This article about the final official presidential election returns does not have much new material in it, but it is interesting for pointing out that only four states had a presidential vote margin between the two major party nominees last year that was less than 5%. They were Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Pennsylvania still hasn’t released its write-in results but says it will do so. Vermont write-ins will only be known if any person goes to Montpelier and looks at the returns sent in by each of the towns. The Vermont Elections Director says she will then put the write-in totals on official stationery and the books that publish the national vote totals will accept that. One would think at least one person who wants to enhance the vote totals of Jill Stein, or Virgil Goode, or Stewart Alexander (three presidential candidates who definitely had supporters in Vermont) would take advantage of this opportunity. The Liberty Union Party nominated Alexander for President but he was kept off the ballot anyway because the new deadline law required ballot-qualified minor parties that nominate by convention to certify their presidential nominee by mid-June, whereas qualified parties that nominate by primary were permitted to do that as late as September.