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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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 …

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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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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 …

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This Year’s Presidential Election Has Record Number of Declared Write-in Presidential Candidates

Ballot Access News Most states permit write-ins for president, but only tally write-ins for candidates who filed a declaration of write-in candidacy. In seventeen states, the deadline for filing lies in the future, so at this time it isn’t possible to know the complete list. But already there is a record number of declared write-in …

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