How did IPR contributors and readers do on election day?

IPR founder GE shared 23,740 votes with 16 others in a slate of presidential electors pledged to Bob Barr, .4% of the vote.

Contributor Paulie Cannoli shared 4,983 votes with 8 other Alabama presidential electors pledged to Bob Barr, .2%.

Contributor Tom Knapp took 8,576 votes in Missouri’s 2nd congressional district, for 2.3%. He additionally recieved 1,005 votes as Boston Tea Party presidential nominee Charles Jay’s runningmate in Tennessee for .04%.

Contributor Trent Hill shared 9,353 votes with eight other presidential electors pledged to Ron Paul, .48%.

Contributor VTV took 4,606 votes in Michigan’s 10th congressional district for 1.3%.

Resident historian Darcy Richardson shared 769 votes with 26 other Florida presidential electors pledged to Charles Jay, .0096%.

Reader Arthur DiBianca took 3,432 votes in Texas House District 51, 10.48%

Reader Bill Lussenheide shares an unknown number of write-ins with 54 other presidential electors pledged to Chuck Baldwin.

Reader Brian Holtz shared 51,096 votes with 54 other presidential electors pledged to Bob Barr. He also took 8,670 votes and third place in California’s 14th congressional district for 4.2%. In the same race, reader Carol Brouillet (G) was 4th with 7,090 votes, 3.5%.

Reader Chris Cole took 131,867 votes for North Carolina Senator, 3.12%.

Reader Darryl W. Perry took an as yet unknown number of votes as a write-in candidate for Alabama Senator, as well as sharing an unknown number of write-ins with 8 other presidential electors for Charles Jay.

Reader George Phillies has 470 votes as a Libertarian candidate for president in New Hampshire, 0.1% (94% counted).

Reader Jason Gatties took 10,274 votes for the Lake Michigan College board of Trustees, 7.7%.

Reader Robert E. Thornsberry took 4,670 votes as Chuck Baldwin’s vice-presidential runningmate in Kentucky, .3%.

Reader Steven Linnabary took 9,543 votes for Ohio’s 12th congressional district, 2.92%.

Reader Steve Trinward shared 1,005 votes with 10 other Tennessee presidential electors for Charles Jay, .04%.

Reader Susan Hogarth took 4,703 votes in North Carolina’s State House District 38, 15.03% in a two-way race.

Reader Timm Knibbs took 323 votes in Connecticut’s 81st Assembly district, 3%. He also received an unknown number of write-in votes as a presidential elector pledged to Chuck Baldwin.

Reader Travis Maddox took 6,148 votes in Missouri’s 7th congressional district, 1.9%.

Reader Wes Benedict took 7,088 votes for Travis County, TX County Commissioner, 5.08%.

This list isn’t comprehensive just yet, be sure to bring us up to speed in the comments!

41 thoughts on “How did IPR contributors and readers do on election day?

  1. LaineRBT

    Congratulations to everyone in the above list! God, we are such psychos here at IPR!!! I say that with the nicest thoughts behind it.

  2. paulie cannoli

    With 99% reporting, me and the other 8 Barr electors in Alabama got 0.2% – 4983 votes.

    Darcy Richardson is listed as a contributor (not sure if he ever posted?). IIRC he was a Florida elector for Jay. 774 votes with 99% reporting.

    George Phillies is an IPR reader. With 94% reporting, he has 470 votes (o.1%) for President in NH.

  3. paulie cannoli

    I don’t feel like looking up more results this second.

    Here are some other people who comment here who were running…

    Travis Maddox
    Steve Linnabary
    Susan Hogarth

    more when I think of some

  4. sunshinebatman

    Hopefully some of you third-place electors are pro-American and will be suing to disqualify the votes for the demo/publican electoral slates for nominating ineligible foreign-born candidates.

  5. Fred Church Ortiz Post author

    Bill Lussenheide was apparently neither on ballot nor a certified write-in candidate.

  6. BrianHoltz

    I am also a Barr elector in California, and I won a seat on my town’s Purissima Hills Water Board. (The latter was taken off Tuesday’s ballot because only two of us filed for the three available seats.)

  7. Catholic Trotskyist

    The Catholic Trotskyist Party of America has no candidates or electors this year, but with the victory of Barack Obama and the expansion of the Democrati majority, it clearly had a very good night this election. It is disappointed about the defeats of Sheehan and the disappointing results for Kevin Barrett.

  8. Catholic Trotskyist

    I know he’s not a commenter, but Ron Paul Republican BJ Lawson didn’t do well in his North Carolina house race. He did only a point or two better than the 2006 Republican candidate there.

  9. Fanta

    What is up with Ralph Nader’s November 5 Movement?

    It seems like a good idea – a sort of Campaign for Liberty of the Left – but what an unfortunate name. The name “November 5 Movement” is too reminiscent of three-dozen different terrorist organizations called “The [MONTH] [DATE] Movement”, i.e., the November 17 Organization, Black September Movement, February 9 Group, etc. etc.

    I know this is going to come off as horribly racist and I apologize in advance for that, but a bunch of Arabs running a group called the November 5 Movement could cause some people a moment of pause.

  10. citizen1

    Timm Knibbs (me) came home from work, ate, and went to vote for 6:30 am. I voted and went home to sleep. Got up made supper and then went to work. I also received 323 (3%) as a candidate for state rep in CT 81st district. I do not know how may votes I receive as a presidential elector for Baldwin yet because he was a write-in.

  11. Fred Church Ortiz Post author

    The use of “The [MONTH] [DATE] Movement” is common for political parties across the world, and I suspect (but am not sure) that those outnumber terrorist organizations on balance.

    Post updated for Timm and Arthur.

  12. DWP2016

    I will find out write-in totals for my campaign for US Senate (Alabama) sometime between Nov 22 & 25

    Also additional write-in’s for Charles Jay will be known at a later date

    Darryl W. Perry

  13. Fanta

    The use of “The [MONTH] [DATE] Movement” is common for political parties across the world

    Such as … ?

  14. Fanta

    those outnumber terrorist organizations on balance

    I, however, have not lost interest. Here are 4 to your 3:

    Black September (Palestine)
    November 17 (Greece)
    February 9 Faction (Ireland)
    February 12 (Uruguay)

    I’d suggest names like November 17 and Black September are probably, in total, more widely known than that of a banned Vietnamese pro-monarchist party.

  15. Fred Church Ortiz Post author

    Here are six more.

    I’d suggest names like November 17 and Black September are probably, in total, more widely known than that of a banned Vietnamese pro-monarchist party.

    Probably, though I don’t think that’s enough to mean the name will automatically receive that association. For that matter, not everyone is aware or convinced of the fact that Nader is an Arab, and I think at this point more Americans know V for Vendetta than Black September.

  16. paulie cannoli

    I agree with Fred.

    BTW, anyone know more about the original topic?

    If any readers who have had trouble with, or not bothered with, comment registration were candidates, you can email us your totals at

    It automatically goes to all the IPR writers.

  17. Bill Lussenheide

    Bill Lussenheide will share the vote as a Presidential Elector for Chuck Baldwin in California who was a certified write in candidate in this state. Election total count pending in California.

    Lussenheide is a candidate for US Congress CA-49 in 2010.

  18. Fanta

    Here are six more.

    No prob, I don’t mind playing whose is bigger. I need to dash to a meeting but I’ll be back in a few and post 8 more.

  19. Ross Levin

    Brian – congratulations!

    I’ll post something about Nov 5th if someone hasn’t already. It’s possibly the best thing to come out of the third party presidential race this year, in my opinion. It seems like it will be both a congressional watchdog group on a scale we have never seen before and a, as you said, Campaign for Liberty for the left.

  20. Old Whig

    I don’t know if this counts, since I was running as no.2, but I got 4669 votes (0.3%) as Chuck Baldwin’s running mate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This is more than double the votes the CP got in KY in 2004.

    (aka Robert E. Thornsberry)

  21. Fred Church Ortiz Post author

    Updated for Darryl, Bill, and Robert.

    I might move the comments about dated parties when Ross makes the pertinent thread.

  22. MattSwartz

    I was happy to be able to vote for Linnabary in OH.

    I’m almost certain his vote total was larger than the margin of victory.

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