Democrats Outpoll Republicans in U.S. Senate Races by 10,512,669 Votes, but Republicans Win 22 of the 34 Seats

Ballot Access News The total vote cast for U.S. Senate on November 8, 2016, by party, was: Democratic 51,297,372 Republican 40,784,703 Libertarian 1,788,027 Green 695,604 Working Families 428,854 Conservative 267,186 Independence 150,457 Constitution 124,587 Independent Party of Oregon 59,516 Women’s Equality 45,297 Independent American 27,340 New Independent Party 17,649 Reform 17,781 American 11,923 Unity 9,336 … Continue reading Democrats Outpoll Republicans in U.S. Senate Races by 10,512,669 Votes, but Republicans Win 22 of the 34 Seats

No Reference Appears to Have Accurate Presidential Totals, Even for the Two Major Parties, Except for David Leip

Ballot Access News On December 22, the Associated Press announced that Hillary Clinton received 65,844,610 votes, and Donald Trump received 62,979,636. The AP appears to use the 2016 National Popular Vote Tracker from Google Sheets, a Google Doc. But even those sources, as of the evening of December 22, appear not to have noticed that … Continue reading No Reference Appears to Have Accurate Presidential Totals, Even for the Two Major Parties, Except for David Leip

Bernie Sanders, Evan McMullin, and Jill Stein All Set New Records for Write-in Totals in Various States

Ballot Access News In many states, a new record was set this year for write-in presidential candidates. Probably if all states would count all their presidential write-ins, new records would have been set in virtually all states that allow write-ins. Bernie Sanders set records in three states that counted his write-ins: in California he got … Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Evan McMullin, and Jill Stein All Set New Records for Write-in Totals in Various States

New York State Amends Certified Vote Totals from November 2016 Election

Ballot Access News On December 22, the New York State Board of Elections revised its official election returns. The Board had posted “Original certified results” on December 8, which suggests the state had determined the official figures. But on December 22, the Board posted revised figures. Hillary Clinton gained 56,371 votes over the earlier figure; … Continue reading New York State Amends Certified Vote Totals from November 2016 Election

Jill Stein Files Federal Lawsuit over Pennsylvania Recount

Ballot Access News On December 5, Jill Stein filed in U.S. District Court to get a Pennsylvania recount. Here is the complaint. The case is Stein v Cortes, 2:16cv-6287. At the end of the business day on December 5, the only action had been a request by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to intervene in … Continue reading Jill Stein Files Federal Lawsuit over Pennsylvania Recount

Member of Green Party Again Wins Presidency of Austria

Ballot Access News On Sunday, December 4, Austria held a presidential election. The same election had been held in May 2016 but the results were cancelled because of voting irregularities with postal ballots. However, the new election had the same result as the first election. Alexnaider Van Der Bellen, a member of the Green Party, … Continue reading Member of Green Party Again Wins Presidency of Austria

Eleventh Circuit Sets Oral Argument in Green – Constitution Party Lawsuit Over Number of Signatures for President

Ballot Access News The Eleventh Circuit will hear Green Party of Georgia v Kemp, 16-11689, in Atlanta, on Thursday, January 26, 2017. This is the case in which the U.S. District Court invalidated Georgia’s petition requirement, 1% of the number of registered voters, for president. The U.S. District Court said there was no reason for … Continue reading Eleventh Circuit Sets Oral Argument in Green – Constitution Party Lawsuit Over Number of Signatures for President

Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign

by Andy Craig, IPR Green Party nominee Jill Stein has been engaged in a post-election fundraising drive in order to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She does not dispute her own vote totals in those states, but is basing her claim on alleged irregularities, the possibility that voting machines were hacked, and how … Continue reading Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign