Politico Story About William Kristol’s Attempt to Get Conservative Independent David French Into the 2016 Race in Late May

Ballot Access News Politico has this story, with an interview, about David French. He was the National Review writer who was the choice of William Kristol to enter the 2016 presidential race as a conservative independent alternative to the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. The story does not mention Evan McMullin, who did enter the race on …

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New Mexico Registration Data Update

Ballot Access News On June 28, 2017, these were the New Mexico registration percentages for each qualified party: Democratic 46.39%; Republican 30.79%; Libertarian .55%; Green .32%; Better for America .06%; other and independent 21.90%. Here is a link to the numbers, on the Secretary of State’s web page. In November 2016 the percentages were: Democratic 46.52%; Republican …

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Mindy Finn, Running Mate of Evan McMullin, Interviewed

Ballot Access News Here is an interview with Mindy Finn, vice-presidential nominee for Evan McMullin, about her experience in 2016 and what she plans to do next. She is still a registered Republican. Her name did not actually appear on the ballot in any state in November 2016. All eleven states that carried McMullin on the ballot …

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Centrist Party Formed in Utah; Will Try to get on Ballot By End of May

Ballot Access News The United Utah Party has organized and is hoping to get on the ballot by the end of May 2017. See this story. If it does so, presumably it can participate in the upcoming special U.S. House election. There is probably a substantially overlap between the people who formed this party, and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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; …

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Ten States Have Completed Vote Count

Ballot Access News As of Sunday, November 26, ten states have completed their official vote canvass for the November 8, 2016 election: Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming. Brian Sears has tabulated the presidential vote, using the official vote in those states, and the unofficial vote in …

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