Excerpt from Ballot Access News:
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.
And from a letter by Ballot Access News publisher Richard Winger:
I think you read my blog, or at least did so in the past.
Can you think of any responsible Green Party activist in Vermont, or anywhere in northern New England, who would go to the trouble of visiting the Sec. of State’s office in Montpelier and going thru the reports sent in by each Vermont town clerk, with the Nov. 2012 election returns? Jill Stein write-ins are probably at least 100 in Vermont. Kathy Scheele says if some volunteer does that, she will then put the state total for Stein (and whomever else, assuming the volunteer tracks others as well) on her official stationery. Then we can send that to America Votes (author is Rhodes Cook) and the FEC, and the Clerk of the US House of Representatives, and when their books are published, those votes will be included.
If Jill Stein write-ins in Vermont are at least 122, that would bring her national vote total up from 466,877 to 467,000.
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