After every presidential election, the Federal Election Commission calculates the popular vote for president. Here is the FEC’s tally for 2008. Thanks to Tony Roza for the link.
The FEC doesn’t show any write-ins for presidential candidates unless the state elections office tabulated those write-ins. That is why no write-ins are shown for anyone in Alabama, even though the Secretary of State put up the county write-in tallies on his web page. Since the Secretary of State’s office itself didn’t total up state totals, the FEC ignored the county write-in returns from Alabama.
Also, the FEC doesn’t list any presidential candidate who wasn’t on the ballot in at least one state.
Posted to IPR by Paulie