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Minor party candidates across the country

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News has generously allowed us to reproduce part of his newsletter because it relates to the “Minor party candidates in…” series of posts I have been doing. Here is information regarding minor parties across the United States:

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23 Presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state

Ballot Access News reports

This year, 23 presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state. That is the highest in U.S. history except for 1992, when there were also 23. Generally there are more such candidates in periods of great public unhappiness.

Here is a list, with the predominant party label for each, and the percentage of the voters that will see their names on the ballot:

Barack Obama, Democratic, 100.0%
John McCain, Republican, 100.0%
Bob Barr, Libertarian, 94.5%
Ralph Nader, independent, 85.2%
Cynthia McKinney, Green, 70.5%
Chuck Baldwin, Constitution, 59.8%
Gloria La Riva, Socialism and Liberation, 26.8%
Roger Calero or his stand-in James Harris, Socialist Workers, 25.0%
Brian Moore, Socialist, 21.5%
Alan Keyes, America’s Independent Party, 18.1%
Charles Jay, Boston Tea, 10.0%
Gene Amondson, Prohibition, 9.6%
Thomas Robert Stevens, Objectivist, 8.0%
Richard Duncan, independent, 4.6%
John Joseph Polachek, New, 4.3%
Jeffrey Boss, Vote Here, 3.0%
Jeffrey Wamboldt, We the People, 2.5%
Ron Paul, Taxpayers/Constitution, 2.0%
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Colorado sets a new record for number of Presidential candidates on the ballot

Posted at Ballot Access News:

The November 2008 Colorado ballot will list 16 presidential candidates. This is the most crowded ballot in U.S. history for president at a general election. The previous record was 14, set in 1992 in three states (Iowa, Tennessee, and Wisconsin).

This year, it appeared that 18 candidates would be on in Colorado.

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Candidates rush to Colorado ballot

Ballot Access News reports presidential candidates Jonathan Allen (Heartquake 08), Gene Amondson (Prohibition), Gloria LaRiva (Socialism), Brian Moore (Socialist), Elvena Lloyd-Duffie (Republican), Bradford Lyttle (Pacifist), and Frank McEnulty (unaffiliated) filed for Colorado’s ballot by Tuesday’s deadline.

Since the Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties still have time to submit the names of their nominees, there could be more than a dozen presidential tickets on the Colorado ballot.… Read more ...