Posted by staff at Libertarian Party blog. The post there will be continually updated. I will try to post those updates here as well, but in the comment section below. -p
Thanks again to everyone who either ran for office as a Libertarian, or voted Libertarian. We’ll be compiling results and working to try to provide statistics to compare 2010 results to past results. At first glance, our results seem about average for the Libertarian Party. In the meantime, we’ll be posting various snippets of information on this blog entry.
Note that everything here is based on preliminary results. Numbers are likely to change as additional votes are counted.
Currently we have 15 Libertarians for U.S. House who received over 5% of the vote. (That only counts races where a Republican and a Democrat both appeared on the ballot.) That’s a big increase from past years. In 2008, three Libertarians for U.S. House got more than 5%. In 2006, one candidate; in 2004, two candidates.
15 candidates with over 5%:
Carlos Rodriguez (California Dist. 28, 8.04%)
Chard Reid (Indiana Dist. 5, 7.74%)
Edward Gonzalez (California Dist. 16, 7.64%)
Marc Johnston (Ohio Dist. 2, 6.84%)
Jeffery J. Blevins (Ohio Dist. 16, 6.63%)
Nicole Patti (Arizona Dist. 1, 6.44%)
Kevin Craig (Missouri Dist. 7, 6.22%)
Mark Lambert (California Dist. 42, 6.00%)
Mike Fellows (Montana at-large, 6.00%)
Brian Smith (Ohio Dist. 5, 5.69%)
Greg “No Bull” Knott (Indiana Dist. 9, 5.48%)
Herb Peters (California Dist. 36, 5.46%)
John Duncan (Indiana Dist. 4, 5.22%)
Bill Collins (Texas Dist. 16, 5.08%)
Ed Mishou (Texas Dist. 27, 5.04%)
In 2000, Libertarian Carla Howell ran for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts (against both Republican and Democrat) and got 11.55% of the vote. Since then, no Libertarian running for U.S. Senate (against both Republican and Democrat) has gotten more than 4%, until this year: Rebecca Sink-Burris got 5.33% in Indiana, and David Nolan got 4.68% in Arizona.
Currently, the vote total for all Libertarians for U.S. House is 988,405.