Category: Libertarian Party 2012 Elections

Feb 06 2013

CO Libertarian Tim Menger Won 41% of 2012 State House Vote in 2-Way Race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Tim Menger won an impressive 41 percent (13,951 votes) in his race for Colorado’s 54th House district — with a little help from Republicans, who can’t seem to keep their records clean.

The incumbent, Republican Laura Bradford, was asked by her party to step down after trying to use her position to avoid being cited for driving under the influence. Read more »

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Jan 25 2013

SC Libertarian Jeremy Walters comes close to major LP victory, plans 2014 run

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Libertarian Jeremy Walters was in the unique position of being the only partisan candidate on the ballot for a state House seat. On a small budget, he ran a spirited race but fell short of winning by just 3 percent of the vote, or 656 votes. Had he won, South Carolina would have become the fourth state to elect a Libertarian to a state legislature, joining New Hampshire, Vermont and Alaska. Read more »

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Jan 24 2013

2012 Libertarian Party Election Results Ranked by State

Source: Independent Political Report

LP.org reports “Final 2012 Election Results Now Available.” I used their table of election results to report the number of Libertarian votes and candidates by state in the two tables below. Down further is a third table of Libertarians elected in 2012 compiled from results posted on page 16 of the December 2012 LP News.

Continue reading at Independent Political Report.

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Jan 23 2013

Gary Johnson Campaign Receives More Primary Season Matching Funds from FEC

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 9, 2013, the Gary Johnson presidential campaign received another $121,755.77 in primary season matching funds from the Federal Election Commission. This is in addition to the December 19, 2012 payment of $202,026, and to amounts received earlier in 2012.

Therefore, the total amount of primary season matching funds that was received for the entire Johnson campaign now totals $632,016.75. Read more »

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Jan 23 2013

Mike Fellows sets national LP record in MT, mulls another run for office

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

In the 2012 election, Mike Fellows of Montana became the first Libertarian in national LP history to crack the 40 percent barrier in a partisan statewide race. He won 185,419 votes, or 43 percent, and carried 27 of the state’s 56 counties in a two-way race for clerk of the Supreme Court against incumbent Democrat Ed Smith. 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 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 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 01 2013

Presidential Vote Totals

Source: Ballot Access News

Because New York State released its official November 2012 vote tally, the presidential results are virtually complete. Totals appear to be: Barack Obama 65,899,557; Mitt Romney 60,931,959; Gary Johnson 1,275,559; Jill Stein 466,877; Virgil Goode 122,106; Roseanne Barr 67,349; Rocky Anderson 42,518; Tom Hoefling 40,113; Randall Terry 13,104; Richard Duncan 12,543; Peta Lindsay and her stand-in Gloria LaRiva 9,300; Chuck Baldwin 5,017; Will Christensen 4,453; Stewart Alexander 4,430; Read more »

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