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Michigan Releases Write-in Totals

Published on November 26, 2012, by in General.

On November 26, the Michigan Secretary of State released official election results, including write-in totals for President. Gary Johnson was credited with 7,774 write-ins, the highest number of write-ins ever recorded in Michigan for a presidential candidate in November. The previous record had been Ralph Nader in 1996, who was credited with 2,322 in Michigan.

Michigan did not permit write-ins for president in the general election until 1964, when the Prohibition Party won a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court on that subject.

The other write-ins presidential candidates in Michigan received this number of write-ins: Stewart Alexander, Socialist, 89; Jerry White, Socialist Equality, 68; Tom Hoefling, American’s Independent Party, 42. Thanks to Thomas Jones for this information.

15 Responses

  1. Jed Siple

    That’s a pretty great total! Does this move him to 1.00% nationally or still at 0.99%?

  2. :-)

    w00t. At least Michigan did the right thing and actually counted/credited the votes. Major hats off to you, MI.

    Congrats to Gary for the good total! :)

  3. :-)

    Oh, and the LP should have a new slogan…

    WE ARE THE .99%!


  4. El Chupacabra

    How many popular votes that make for Johnson so far?

  5. Every day the popular vote changes as more and more votes are counted. I’ll put the latest figures in the Dec. 1 2012 paper Ballot Access News, but all figures won’t be final until mid-December. Most states still haven’t finished their official count.

  6. El Chupacabra

    Yes, but I’m still curious, if anyone is keeping a running total.

  7. Jed Siple

    There are also great state-by-state totals at thegreenpapers.com

  8. Arthur C. Barker

    @6 and 7 —

    Richard pointed out this link to Wikipedia earlier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2012 It’s an extensive article on the 2012 Presidential elecions. If you scroll way down to a table included, it will give the latest figures they have from a running total. Gary Johnson and Jim Gray currently show 1,266,324 popular votes or 0.99% of the total. Figures for several of the other alternative candidates are also shown.

  9. El Chupacabra


  10. Demo Rep

    NOT mentioned in the wiki —
    The E.C. system is one more EVIL ANTI-Democracy gerrymander system.

    Obama de facto got elected by about 29 percent of the total popular votes — in the States/DC with the lowest Obama popular votes/EC votes ratios.

    More of the same will at the moment happen again in 2016 — IF any Democracy somehow survives the next 4 years of monarchy / oligarchy *mandate* machinations in D.C.

  11. M Carling

    As of today, Gary Johnson’s count works out to 0.992%. The percentage is still climbing a little bit every day and will probably continue to do so for the next two weeks.

  12. Dale Manning

    Given the simple fact of limited exposure, the response received could easily make him our next president and all issues raised by him are now in the limelight! :)

  13. Larry West

    Wasn’t Roseanne Barr a qualified write-in candidate in Michigan? Did she not get any votes at all?

  14. Richard Winger

    #14, no, she wasn’t a qualified write-in in Michigan.

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