Category: Green Party 2012 Elections

Dec 25 2012

Ursula Rozum, Who Received Publicity for Turning Over Campaign Donations to Charity, was Green Party’s Best Vote-Getter for U.S. House in 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

The Green Party nominee for U.S. House who received the highest percentage in the nation (when districts are excluded that did not have both a Democrat and a Republican also in the race) in 2012 was Ursula Rozum. She was the Green Party nominee in New York’s 24th district, centered on Syracuse.

She got a great deal of publicity when she received campaign contributions from a wealthy donor who Read more »

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Dec 22 2012

Tennessee Election Returns for Green Congressional Candidates Show the Value of Having Party Label on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Lawsuits are pending in Alabama and Tennessee in which the state argues that having party labels on the ballot for minor party nominees is not helpful to those nominees. However, the Tennessee election returns for 2012, when compared to past election returns, dramatically show that a party label increases the vote for minor parties. This is especially true when one looks at the results for the Green Party in Tennessee. Read more »

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Dec 17 2012

Moving the Green Party Forward from 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

Despite the reelection of President Obama and not winning any states in the 2012 Presidential Election, the Green Party actually has quite a bit to be happy about and build upon. CBS reports that Presidential candidate Jill Stein and Vice Presidential candidate Cheri Honkala received 431,719 votes nationally, the largest total of any Green Party Presidential ticket since Ralph Nader’s 2000 Presidential campaign. The vote total of the Stein/Honkala campaign more than Read more »

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Dec 15 2012

Humboldt County, California, was Jill Stein’s Best County in the Nation

Source: Ballot Access News

Humboldt County, California, gave Jill Stein her highest percentage of the vote of any county in the United States. She received 4.36% in that county, which is on California’s northern coast. Humboldt County was also Cynthia McKinney’s best county in California in 2008, and David Cobb’s best county in California in 2004. McKinney received 1.01% in Humboldt County, and Cobb received 1.26%. Read more »

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Dec 14 2012

All Votes for Presidential Candidates Who were on Ballot are Now Counted

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 14, West Virginia and California state elections officials finished tallying the votes, so now all results are in, except that Alaska, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming have not tallied any write-ins for any presidential candidates (although some of those states have tallied the total number of presidential write-ins). Read more »

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Dec 13 2012

Jill Stein Receives Second-Highest Write-in Total for President in Kansas History

Source: Ballot Access News

Last month, Jill Stein received 714 write-ins in Kansas. This is the 2nd-highest number of write-ins ever cast for president in a Kansas general election. The only candidate who received more write-ins was Ralph Nader in 1996; he received 914.

Kansas did not permit write-ins for President before 1990.

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Dec 10 2012

Green Party of Hawaii Sues State Over Failure to Produce Enough Ballots at the Polls in Many Precincts

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 7, the Hawaii Green Party filed a lawsuit in state court, complaining about the fact that in approximately 25 precincts last month, there weren’t enough ballots. In a few cases, more ballots did not arrive for several hours, so many voters gave up and didn’t vote. Sometimes the replacement ballots were not intended for the precinct that received them. The case is Green Party of Hawaii v Nago, Maui County, 12-1-956(2). Read more »

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Dec 07 2012

Jill Stein is First Woman to Receive More than One-Quarter of 1% of the General Election Vote for President

Source: Ballot Access News

Although the votes are still being counted, it appears Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, received approximately 475,000 votes, or approximately .36% of the total vote. She is therefore the first woman to receive more than .25% of the total vote for President in a general election. Lenora Fulani had been the previous record-holder, polling .237% in 1988. Thanks to Gregory Rosenthal for pointing this out at his blog, Pacific Dreams New York Life. Thanks to Nancy Hanks for the link to Rosenthal’s Read more »

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Nov 27 2012

Phoenix New Times Wonders if Arizona Green Party Legislative Candidate got a Boost from His Name

Source: Ballot Access News

The Phoenix New Times has this article about the results of the November 2012 election for Arizona State House, 16th district. The district covers Mesa and Apache Junction. Each Arizona House district elects two representatives. The returns are: Doug Coleman (Republican) 41,063; Kelly Townsend (Republican) 40,720; Matthew Cerra (Democrat) 24,942; Bill Maher (Green) 9,094.

The reporter speculates on whether Bill Maher got a relatively big vote because voters confused him with 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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