FEC releases 2008 prez/congressional vote count: mixed media response

Ballot Access News is a site which focuses on why and how independent and third party candidates have so many ballot access hurdles to overcome. So, when the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) released its report on votes in the 2008 US Presidential race and Congressional races this week, Ballot Access covered the story in a […]

Another view of the Professor Gates situation: Bob Barr comments

KW writes: The commentary below is from a Libertarian/Conservative Republican point-of-view. Bob Barr  ran for President with the Libertarian Party in 2008.  I agree with a lot of the ideas in the piece. Though, I think the last sentence should say “equally important”. Found the piece at the third party news blog I write for, […]

Homeland Security targets Cynthia McKinney, and supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin as political threats

This story was posted to the other web-site I write for Independent Political Report. Story by Paulie Cannoli: Homeland Security ‘fusion centers’ targeted Cynthia McKinney as a potential threat, as well as supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin April 14th, 2009 Posted in The Jawa Report: ACLU complaint about the DHS, through […]

Missouri apologizes to 3rd parties for unfair report

The Missouri Department of Public Safety issued an apology to third parties and third party candidates for their document, MAIC, which profiled militia members as having Ron Paul, Bob Barr, or Chuck Baldwin bumper stickers on their cars.

Election officials in Kentucky caught cheating on electronic voting machines

County election officials in Clay County, Kentucky arrested for allegedly fraudulently changing votes on vote-counting machine, during the 2008 Presidential Elections.

More votes for Cynthia McKinney (and others): New York State finds uncounted votes

The New York State Board of Elections has found more, previously untallied, votes for president cast in Queens, New York City, New York. The new votes increase totals for candidates: Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, Chuck Baldwin, Roger Calero, Gloria LaRiva, Barack Obama and John McCain.

Presidential Election Results: Grand total for November 2008

Update: At the end of December 2008, Ballot Access News posted what they feel are the final numbers. You can go to the BAN link below for that tally. Note that the grand total for Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney is now 160,118. Figures posted at Ballot Access News. There is also a chart […]

Presidential Race: Final, certified results from NY State

If the specific links do not work, try going to the main NYS BOE web-page here and click on the 2008 General Election Results next to the yellow “new” blurb. Here is the link list of 2008 Election Results for various races: http://www.elections.state.ny.us/2008ElectionResults.html The pdf should be here (though pdf links are trickier): http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/elections/2008/General/PresidentVicePresident08.pdf In […]

Democracy suffers when the news media ignore long-shot candidates and the ideas they espouse

Third-party blind spot — baltimoresun.com While the news media did an effective job this year of covering the presidential campaign between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, the press still has a major blind spot when it comes to writing about third-party contenders. According to a basic LexisNexis database search of election coverage from […]

National vote totals for McKinney and third party candidates

There may still be more votes (especially for minor party candidates) as the automatic recanvasses happen at Boards of Elections all over the country. Though, for now, here are more updated numbers. Found this at www.gpnys.org. Barack Obama, Dem 52.34% 62,748,399 John McCain, GOP 46.38% 55,596,984 Ralph Nader, EPF 0.54% 645,158 Bob Barr, Ind 0.40% […]

Foreshadowing the winner?

Someone previously noted that while Guam’s votes do not go toward the Electoral College, they often give a sign about who may win the Presidential Race. Ballot Access reports (by way of Independent Political Report) that Obama won in Guam. And, that Bob Barr had a small percentage, but a percentage bigger than Badnarik in […]

Nevada Poll: Cynthia McKinney at 1%

Kimberly’s poll-watching observations: Earlier in the campaign, more polls and poll reports seemed to be including Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney. McKinney was polling at .1% to .3% in the earliest polls. Then, there seemed to be a rise to about 1%. Now, closer to the race, when McKinney has had time to build […]

Third Party Debate in NYC this Sunday?: Still all guesses

Update: As of 7:22 pm: The WEB DEBATE IS ON, and Cynthia McKinney will participate. The live debate proposed for Columbia is canceled. Received e-mail from organization at Columbia. -KW In case you are interested in A. Possibly seeing a Third Party Debate in NYC this weekend or B. Knowing if there will be a […]

NY 2008 Presidential Election Ballot with FAQ

2012 Prez Update: 2012 Presidential Candidates(in New York) for 2012 are listed and discussed at our new post: here The ballot will not be set in New York State for the November 2012 general elections until: October 2nd. _________________________________________ 2010 Update: NY Governor Race 2010 Certified ballot for 2010 New York Governor race is at […]