Preliminary election results

These are preliminary results for Libertarians running for Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House. Vote counts and percentages are not final, but percentages probably will not change much. This list does not include several Libertarians who had to run as write-in candidates (their votes have not been counted yet).

Bob Barr: Express Jet pilot a political hero

2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr writes in The Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarians oppose abusive TSA strip-search machines

WASHINGTON - Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle commented today on the Transportation Security Administration's use of strip-search machines at airports.

Hinkle said, "The TSA should end the strip-search machine program immediately.

"We've reached a point where our government has no qualms about humiliating us.

U.S. Senate contests – explaining success

As Wes Benedict pointed out in a recent message, we had two U.S. Senate campaigns this year that were unusually successful, in terms of vote percentages. Rebecca Sink-Burris received 5.3% of the vote in Indiana, while yours truly got 4.7% in Arizona.

Kathy Woolsey

Charleston County Soil and Water Commission,

Election Date: November 3, 2010

Location

SC

Compiling 2010 election results

Thanks again to everyone who either ran for office as a Libertarian, or voted Libertarian. We'll be compiling results and working to try to provide statistics to compare 2010 results to past results. At first glance, our results seem about average for the Libertarian Party. In the meantime, we'll be posting various snippets of information on this blog entry.

Note that everything here is based on preliminary results. Numbers are likely to change as additional votes are counted.

Election Night Updates

(5:00pm ET) We'll be posting election-related items of interest to Libertarians as the evening goes on. Please check back frequently.

(7:15pm ET) First report: Indiana US House District 8, John Cunningham (L) has 5% (22% of precincts reporting). In 2008, Libertarians running for US House in Indiana averaged 3.3%. In 2006, the average was 4.1%.

(7:35pm ET) Indiana US House District 9, Greg Knott (L) has 5% (25% of precincts reporting.)

Three-minute statement to Arizona voters

FOX-11 in Tucson ran this three-minute statement on Sunday; they offered every candidate for a major office the opportunity to do this, but surprisingly few took advantage of it!  The media in Arizona give Libertarians better coverage than in most states, partly because we've earned it!  While you're on their website, check out the statements by Barry Hess and Steve Stoltz too!

 

Pollster Scott Rasmussen says Americans "want to govern themselves"

In his editorial "A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP," pollster Scott Rasmussen says:

Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don't want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.

Read the editorial.

George Will praises Libertarian candidate's "Less We Can" slogan

In his October 31 syndicated column, George Will had this to say about Libertarian candidate Mark Grannis:

...Mark Grannis, the Libertarian Party's congressional candidate, deserves many votes of gratitude for his slogan, the year's best: "Less we can."

Read the column.

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