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
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
Ballot Access News Shortly after midnight on the night of December 4-5, U.S. District Court Judge Mark A. Goldsmith ordered Michigan to begin the recount on December 5.
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
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
Ballot Access News This story says Jill Stein has paid the money requested for the Wisconsin recount. Still undecided is whether the count will be by hand.
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.
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
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
(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