Best Counties in Nation for Some Minor Party, Independent Presidential Candidates Identified

Ballot Access News

From preliminary election returns, it appears that these are the best counties for five particular presidential candidates:

Nader: Morgan County, Tennessee 5.2%
Barr: Esmeralda County, Nevada, 2.7%
Baldwin: Millard County, Utah, 5.6%
McKinney: either St. Bernard or LaFourche Parish, both in Louisiana, each 1.1%
Brian Moore: Essex County, Vermont, 2.1%

Thanks to Jack Ross for doing the laborious job of checking all the counties; also thanks to David Leip of the US Election Atlas. Of course when the returns are final, these may change. For the major parties, McCain’s best county is King County, Texas, at 93.2%; Obama’s best jurisdiction is Washington, D.C., which gave him a higher percentage than any county in any state, 92.9%. Aside from D.C., Obama’s best county is Prince Georges County, Maryland, 89.1%.

16 Responses to “Best Counties in Nation for Some Minor Party, Independent Presidential Candidates Identified”

  1. Bill Lussenheide Says:

    Best Street In The Nation…

    For Chuck Baldwin…

    Walker Point Lane In Menifee, California. 100% !

    (We just moved into a new house and have no neighbors yet!)

  2. will Says:

    if our house was the electoral congress, nader would have gotten 3 votes, obama would have gotten 2

  3. PTK Says:

    I expected Mckinney to do better in her home-county of Dekalb, Georgia.

  4. Chinese Conservative Says:

    Bill it the fact that you have no neighbors related to the Housing Crisis?

  5. NV Voter Says:

    Barr’s 12 votes in Esmeralda County tied the number of votes received for None of these Candidates. With Root residing in Nevada I expected better.

    Our LP Congressional Candidate, Sean Morse, received 3.51% in Esmeralda County with 15 votes.

    http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/results/2008StateWideGeneral/Esmeralda.asp

  6. citizen1 Says:

    This site should be could Third Party Watch Weekly since it is updated about once a week now.

  7. will Says:

    yeah whats up with that, it need to be updated a hell of a lot more

  8. Bill Lussenheide Says:

    Will and all:

    Beggars cant be choosers. The price is right for Third Party Watch…FREE!

    You get what you get when the price is gratis!

    Thanks to everyone who manages Third Party Watch, and for the time sacrifices you make to make this site work. I greatly appreciate it.

  9. citizen1 Says:

    Most of the posts are not even original any more.

  10. deb Says:

    NV Voter…
    is that you kris?

    esmeralda is the 2nd least populated county in the country.

  11. deb Says:

    it was way better when steven gordon ran it!

  12. NewFederalist Says:

    Is this site not going to be updated any longer? I see IPR is for sale on eBay. Is this site on the market, too?

  13. Cody Quirk Says:

    Not that I heard of.

  14. Maynard Says:

    The Morgan County for Nader thing is truly bizarre. Morgan County, Tennessee is about as redneck as you can get. Ozark residents laugh at Morgan County. West Virginians won’t even go there.

    Weird.

  15. Catholic Trotskyist Says:

    Yes, IPR is much better. The new owner has been chosen, and it looks like it will continue to be the replacement for TPW, which keeps reappearing even when we think it’s going to disappear, for the last 3 months.

  16. tracifish Says:

    I voted for Chuck Baldwin, though I don’t know how of a Libertarian I am. For one thing, I’d like to see a Bill of Rights for the unborn, disabled and the elderly…and not leave these rights up to the state.

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