Category: 2012 Elections

Jan 22 2013

Justice Party Nominee for Utah Legislature Last Year Carried At Least Eight Precincts

Source: Ballot Access News

Ty Markham, the Justice Party nominee in November 2012 for State House, 73rd district, was in a two-person race with the incumbent Republican, Michael Noel. She polled 28.01% in the district, which contains part or all of six rural counties in the southern end of the state. In Kane County, Markham carried five precincts, three of which are in or near the city of Kanab, and also the precinct that contains Bullfrog. One of the precincts that Markham carried is the precinct in which Noel lives. Read more »

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Jan 18 2013

Final 2012 Election Results Now Available

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Final results for all 2012 electoral races including a Libertarian Party candidate are now available on our website. Click here to see a full table of vote totals and percentages for LP candidates and their opponents.

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Jan 16 2013

The story behind one of 2012′s great election results

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

In a major strategic victory for the Libertarian Party, Arizona voters soundly rejected the state’s Prop 121 initiative, which would have excluded all but the top two vote-getters of the primary elections from the general election.

Similar initiatives that passed in prior election years in Washington, Louisiana, and California have been destructive to the LP in those states. Not only do they serve to exclude Libertarians from general Read more »

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Jan 14 2013

Conservative Party is Still Biggest Vote-Getting Party in New York State, Other than the Two Major Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 2012, the Working Families Party New York nominee for U.S. Senate (who was also the Democratic nominee) received more votes on the Working Families line than the Conservative Party nominee for the same office (the Conservative nominee was also the Republican nominee). The U.S. Senate totals represented the first time that the WFP had outpolled the Conservative Party in a New York statewide race. The two US Senate totals were: Working Families 250,580; Conservative Read more »

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Jan 14 2013

Who Were the Best Vote-Getting Legislative Nominees of the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties in 2012?

Source: Ballot Access News

The November 2012 election returns for state legislative candidates reveal that the Constitution, Green, and Libertarian Parties each had a handful of state legislative nominees who polled at least 30% of the vote.

For the Constitution Party, the only legislative nominee who polled as much as 30% was Gregory Hughes, who polled 31.29% in Nevada’s First Senate District against a Democrat. The district is in Las Read more »

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Jan 13 2013

Colorado Libertarian Party Was Only Non-Major Party to Run Nominees for a Majority of Legislative Seats

Source: Ballot Access News

In the November 2012 election, the Colorado Libertarian Party was the only party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, to place its own member-nominees for the legislature on the ballot in a majority of contests. Colorado had twenty State Senate seats up and Libertarians were on the ballot in twelve of them. Colorado had all 65 State House seats up, and Libertarians were on the ballot in 39 of them. Read more »

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Jan 12 2013

Constitution Party and Socialist Party Legislative Nominees in Indiana did Surprisingly Well

Source: Ballot Access News

Indiana ballot access laws, since 1983, have been so restrictive, the Libertarian Party is generally the only party that appears on the ballot for statewide office and Congress. No other party, other than the two major parties, has appeared on the Indiana ballot for a statewide office since 2000, when Pat Buchanan petitioned as the Reform Party nominee.

But the petition requirements for legislature aren’t too restrictive, so in 2012 both the Constitution Party Read more »

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Jan 10 2013

2012 Green Party Election Wrap Up by the Numbers (Brent McMillan)

Source: Green Party Watch

The Green Party ran 313 candidates last year, and enters 2013 with 133 Greens serving in office, 20 of them in partisan positions.

No single individual has done more to track Green Party elected officials and Green Party candidates nationwide than former Green Party Executive Director Brent McMillan. Brent has compiled the following 2012 Election Wrap up, which includes a summary of current Elected Greens. Read more »

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Jan 10 2013

New Mayor of Mountain View, California, is a Libertarian

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 6, 2012, Libertarian Party member John Inks was re-elected to the Mountain View, California, city council. And on the evening of January 8, the city council chose him as Mayor. See this story, which explains the traditional method by which Mountain View city councilmembers choose one of their own to be Mayor.

Mountain View has a population of 74,066, and is the headquarters city for Google, Intuit, Mozilla Read more »

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Jan 03 2013

New York Independence Party Leaned Toward Republican Nominees in 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

The Independence Party of New York cross-endorsed 99 Republican nominees for U.S. House and state legislature in 2012. It only cross-endorsed 46 Democratic nominees. It only had 6 nominees for U.S. House and legislature combined who weren’t major party nominees.

This is in contrast to the Independence Party’s behavior in 1996, when it was the New York state unit of the Reform Party and nominated Ross Perot for President. In 1996, for U.S. House and legislature Read more »

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