Election returns to watch for tonight

If Libertarian candidates receive the votes described below, the LP will gain ballot access in that state, according to Ballot Access News:

  • Arkansas — 3 percent of the vote for governor
  • Hawaii — legislative candidates winning 2 percent of all legislative votes
  • Illinois — 5 percent of the vote for governor
  • Iowa — 2 percent of the vote for governor
  • Maryland — 1 percent of the vote for governor
  • Minnesota — 5 percent of the vote for any statewide office
  • Mississippi — 2 percent of the vote for any statewide office
  • Montana — 5 percent of vote for U.S. Senate or U.S. House extends ballot access to 2018
  • Nebraska — 5 percent of the vote for any statewide office
  • New York — 50,000 votes for Libertarian for governor
  • North Dakota — 5 percent of the vote for secretary of state
  • Utah — 2 percent of the vote for attorney general extends ballot access to 2018
  • Virginia — 10 percent of the vote for U.S. Senate
  • Washington, D.C. — 7,500 votes for mayor, shadow U.S. representative, or shadow U.S. Senate
  • Wisconsin — 1 percent of the vote for any statewide office
  • Wyoming — 2 percent of the vote for U.S. House, governor, or secretary of state

There are many ballot initiatives of interest to Libertarians. Of critical importance is a No vote on Oregon Measure 90, which would institute a “top two” election system, making access to the general election ballot very difficult for Libertarians.

The Libertarian Party is expected to set a 100-year record for total votes for cumulative top-of-ticket races (governor, U.S. Senate) nationwide achieved by an alternative party challenging Democrats and Republicans.

Stay tuned to our live-blogging of election results as they come in tonight.

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