Live election updates, November 2018

The Libertarian Party has more than 800 candidates on the ballot nationwide, in the Nov. 6, 2018, midterm election.

Visit this page throughout the day for updates about election returns. We’ll be live-blogging, posting results as information becomes available.*

If you notice something we haven’t yet covered, send the election results to Campaigns@LP.org and include a link to the source.


Tuesday, November 6

(9:50 P.M. EST) With more than 72,958 votes for John Yeutter in the race for Oklahoma state auditor and inspector, Libertarian Party ballot access is secured in Oklahoma through 2022.
Update, Wed. Nov. 7 at 12:28 AM EST: Yeutter has received a record-setting 270,000 270,016 votes, or 24.8 percent. (100% reporting)

(10:03 P.M. EST) Lucy Brenton for U.S. Senate in Indiana has received 4.0 percent with 60,466 77,704 votes in her three-way race. (61.43 89 percent reporting)

(10:07 P.M. EST) Matt Waters for U.S. Senate in Virginia has 1.9 percent with 58,099 votes in his three-way race against Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Corey Stewart. (99 percent of precincts reporting)

(10:11 P.M. EST) Cole Ebel, chair of LP Tennessee, has won a seat on the Carthage City Council, Tennessee.

(10:16 P.M. EST) Travis Irvine for Ohio governor has 61,158 votes, or 1.1 percent in his four-way race. (74% reporting)

(10:26 P.M. EST) Jilletta Jarvis has 4,423 votes, or 1.7 percent, in her three-way race for governor of New Hampshire. (50% reporting)

(10:55 P.M. EST) With more than 62,000 90,664 90,816 votes for Larry Sharpe in a five-way race for governor of New York, Libertarian Party ballot access is secured in New York for the first time ever, through 2022. (99% reporting)

(11:04 P.M. EST) Brandon Phinney, incumbent Libertarian member of the New Hampshire state house (Strafford District 24), has not won his bid for re-election. (Vote totals pending.)

(11:08 P.M. EST) Shawn Elliott of Florida has won a position on the Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District, Seat 1, with 68.55 percent in his two-way race. (100% of precincts reporting)

(11:14 P.M. EST) With absentee ballots remaining to be counted, Libertarian Bethany Baldes leads incumbent Rep. David Miller with 54 percent of the vote in the race for Wyoming House of Representatives, District 55.
Update, 11:55 P.M. EST:
Absentee ballots having been counted, it appears Baldes has been defeated by 50 52 votes.

Wednesday, November 7

(12:35 A.M. EST) Having garnered 3.5 percent of the vote in his U.S. House race in WyomingRichard Brubaker has retained the Libertarian Party’s ballot access there.

(12:40 A.M. EST) Ethan Bishop-Henchman has garnered 8.39 percent in his race for council chairman in the District of Columbia. Joseph Bishop-Henchman has garnered 6.67 percent in his race for District of Columbia attorney. These results each have met the requirement to secure ballot access for the Libertarian Party in D.C. through 2020.

(12:53 A.M. EST) Phil Anderson has received 0.75 percent of the vote in his six-way race for governor of Wisconsin. (93 percent reporting)

(1:12 A.M. EST) Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke has earned 42.1 percent of the vote in her two-way race for reelection. (95 percent reporting)

(1:39 A.M. EST) LNC Development Director Lauren Daugherty has earned 22 percent or 7,131 votes in her bid for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, McLennan County, Texas.

(1:45 A.M. EST) Brian Luke has received 27.6 percent, or 51,709 votes, in his race against the incumbent for U.S. House in Washington state’s 2nd district. (60% reporting)

(1:53 A.M. EST) Allen Acosta has earned 30 percent of the vote in a two-way race against the Democratic incumbent for Washington state house, District 22, Position 2. (73% reporting)

(2:10 A.M. EST) The Libertarian Party of Indiana has retained ballot access for four years, as Mark Rutherford has received 3.2 percent (61,568 votes) in his three-way race for secretary of state.

(2:17 A.M. EST) In a four-way race for Massachusetts state auditor, Daniel Fishman has earned 4.2 percent of the vote, retaining ballot access for the Libertarian Party through 2020. (81% reporting)

(2:29 A.M. EST) Kelly Standley, candidate for U.S. House in Kansas’s 2nd district, has received 5.5 percent, or 14,402 votes, in the three-way race. (99% reporting)

(2:37 A.M. EST) The Libertarian Party has retained ballot access in Wyoming, through Richard Brubaker’s garnering 3.5 percent of the vote in his run for U.S. House. The threshold for ballot access is 2 percent.

(3:07 A.M. EST) In Texas, Mark Tippetts has received 139,419 votes (1.7 percent) 140,125 votes (1.68 percent) in his three-way race for governor, and U.S. Senate candidate Neal Dikeman has received 64,782 votes (0.8 percent) in his three-way race against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz, and challenger Beto O’Rourke.  Mark Ash, candidate for Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8, has received over 24 percent, serving to retain ballot access for the Libertarian Party in Texas for the next two years. (97% reporting)

(3:37 A.M. EST) Gov. Gary Johnson has received 102,770 106,101 votes (15.4 percent) in his three-way race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico.  (98% reporting)

(5:09 A.M EST) In Kentucky, three Libertarians have won their bids for magistrate:  Trevor Applegate in Mason County, Shannon Denniston in Montgomery County, and Shane Walker in Graves County.

(5:17 A.M. EST) Mark West has received 2.9 percent of the vote in his three-way race for governor of Arkansas. (77% reporting)  The threshold for the Libertarian Party to have ballot access in the next cycle is 3 percent.

(5:39 A.M. EST) Kash Jackson has received 2.4 percent (104,673 votes) in his four-way race for governor of Illinois. The threshold for the Libertarian Party to have ballot access in the next cycle is 5 percent. (99% reporting)

(5:45 A.M. EST) Rod Hanscombe has received 0.5% (6,250 votes) in his five-way race for governor of Connecticut.  The threshold for the Libertarian Party to have ballot access in the next cycle is 1.0 percent. (91% reporting)

(6:01 A.M EST) In Washington, D.C., the vote totals for Bruce Majors (earning 3,652 votes in his five-way race for delegate to the U.S. House) and Martin Moulton (earning 6,867 votes in his four-way race for D.C. mayor) both exceeded the number of registered Libertarian voters among their constituency.

(6:49 A.M EST) In Iowa, gubernatorial candidate Jake Porter has received 1.5 percent (21,096 votes), placing third in the four-way race. The threshold for the Libertarian Party to have ballot access in the next cycle is 2 percent. (100% reporting)

(8:49 A.M EST) Billy Toien has received 15.7 percent of the vote in his bid for governor of Alaska, breaking Dick Randolph’s record for a Libertarian in a gubernatorial race.
Update, 8:07 P.M. EST: A news service from which several organizations were drawing their Alaska data appears to have introduced a typographical error to the vote totals in this race. It appears that Toien’s third-place position comprises not 43,227 votes, but 4,327, rendering his share of the vote in the four-way race to be 1.84 percent.  Thus, Dick Randolph’s record finish for a Libertarian candidate for governor of Alaska — 14.9 percent in 1982 — stands.

(2:14 P.M EST) In South Carolina, Artie Buxton won his bid for school board in Florence County’s District 1, Seat 5, with 67.07 68 percent.

(2:40 P.M EST) Mark Fish, running for the 8th district in Alaska’s house of representatives, has received 10.82 percent in a three-way race against a Democrat and an Republican. (100% reporting)

(2:49 P.M EST) In California, the race for Riverside County board of supervisors is tight. Calimesa Mayor Jeffrey Hewitt has received 23,406 votes (49.62 percent) to former assemblyman Russ Bogh’s 23,766 (50.38 percent), a difference of 360 votes, well below the number of provisional and mail-in ballots still being counted.  (100% reporting)
Update, Friday at 11:30 P.M. EST: The elections office is reporting Hewitt behind by 514 votes. He has received 27,107 (49.53 percent) to Bogh’s 27,621 votes (50.47 percent).
Update, Saturday at 11:20 P.M. EST: The elections office is reporting Hewitt behind by 569 votes. He has received 28,392 (49.50 percent) to Bogh’s 28,961 votes (50.50 percent).
Update, Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 P.M. EST: The elections office is reporting Hewitt behind by 528 votes. He has received 29,058 (49.55 percent) to Bogh’s 29,586 votes (50.45 percent).
Update, Monday Nov. 12 at 11:40 P.M. EST: Election monitors from the Hewitt campaign estimate the as-yet-uncounted ballots in his district at 40,000.

Thursday, November 8

(1:44 A.M EST) In Minnesota, three Libertarians won their city council races: Olga Parsons in Crystal, Nick Roehl in Plymouth, and in Burnsville, Vince Workman, who will be joining LNC Candidate Recruiting Specialist and Councilmember Cara Schulz, elected in 2016 to a four-year term.

(2:33 A.M EST) Four Libertarians in Indiana have been elected to their towns’ leadership: Cheryl Heacox for Greensfork township advisor, Dean Hartley for Franklin township board, Terry Coffman for Liberty township board at large, and Jamie Owens for Liberty township trustee.

(4:20 A.M EST) In the California state assembly: Justin Quigley has received 30.7 percent or 16,416 votes in his run for the 21st district seat; Christopher Stare has received 10,405 votes (13.7 percent) in the 51st district; and Brandon Nelson has received 26.6 percent (23,848 votes) in the 4th district.

(4:31 A.M EST) Honor “Mimi” Robson, chair of LP California, has received 28.3 percent (26,083 votes) in her bid for the California assembly’s 70th district seat. Autumn Browne, has received 11,024 votes or 27.6 percent in her run for the assembly’s 69th district. Browne’s father was the late Harry Browne, the Libertarian presidential nominee in 1996 and 2000.

Friday, November 16

(9:10 A.M. EST) In Arizona, Levi Tappan was elected mayor of Page, with 53 percent; he had been serving on the city council. In CaliforniaScott Wooden has been re-elected to the Del Mar Union School Board, finishing first out of a field of four; Kent Fowler has been re-elected to the Feather River Recreation and Park District Board; and Vern Dahl has been re-elected to the Lucia Mar Unified School District Board. In Kentucky, Cory Fitzpatrick has been elected Boyd County Magistrate in District 3. In NebraskaKeith Ottersberg has been re-elected without opposition to the Wymore City Council. Larry Bush was unopposed in his re-election bid for mayor of Jarrell, Texas. And Jerry Albert has been elected Justice of the Peace in Bennington, Vermont.

Monday, November 19

(10:44 P.M EST) As ballot counting continues in California, Calimesa Mayor Jeffrey Hewitt is now ahead of former assemblyman Russ Bogh by 266 votes (50.17 percent) in his bid for Riverside County Supervisor.

 

 

* Results are tentative unless otherwise indicated.

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