Archive for the 'Election Results' Category

Kentucky Elected Indy State Senator

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Ballot Access News reports that Kentucky elected an independent candidate to the State Senate in last November’s election.

On November 7, 2006, voters in Kentucky’s 2nd State Senate district elected an independent candidate to represent them in the State Senate. Kentucky almost never elects independent candidates to state or federal office. Independent candidates must contend against [...]

Hit piece on the Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

And I thought I didn’t mince words…

Looks to be that there’s a backlash against the recent electoral successes of the Greens in Massachusetts, with an op/ed in attacking them.

The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts didn’t do badly in the state’s November elections. Although its candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, Grace Ross and Wendy Van [...]

Constitution Party cleans up in Utah

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Looks like a good year for third parties.

While the Greens managed to beat back duopoly power in Illinois and the Libertarians set records in Texas and Georgia, the Constitution Party is cementing its base in the intermontane West.

Of course, there’s Jore. But just as worthwhile are the close finishes, the double-digit races, the serious [...]

Stufflebeam Earns 19,020 Write-in Votes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Looks like an impressive and record-setting write-in vote total for Illinois Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Randy Stufflebeam. This is real, reported votes rather than the undervotes that were being tabulated earlier.

Had he been on the ballot, it seems like Stufflebeam might have made as big of a splash as Green candidate Rich Whitney. [...]

Canadian Greens Post Strong Showing

Monday, December 4th, 2006

In a recent special election held to replace a Canadian MP who resigned to seek another office, the Green Party scored a strong second place showing. Green Leader Elizabeth May captured 26%, behind the Liberals’ 35% but ahead of the 24% for the Conservative candidate and 14% for the NDP candidate.

From the CBC

Green [...]

Green Party Success in 2006

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

This is a piece from the Berkeley Daily Planet that highlights all of the various success stories that the Green Party has to show for the 2006 election.

I think the author goes a bit overboard in calling this year an “unqualified success” considering the Greens lost their only state legislator and lost several winnable state [...]

Osborn Wins Warren County?

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Libertarian Senatorial candidate Steve Osborn received just under 13% of the vote statewide in a one-on-one contest against Senator Dick Lugar. However, results on the CNN website and on Dave Leip’s site both point to a 60-40% win for Osborn in Warren county. This is not Osborn’s home county and it’s not [...]

Write-in Votes Continue to Trickle In

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

First off I want to apologize about the update I posted earlier on Randy Stufflebeam’s write-in totals. The original post missed the fact that the Stufflebeam campaign was including “undervotes” in the totals until such time as hard numbers became available. This probably created an extreme over-estimation of the

In my correction to [...]

Stufflebeam Does Well… Maybe… Or Not?

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

The Constitution Party’s candidate for governor of Illinois posted an impressively strong showing last week… as a write-in candidate.

While the numbers are still pretty sketchy, Randy Stufflebeam appears to have captured at least 1% of the vote statewide… and potentially more than that.

See here for the campaign’s latest and best attempts at pulling together a [...]

Libertarian Commissioner Defeated

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

More bad news for third party candidates. It looks like Libertarian County Commissioner Paul Trujillo was defeated in his New Mexico re-election bid last night…

DAVID R. MEDINA (DEM) . . . . . 1,781 (47.10%)
PAUL E. TRUJILLO (LIB) . . . [...]

A few more tidbits…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Libertarian state house candidate Hardy Machia is in a respectable fourth place with 18% of the vote in his race, with at least one precinct left to report in.

The LP’s website reports a few local wins including a seat on the Hardeeville City Council in South Carolina and a few Soil and Water Supervisors.

Oh yeah, [...]

I’m going to bed now…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Some last minute gubernatorial numbers and then I’m off to sleep.

In Texas, Strayhorn took 18% for third place and Friedman was back in fourth at 12%.

In Alaska, Andrew Halcro is picking up 10%.

In Minnesota, Peter Hutchinson has 6% of the vote.

In Illinois, Green candidate Rich Whitney has pulled in an impressive 11% of the vote.

In [...]

Greens Lose State House Seat…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

John Eder appears to have been narrowly defeated for re-election in Maine. As the party’s only state representative nationally, this is a huge blow.

Matthew Reading, another Green seeking a Maine state house seat has fallen short by 4 votes and this race will probably be heading to a recount.

Benjamin Meiklejohn, another promising state house [...]

Rex Bell falls far short…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Libertarian state house candidate Rex Bell is running a distant third in his Indiana race.

No word yet on the potentially viable candidates for state house in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Rick Jore leading…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Looks like Rick Jore is solidly in the lead to capture a state house seat up in Montana… a bright spot in this otherwise not-so-great night for minor parties.

The CP’s other hope for a state house pick-up, Ed McGarr in Utah, appears to be trailing very badly at this moment.

Some Early Results…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

I’ve been sweating out a really tough race of my own tonight, but as it stands now things are looking pretty good. I’m leading my opponent by about 6% or 11,000 votes. He’s got a strong base and a lot of institutional support, but with more than 90% of the votes counted… I’m [...]

Badnarik, Smither Fail to Top 10%

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Bob Smither and Michael Badnarik have both failed to top 10% in their respective races.

In Maine, Merrill hits 20% and LaMarche is topping 10%. Whitney holding a solid 10% in Illinois.

No solid word yet on state house races…

Louisiana Has an Election…

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Turns out there was a little bit of an election this weekend. Ballot Access News has all the details, including a better than 10% showing for a Libertarian in a statewide race…

Louisiana held special elections on September 30 for Insurance Commissioner and Secretary of State. This was the first time the Libertarian Party had [...]

Some Minnesota Results…

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

With about 90% reporting in Minnesota, everything went about as expected.

Peter Hutchinson defeated Pam Ellison in the Independence Party primary for governor by a margin of 66-34%.

In the GOP primary, Governor Tim Pawlenty has 89% of the vote to Libertarian-turned-Republican Sue Jeffers’ 11%.

The Independence Party also saw contested primaries for Attorney General and U.S. Senate. [...]

Aimee Allison Advances to Run-Off

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Excellent news for the Oakland Greens as city council candidate Aimee Allison scored a 37% showing in Wednesday’s election and has now forced a run-off with incumbent Pat Kernighan. We profiled Ms. Allison back on April 5th and noted that her previous showing in an Oakland City Council race was 14% in an 8-way [...]

Yesterday’s Special Election Results

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Republicans scored a key hold in California’s 50th Congressional District yesterday as former Congressman Brian Bilbray defeated Democratic challenger Francine Busby. An independent and a Libertarian were also on the ballot.

The results…

Brian P. Bilbray (Rep) - 60,319 votes - 49.33%
Francine Busby (Dem) - [...]

Bludorn Makes Strong Showing as Republican

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

This news is about a week old, but still pretty interesting. As we’d reported, former Libertarian candidate Scott Bludorn was running for State House again, but this time as a Republican.

In 2004 he received slightly more than 8% of the vote in the general election. This year, he polled 46% in the [...]

Greens Win First Election of 2006

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Great news for the Green Party as they win their first election of 2006, a seat on the Lake Worth City Commission in Florida…

A 29-year-old mentor of high school students who believes decision-making should come from a community of equals, not from “top-down authoritative government,” beat out a 50-year-old backed by big business Tuesday night.

First-time [...]

Progressive Wins Burlington Mayoral Race

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Big news tonight as Vermont Progressive Party state representative Bob Kiss was elected mayor of Burlington.


Progressive Bob Kiss was elected mayor of Burlington today, winning on the second ballot of the instant runoff under the city’s new election system.

Kiss, a state representative, won 39 percent of the vote on the first ballot, while Democrat [...]

Texas Primary Produces No Real Surprises

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Texas held a primary election on Tuesday… not that many people actually voted or anything.

A few small points of interest:

1.) Republican Congressman and former LP Presidential candidate Ron Paul wiped this floor with token opposition and won his party’s re-nomination.

2.) The Democratic field has shrunken to two candidates in the District 10 Congressional race. [...]