2014 Election Night Updates

(11/6, 6:47 p.m. ET) Carolyn Clift, running for governor in Alaska, is at 3.0 percent. Mark Fish, running for U.S. senator, is at 3.7 percent.

(11/6, 5:57 p.m. ET) In Nebraska, Keith Ottersberg won a seat on the Wymore City Council with 162 votes (71 percent).

(11/6, 5:54 p.m. ET) Two victories in Minnesota: Both Libertarian candidates running for Crystal City Council, Olga Parsons and Elizabeth Dahl, beat their incumbent opponents and by significant margins.

(11/5, 6:04 p.m. ET) Ben Backus, running for Secretary of State in Nebraska, is currently at 24.5 percent, with 116,388 votes.

(11/5, 5:50 p.m. ET) Two victories in Indiana: Cheryl Heacox was re-elected to the Clay Township Advisory Board in Wayne County. Steve Coffman was re-elected to the Liberty Township Advisory Board.

(11/5, 11:55 a.m. ET) John Monds, running for the Public Service Commission in Georgia, is currently at 31.6 percent, with 707,328 votes.

(11/5, 11:40 a.m. ET) John Bujak, running for governor in Idaho, is at 4.1 percent.

(11/5, 11:33 a.m. ET) In Missouri, several congressional candidates facing both a Republican and a Democrat are over 5 percent. Robb Cunningham is at 5.5 percent, Herschel Young is at 5.5 percent, and Kevin Craig is at 7.7 percent.

(11/5, 11:18 a.m. ET) Several victories in Louisiana: William McBride was elected to the town council of Washington in St. Landry Parish. Henry Herford was elected as a constable in Franklin Parish. Justin Bonnette was elected as a Justice of the Peace in Vernon Parish. Chad Perry will be in a runoff for Justice of the Peace in Calcasieu Parish.

(11/5, 10:52 a.m. ET) Aaron Starr, running for city council in Oxnard, California, is currently in fourth place with 13.7 percent. (The top two candidates are elected.)

(11/5, 10:50 a.m. ET) Jim McDermott, running for U.S. House in Alaska, is currently at 7.5 percent.

(11/5, 10:25 a.m. ET) The marijuana legalization measure in Alaska is currently winning, with about 52 percent in favor.

(11/5, 10:20 a.m. ET) Michael Knebel, running for Treasurer of Nebraska, is currently at 5.3 percent. If he stays over 5 percent, the LP will retain ballot access in Nebraska.

(11/5, 10:15 a.m. ET) Several Libertarians running for state house in Washington are getting over 30 percent of the vote. David A. Steenson is at 32.4 percent, Elijah Olson is at 31.5 percent, and Tim Turner is at 31.7 percent.

(11/5, 10:12 a.m. ET) Steve Golter, running for the Colorado University Board of Regents, is currently at 41 percent.

(11:59 p.m. ET) Julie Fox, running for comptroller in Illinois, is currently at 4.7 percent (approx. 90 percent of precincts reporting). If the LP gets 5 percent for a statewide office other than governor, that will give the LP ballot access for statewide offices.

(11:59 p.m. ET) Mike McDermott, running for Governor in New York, is currently getting 0.4 percent with 14,204 votes (93 percent of precincts reporting). The LP needs 50,000 votes for governor to get qualified party status and retain ballot access.

(11:56 p.m. ET) Dan Feliciano, running for Governor in Vermont, is currently getting 4.3 percent (91 percent of precincts reporting).

(11:28 p.m. ET) Joseph Baratelli, running for U.S. senator in New Jersey, is at 0.9 percent (81 percent of precincts reporting).

(11:22 p.m. ET) Roger Roots, running for U.S. senator in Montana, is at 2.0 percent (6 percent of precincts reporting).

(11:15 p.m. ET) In Oregon, with approx. 30 percent of est. votes counted, the top-two primary measure is losing with 67 percent opposed, and the marijuana legalization measure is winning with 57 percent in favor.

(11:09 p.m. ET) Julie Fox, running for comptroller in Illinois, is currently at 5.0 percent (approx. 60 percent of precincts reporting). If the LP gets 5 percent for a statewide office other than governor, that will give the LP ballot access for statewide offices.[see update above]

(10:55 p.m. ET) Bobby Tullis was elected as the mayor of Mineral Springs, Arkansas (nonpartisan race).

(10:52 p.m. ET) Andy Craig, running for secretary of state in Wisconsin, is currently at 2.5 percent. The LP needs 1 percent for any statewide office to retain ballot access.

(10:49 p.m. ET) Lee Hieb, running for governor in Iowa, is currently at 1.6 percent. The LP needs 2 percent for governor to retain ballot access.

(10:42 p.m. ET) Barry Hess, running for governor in Arizona, is currently at 3.8 percent (15 percent of precincts reporting). He also ran for this office in 2010 and got 2.2 percent.

(10:30 p.m. ET) Chad Monnin, running for State Rep. Dist. 19 in Ohio, is currently at 8.3 percent (85 percent of precincts reporting).

(10:21 p.m. ET) Chris Holbrook, running for governor in Minnesota, is currently getting 0.9 percent (9 percent of precincts reporting).

(10:20 p.m. ET) Roland Riemers, running for secretary of state in North Dakota, is currently at 5.6 percent with about half of precincts reporting. The LP needs 5 percent for secretary of state to retain ballot access. (According to Ballot Access News, no alternative party has met the 5 percent vote test since 1996, when the Reform Party met it for president.)

(10:17 p.m. ET) Dee Cozzens, running for governor in Wyoming, is currently getting 2.3 percent (11 percent of precincts reporting).

(10:15 p.m. ET) Randall Lord, running for U.S. House District 4 in Louisiana, is at 28.4 percent (38 percent of precincts reporting). In 2012, he got 24.7 percent for the same office.

(9:57 p.m. ET) Robert Burke, running for governor in Wisconsin, is currently getting 0.7 percent (8 percent of precincts reporting).

(9:55 p.m. ET) Sharon Hansen, running for U.S. senator in Illinois, is currently getting 3.6 percent (45 percent of precincts reporting).

(9:52 p.m. ET) Jeremy Walters, running for State Rep. District 26 in South Carolina, is currently at 19.8 percent. In 2012, Walters almost won the same race, getting 47 percent against an independent candidate.

(9:50 p.m. ET) Keen Umbehr, running for Governor in Kansas, is currently getting 3.5 percent (10 percent of precincts reporting).

(9:46 p.m. ET) Sean Haugh, running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, is now up to 3.5 percent with 55 percent of precincts reporting. Currently, the Republican has 48.3 percent and the Democrat has 48.2 percent.

(9:43 p.m. ET) Mary Buzuma, running for governor in Michigan, is currently getting 1.1 percent (18 percent of precincts reporting).

(9:38 p.m. ET) Matthew Hess, running for governor in Colorado, is currently getting 1.7 percent (41 percent of precincts reporting).

(9:24 p.m. ET) The medical marijuana measure in Florida is at 57.1 percent voting in favor (73 percent of precincts reporting). The measure needs 60 percent support to pass.

(9:17 p.m. ET) Mark Elworth Jr., running for governor in Nebraska, is currently getting 2.9 percent (10 percent of precincts reporting). The LP needs 5 percent for any statewide race to retain ballot access in Nebraska.

(9:10 p.m. ET) A recreational marijuana measure on the ballot in the District of Columbia currently shows 67.7 percent voting in favor.

(9:07 p.m. ET) Shawn Quinn, running for governor in Maryland, is currently at 1.1 percent (2 percent of precincts reporting). The LP needs 1 percent for governor to retain ballot access.

(9:05 p.m. ET) Frank Gilbert, running for governor in Arkansas, is currently at 1.4 percent based on early voting. The LP needs 3 percent to retain ballot access. (According to Ballot Access News, this is the first year the Libertarian Party has been on the ballot for governor in Arkansas.)

(9:00 p.m. ET) Steve French, running for Governor in South Carolina, is currently getting 1.1 percent (19 percent of precincts reporting).

(8:58 p.m. ET) Karl Tatgenhorst, running for secretary of state in Indiana, is currently at 3.4 percent. The LP needs 2 percent for secretary of state to retain ballot access.

(8:52 p.m. ET) Rebecca Paddock, running for U.S. senator in Texas, is at 2.4 percent based on early voting.

(8:41 p.m. ET) Andrew Hunt, running for Governor in Georgia, is currently getting 2 percent (14 percent of precincts reporting).

(8:38 p.m. ET) Amanda Swafford, running for U.S. senator in Georgia, is currently getting 2 percent (13 percent of precincts reporting).

(8:29 p.m. ET) Kathie Glass, running for governor in Texas, is currently at 1.25 percent (early voting results). She also ran for this office in 2010 and got 2.2 percent.

(8:26 p.m. ET) John Buckley, running for U.S. senator in West Virginia, is currently getting 1.3 percent (6 percent of precincts reporting).

(8:19 p.m. ET) Sean Haugh, running for U.S. senator in North Carolina, is currently getting 2.8 percent (3.2 percent of precincts reporting). Haugh also ran for this office in 2002, getting 1.5 percent.

(8:13 p.m. ET) William Redpath, running for U.S. House District 10 in Virginia, is currently getting 1.9 percent in a five-way race (17.1 percent of precincts reporting).

(7:57 p.m. ET) A medical marijuana measure is on the ballot in Florida with 56.7 percent voting Yes (11 percent of precincts reporting).

(7:49 p.m. ET) Lucas Overby, running for U.S. House District 13 in Florida, is currently getting 24.3 percent in a two-way race (74 percent of precincts reporting).

(7:47 p.m. ET) Eric Miller, running for U.S. House District 6 in Indiana, is currently getting 4.7 percent (42 percent of precincts reporting).

(7:38 p.m. ET) Robert Sarvis, running for U.S. senator in Virginia, is currently getting 2.7 percent (5.8 percent of precincts reporting). Last year, Sarvis ran for governor of Virginia and got 6.5 percent.

(7:33 p.m. ET) Adrian Wyllie, running for governor in Florida, is currently getting 3 percent (24 percent of precincts reporting).

(7:25 p.m. ET) David Patterson, running for U.S. senator in Kentucky is currently getting 3.0 percent (18 percent of precincts reporting). Patterson was excluded from a televised debate earlier this year, and the LNC filed an unsuccessful lawsuit to get him into the debate.

(6:51 p.m. ET) Libertarians in Arkansas have already elected two candidates today. Jacob Faught is running unopposed in his race for Benton County Township 5 Constable (a partisan race). Casey D. Copeland is running unopposed for Prairie Grove Alderman (a non-partisan race). This will be his third win in a row.

(12:30 p.m. ET) This evening, we’ll be live-posting some noteworthy election results as they come in. Please check back frequently. There are more than 750 Libertarians on the ballot today.

Send election results to 2014results@lp.org. Please include links to the results, and any particularly interesting facts about the race. We won’t be trying to cover every race, but will try to cover an interesting selection from around the country.

 

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