Tag Archives: Election 2008

The Modern Whig Party’s first elected official weighs in on his connections to the party

Last November, when the Modern Whig Party was claiming to have elected its first person, IPR wrote this:

The Modern Whig Party – which seeks to cater to disenchanted Democrats and Republicans – has announced that it has its first win under its belt only months after forming. It is unclear from the press releasewhether he ran for office under the Modern Whig banner or not, but according to a commenter he ran as a Democrat.

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FEC releases official popular vote count from 2008 presidential election

The Federal Election Commission has released its “2008 presidential popular vote summary for all candidates listed on at least one state ballot.” The results:

  • Barack Obama (Democrat) 69,498,516 [52.93%]
  • John McCain (Republican) 59,948,323 [45.65%]
  • Ralph Nader (Independent, Peace and Freedom) 739,034 [0.56%]
  • Bob Barr (Libertarian) 523,715 [0.40%]
  • Chuck Baldwin (Constitution/Reform/U.S. Taxpayers) 199,750 [0.15%]
  • Cynthia McKinney (Green, Independent, Mountain) 161,797 [0.12%]
  • Write-In (Miscellaneous) 112,597 [0.09%]
  • Alan Keyes (America’s Independent) 47,746 [0.04%]
  • Ron Paul (Constitution, Louisiana Taxpayers) 42,426 [0.03%]
  • Gloria La Riva (Socialism and Liberation) 6,818 [0.01%]
  • Brian Moore (Liberty Union, Socialist) 6,538
  • None of These Candidates [Nevada only] 6,267
  • Róger Calero (Socialist Workers) 5,151
  • Richard Duncan (Independent) 3,905
  • James Harris (Socialist Workers) 2,424
  • Charles Jay (Boston Tea Party/Independent) 2,422
  • John Joseph Polachek (New) 1,149
  • Frank Edward McEnulty (Unaffiliated) 829
  • Jeffrey J.
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