Constitution Party of Idaho: ‘2016 Libertarians Breakout; but the Constitution Party?…Not So Much’

Posted on the Idaho CP's website on December 8th, 2016 It may be appropriate here to put up comparative data for reflection. After all, this is the eve of the Constitution Party’s so-called National Committee meeting in Huntsville, Alabama (NCM-Huntsville)…erect pinkies and hors d’oeuvres and all that. No doubt, cream puffery will be the whole of the menu. It is doubtful, given experience, that meaningful introspection … Continue reading Constitution Party of Idaho: ‘2016 Libertarians Breakout; but the Constitution Party?…Not So Much’

Ohio Libertarians Files Brief in State Supreme Court on Whether the Gary Johnson Vote Created a New Ballot-Qualified Party

Ballot Access News This week the Ohio Libertarians filed this brief in State ex rel Fockler v Husted, 2016-1863. This the case that says the Gary Johnson vote for president in Ohio had the effect of creating a new ballot-qualified party.

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

Ohio Supreme Court Asks Secretary of State to Respond to New Ohio Libertarian Party Lawsuit

Ballot Access News On December 22, the Ohio Supreme Court asked the Secretary of State to respond to the Libertarian Party’s new ballot access lawsuit. This is the case that argues because the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, got over 3%, the party should be recognized. The response is due December 27. The case … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court Asks Secretary of State to Respond to New Ohio Libertarian Party Lawsuit

Columbus Dispatch Story on New Ohio Libertarian Party Ballot Access Lawsuit

Ballot Access News The Columbus Dispatch has this story about the new lawsuit filed by the Ohio Libertarian Party in State Supreme Court. The new lawsuit notes that Gary Johnson received more than 3% of the vote for president in Ohio last month. The suit is based on a part of the election code that … Continue reading Columbus Dispatch Story on New Ohio Libertarian Party Ballot Access Lawsuit

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

Washington State Certificate of Ascertainment Does Not Include Any Reference to Presidential Write-ins

Ballot Access News The Washington Secretary of State has denied qualified status to the Libertarian Party on the grounds that Gary Johnson did not get as much as 5% of the vote, when write-ins for president are included. However, Johnson got 5.01% of the presidential vote if write-ins are not included. The official election returns … Continue reading Washington State Certificate of Ascertainment Does Not Include Any Reference to Presidential Write-ins

Illinois County Legislator Changes Parties from Republican to Libertarian

Ballot Access News On December 5, Jim Byrne told the press that he has left the Republican Party and joined the Libertarian Party. He is an elected County Board member for Kankakee County, Illinois. The county has partisan elections for County Board. The board now has 21 Republicans, 6 Democrats, and one Libertarian. He was … Continue reading Illinois County Legislator Changes Parties from Republican to Libertarian