Archive for the 'Election Results' Category

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.

From WRGB-TV:

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. [...]

Boal Takes 7% in Michigan

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Early and unconfirmed results from the Charlevoix County District 1 Commissioner race. Ellis Boal, the Green Party’s candidate, took home roughly 7% of the vote yesterday…

Connie Saltonstall —333 votes (49%)
John Haggard —299 votes (44%)
Ellis Boal —47 votes (7%)

Note: Boal was our ‘candidate of the day’ on Sunday.

Libertarian Scores 11.6% in State House Race

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

A really nice showing for Libertarian Richard Ford in Missouri’s special election to fill State House District 105!

105th District:
Frame – Democrat: 1,919 votes (45.8%)
Groom – Republican: 1,783 votes (42.6%)
Ford – Libertarian: 488 votes (11.6%)

Results from the St. [...]

‘Shock Jock’ Only Independent Winner

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

This will be the final Canada-related story for a while… I promise.

From the CBC

The only MP who will sit as an Independent in the next session of Parliament is a controversial former Quebec City radio host known to his fans as King Arthur.

André Arthur won the riding of Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier with almost 40 per [...]

Final Full Results from Canada

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Conservative Party site
5,370,903 votes for 308 candidates, won 124 seats (gain of 26)

Liberal Party site
4,477,217 votes for 308 candidates, won 103 seats (loss of 30)

New Democratic Party site
2,590,808 votes for 308 candidates, won 29 seats (gain of 10)

Bloc Québécois site
1,552,043 votes for 75 candidates, won 51 seats (loss of 2)

Green Party site
665,940 [...]

Canada Results Update

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

From CTV’s live streaming newscast, currently leading or elected…

Conservatives – 120 seats
Liberals – 97 seats
Bloc Quebecois – 50 seats
New Democrats – 25 seats
Independent – 1 seat

The Green who was apparently leading earlier tonight has fallen behind.

Canada: Green & Independent Leading

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

With early and incomplete results streaming in from around Canada it appears that, at this moment, the Conservatives have defeated the sitting Liberal government. Additionally, one independent and one Green Party candidate are leading in their races.

More updates to follow…

Gilchrist Loses to Absentee Voters

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

It looks like the well organized Republican machine delivered for John Campbell, as he actually won Tuesday’s special election entirely on the strength of his absentee support.

Absentee Voter Results
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John Campbell (Rep) 30,895 (53.18%)
Steve Young (Dem) 14,697 (25.30%)
Jim Gilchrist (AI) 10,944 [...]

Final Results from California

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Well, it was a good run for Jim Gilchrist. In the 48th Congressional District’s special election yesterday he managed to poll 25% for a close third.

John Campbell (Rep) – 41,450 votes (44.7%)
Steve Young (Dem) – 25,926 votes (28.0%)
Jim Gilchrist (AmInd) – 23,237 votes (25.1%)
Bea Tiritilli (Grn) [...]

Gilchrist Up to 22% in CA-48

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Just a quick update as I sign off for the night. With about 75% counted, Gilchrist is still in third with 22%, the Democrat has 27% and the Republican has 48%.

You can continue to track the results here:
http://www.oc.ca.gov/election/Live/e29/results.htm

Gilchrist in Third With 19%

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Early returns from the California special election for Congressional District 48 show Republican John Campbell with 53% of the vote, Democrat Steve Young with 25%, and Constitution Party candidate Jim Gilchrist in third with 19%.

I would expect that when things are said and done we’ll see Gilchrist jump a few more points and probably finish [...]

More Green Victories from November

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The always-excellent Ken Sain reports on a bundle of newly reported Green Party victories from last month’s election:

The national Green Party office continues to update the election database with more Green victories in 2005.

The latest figures: Greens ran in 176 races in 2005 and so far 43 Greens were elected to office. That translates to [...]

It’s Special Election Day in Minnesota!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Today is the special election for 2 Minnesota State Senate seats. One of those has a very strong Independence Party candidate (Del Haag).

Considering that Haag is clearly the most qualified candidates and has just recently won a major newspaper endorsement, this could be an exciting win for the Indpendence Party tonight!

I won’t be around [...]

Brown Write-ins Good for 13% in Brunswick

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Had Elaine Brown not been kicked off the ballot in the race for mayor of Brunswick, GA… she probably would have had a very good shot at winning.

Ballot Access News reports that Brown received 13% of the vote as a write-in, even though her campaign had been completely sidetracked with court battles and many voters [...]

Hammonton First Sweeps Local Races

Friday, November 11th, 2005

The Hammonton First Party swept the Hammonton, NJ mayoral and city council races on Tuesday.

Each of the 4 races contained a Democrat, a Republican, and a Hammonton First candidate… and in each race the HFP candidate received more votes than the Republican and Democrat combined.

Click here for the results.

An LP win in Georgia…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

A Libertarian was elected to a seat on the city council in the small town of Irwinton, Georgia. (pop. 500-ish)

Jeff Edgens received 100 votes, the other candidate got 86.

A Mixed Bag…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Two Greens running for re-election to the Minneapolis City Council lost… but another Green seeking a seat on the council won.

A Green was elected to the Portland School Board.

Two members of the One New London Party were elected to the New London City Council. The promising Greens in this race fell just short of [...]

Election Night - Results & Discussion

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Here are a few links to help you keep tabs on tonight’s election results.

This thread will remain at the top of the page for tonight, so please feel free to post results as you see them and also discuss how things are turning out.

>> Virginia Governor and Delegate Races – Governor, District 36, District 37, [...]

Election Night - The Big List of Winners

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Cam Gordon (Green Party)
elected to a seat on the Minneapolis City Council

Susan Hopkins (Green Party)
wins a seat on the Portland, Maine school board

Annie Young (Green Party)
re-elected to the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Jeff Edgens (Libertarian)
elected to a seat on the city council of Irwinton, GA

William M. Cornish (One New London Party)
wins a seat on the [...]

Libertarian Wins Colorado Race

Friday, November 4th, 2005

On Tuesday, Libertarian Doug Anderson won a seat on the Lakewood, Colorado city council. The results from the Colorado LP’s website are:

Doug Anderson 2,780 votes – 40.6%
Tom Booher 2,663 votes – 38.9%
Rich Olver 952 votes – 13.9%
Walt Heidenfelder 454 votes – 6.6%

Greens Advance in Minneapolis Races

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

In the Minneapolis City Council races…

Green Party incumbents Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmermann both advance to the general election. Zimmerman is being investigated by the FBI.

Green challengers Aaron Neumann, Dave Bicking, and Cam Gordon all posted very distant second place showings, but will still advance to the general election in their districts.

Dickinson Finishes Strong

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Elizabeth Dickenson, the Green candidate for St. Paul mayor, fared better in her race than her Minneapolis counter-part.

With 89% reporting…

Chris Coleman (DFL) had 51 percent, or 11,431 votes.
Randy Kelly (DFL) had 27 percent, or 6,017 votes.
Elizabeth Dickinson (GRN) had 20 percent, with 4,414 votes.

The Invisible Candidate…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Apparently the ‘Hardest Part’ of running for office is winning. Ok, enough awful puns.

A very disappointing result for 98 Degrees singer and independent mayoral candidate Justin Jeffre…

From NEWS 5:

City Council member David Pepper and State Sen. Mark Mallory finished a close 1-2 in Tuesday’s primary and will square-off for mayor of [...]

Hakeem Defeated in Minneapolis

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Farheen Hakeem, the Green Party’s candidate for mayor of Minneapolis, was defeated tonight. In a 12-way race she’s running a distant third with roughly 85% of the vote counted. The top two vote getters will advance to a run-off.

R. T. RYBAK. . . . . . [...]