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By End of Day on Friday, December 14, All Presidential Votes Should be Known Except for Write-ins in Certain States

Published on December 13, 2012, by in General.

The only states that have not finished tabulating the vote for president, at least for candidates on the ballot, are California and West Virginia, but both expect to release final figures by the end of the day, December 14. West Virginia would have been finished earlier except that Marshall County’s final tally is still incomplete.

However, write-ins remain to be tallied in some states. For example, Massachusetts says it won’t have the write-in tallies for the declared write-in presidential candidates until mid-January.

8 Responses

  1. Jed Siple

    I wish some of these states that are lax in counting write-ins would let outsiders tabulate them. I guarantee I and a few volunteers could accurately tabulate PA’s write-ins, for example, and save the state the expense. Hell, I’d be honoured to do it. Every vote should count.

  2. Casual Bystander

    It’s ironic that states are supposedly so interested in maximizing voter turnout with things such as same day registration and various other ideas to get lazy, uninformed voters to the polls and then they turn around and restrict their choices with difficult ballot access for non-Ds and Rs and finish counting ALL the votes whenever they get around to it. Swell!

  3. The SC votes may have been certified, but the poor management of the election in Richland County means that votes are still turning up and there is a great deal of uncertainty about the result. 100 votes from a single precinct are apparently still uncounted, according to an initial report, linked below.


    Richland County contains the state capital of Columbia.

  4. Demo Rep

    End registrations 28 days before each election using only snail mail paper ballots.

    Oregon survives — with fewer flu epidemics — due to hot/cold voters at packed polling places on election days.

  5. Every state should have registration up to and including at the polls on election day, and allow all felons to vote (including while serving time in prison, as Maine and Vermont do). Allow petitioning outside as well as inside polling places. Not just good ideas – they should be the law.

  6. California results should be interesting…

  7. Jed Siple

    California write-ins:

    Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano 21,461 0.16%
    Rocky Anderson/Luis Rodriguez 992 0.01%
    Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer 503 0.00%
    Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza 82 0.00%
    Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer 79 0.00%
    James Harris/Alyson Kennedy 72 0.00%
    Stephen Durham/Christina López 54 0.00%
    Samm Tittle/Matt Turner 6 0.00%

  8. Ron Paul actually did better than four years ago. It appears not all Ron Paul supporters agreed that Gary Johnson was all that much better than Bob Barr after all.

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