2012 Presidential Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

There are currently many news stories and blog discussions about the Virginia presidential primary ballot access law. Some large blogs, such as Red State, have over 300 comments about the story. Some defend the current Virginia ballot access laws on the grounds that in past presidential elections, a fairly large number of Republican presidential primary candidates managed to qualify. Read more »

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Dec 08 2011

2011 Libertarian election results are up

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

We have tracked election results for 147 Libertarian candidates this year.

Results are now posted here.

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Dec 07 2011

New Zealand Green Party gets best result yet, now NZ’s 3rd-largest party

Source: Green Party Watch

The New Zealand Green Party recorded its best result yet in New Zealand’s November 26 general election. The Greens earned 10.6% of the vote (up from 6.7% in 2008) and increased their number of seats in parliament from 9 to 13. The party could also gain a fourteenth seat if their percentage grows when special votes are counted, according to party leaders. The Green Party is now New Read more »

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Dec 07 2011

2011 Green Party Election Wrap-Up by the Numbers – Brent McMillan

Source: Green Party Watch

2011 Green Party Election Wrap-up by the numbers

by Brent McMillan

104 green party candidates ran for election in 2011. By comparison 150 green party candidates ran for election in 2007, 277 green party candidates ran for election in 2003 and 96 green party candidates ran for election in 1999 (the year Read more »

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Dec 01 2011

Spanish Green Party’s vote doubled in recent election

Source: Green Party Watch

In Spain’s recent general election, which was marked by a victory for the conservative People’s Party, Spain’s young Green party (EQUO) doubled its vote from the previous election. From the European Green Party:

Votes for Green parties doubled in when compared to the last parliamentary election three years ago in Spain; however the absolute majority obtained by the Read more »

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Dec 01 2011

Vancouver Green Party wins first city council seat

Source: Green Party Watch

From Straight.com in Vancouver, Canada:

Adriane Carr calls her win in the Vancouver civic election last weekend a “victory for democracy”.

On a budget of about $15,000, the Green candidate managed to secure a city council seat, narrowly beating out COPE councillor Ellen Woodsworth by 91 votes. Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

Washington Post Slams Virginia Over Few Choices on Ballot in November 8 Legislative Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

The Washington Post has this editorial, criticizing Virginia because, at the November 8, 2011 legislative elections, there were only 27 State House races with both a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot, out of 100 seats.

Unfortunately, the editorial does not tell its readers that Virginia is currently arguing in federal court that if must preserve its ballot access requirement that no Read more »

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Nov 30 2011

New York Conservative Party Nominee for Local Partisan Office Defeated His Democratic and Republican Opponents

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 8, New York held local partisan elections. In Shelter Island, a town in eastern Long Island, a Conservative Party nominee who was not the nominee of either major party was elected to the town council. Paul D. Shepard, the Conservative Party nominee, polled 585 votes. Voters were electing two council members and were invited to vote for two nominees. The other seat was won by a Read more »

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Nov 27 2011

Official Returns for Syracuse City Council Election Due December 1; Green Party Nominee Trails by 82 Votes in Unofficial Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

Syracuse, New York, held partisan city elections for city council on November 8, 2011. The Onondaga County Board of Elections web page says the official returns will be released by December 1. The unofficial returns show that, in the 4th district, Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins lost to Democratic/Working Families Party nominee Khalid Bey by 82 votes. The unofficial returns are: Bey 1,154; Read more »

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