Pennsylvania State Elections Office Tallies Presidential Write-ins for Three Candidates: McMullin, Sanders, and Kasich

Ballot Access News On December 23, the Pennsylvania state elections office released some information about presidential write-ins. The office says there are 6,472 for Evan McMullin; 6,060 for Bernie Sanders; and 302 for John Kasich. The office says in addition there are 37,242 more presidential write-ins. Anyone who wants more information must visit Harrisburg and … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Elections Office Tallies Presidential Write-ins for Three Candidates: McMullin, Sanders, and Kasich

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

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 Conservative Party Had Mixed Success in 2016 Election

Ballot Access News The New York Conservative Party, which has been ballot-qualified longer than any other party in the U.S. (other than the Democratic and Republican Parties) has mixed results in the 2016 election. For president it polled for its nominee Donald Trump 3.81%, which was the best percentage for the party for president since … Continue reading New York Conservative Party Had Mixed Success in 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

Tennessee Libertarian Party May Seek Acknowledgement that it is Now a Qualified Party

Ballot Access News Tennessee defines a political party as “at least one of whose candidates for an office to be elected by voters of the entire state has received a number of votes equal to at least 5% of the total number of votes cast for gubernatorial candidates in the most recent election of governor.” … Continue reading Tennessee Libertarian Party May Seek Acknowledgement that it is Now a Qualified Party