Twenty-four Presidential Candidates Received At Least 1,000 Votes in November 2016

Twenty-four individuals who were actually running for president in November 2016 received at least 1,000 recorded votes. This does not include individuals who were not running for president in November, such as Bernie Sanders, but who nevertheless received hundreds of thousands of write-in votes, most of which were not counted or reported.

The final totals for these twenty-four appear to be:

Hillary Clinton 65,844,954, Democrat, Working Families, Women’s Equality
Donald Trump 62,979,879, Republican, Conservative, American Independent
Gary Johnson 4,488,919, Libertarian, Independence of New York
Jill Stein, 1,457,045, Green
Evan McMullin, 732,001, independent, Better for America, Independence of S.C. & Mn.
Darrell Castle, 203,024, Constitution
Gloria La Riva, 74,397, Socialism & Liberation, Peace & Freedom, Liberty Union
Rocky De La Fuente, 33,136, independent, Reform, American Delta
Richard Duncan, 24,308, independent
Dan Vacek, 13,537, Legal Marijuana Now
Alyson Kennedy, 12,467, Socialist Workers
Michael Smith, 9,352, independent
Chris Keniston, 7,254, Veterans
Michael Maturen, 6,765, American Solidarity
Lynn Kahn, 5,730, independent, New Independent Party of Iowa
Jim Hedges, 5,617, Prohibition
Thomas Hoefling, 4,856, America’s Party
Monica Moorehead, 4,319, Workers World
Laurence Kotlikoff, 3,604, independent
Peter Skewes, 3,250, American Party of South Carolina
Rocky Giordani, 2,752, Independent American Party of Utah
Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, 2,706, Socialist, Natural Law of Michigan
Scott Copeland, 2,356, Constitution Party of Idaho
Kyle Kopitke, 1,096, Independent American of Colorado

I appreciate the help from Wauna Keegan with this, although the totals above are mine, not his. His totals omitted the write-ins from Minnesota.


Twenty-four Presidential Candidates Received At Least 1,000 Votes in November 2016 — 8 Comments

  1. Just a note that Evan McMullin was the nominee of the Minnesota Independence Party as well.

  2. Didn’t Tom Hoefling get endorsed by the American Party too? They don’t have ballot access, but technically he was their candidate.

  3. Michigan Voter, thank you, you are right. I amended the post.
    Karl, I am not aware that the American Party endorsed Tom Hoefling, but even if it were true, it hasn’t had its own candidates on the ballot anywhere since 1996 so I don’t consider it a functioning party. The Communist Party endorsed Hillary Clinton but it hasn’t had any candidates on the ballot since 1996 either. They are just pressure groups now, not parties.

  4. Personally, I think it’s a shame that Bradford Lyttle couldn’t manage to get at least a 1,000, given that 2016 is likely to be the last presidential race he runs.

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