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

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’s Path for a Pennsylvania Recount is Especially Difficult

Ballot Access News This story explains all the hurdles for Jill Stein to obtain a Pennsylvania presidential vote recount, including an allegation by the state that it is already too late, and the problem that parts of Pennsylvania use voting machines with no audit paper trail. Thanks to Eric Garris for the link.

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 … Continue reading Ten States Have Completed Vote Count

Green Party Won’t Pursue Lawsuit Against Nevada’s June Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties

Ballot Access News The Nevada Green Party has decided not to pursue its Nevada ballot access lawsuit. The case had been filed August 16, 2016. The issue was the early June petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. The party had failed to win injunctive relief, and thus Jill Stein did not appear on the Nevada ballot. … Continue reading Green Party Won’t Pursue Lawsuit Against Nevada’s June Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties

Texas Tribune: Jill Stein, in Austin, says third-party candidates can win in November

(The following was originally published in the Texas Tribune.) Despite the formidable odds, third-party candidates could win some offices in November, Green party presidential nominee Jill Stein told supporters at an event Monday night at Huston Tillotson's King-Seabrook Chapel in Austin. Criticizing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump — including referring to … Continue reading Texas Tribune: Jill Stein, in Austin, says third-party candidates can win in November