Here is a partial rundown on whether various minor parties in various states either gained, kept, or lost qualified status, as a result of votes cast on November 2, 2010: [These are based on early returns.
from Ballot Access News
California Special Congressional Election Returns
November 3rd, 2009
Preliminary election returns for the special U.S. House election in California’s 10th district are:
Democrat John Garamendi 55.54%; Republican Dave Harmer 39.77%; Green Jeremy Cloward 1.99%; Peace & Freedom Mary McIlroy 1.48%; American Independent Party Jerry Denham 1.23%.
When this district last voted, in November 2008, the results had been: Democratic 65.20%; Republican 31.10%; Peace & Freedom 3.70%.
On May 15, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released updated voter registration data for the special statewide election of May 19. Compared to the last registration tally of March 20, these parties gained a slightly larger share of the registration: Democratic, American Independent, Libertarian, and Reform.
According to a participant’s account, a new party is being formed this week: the “Open Progressive Party of Minnesota” An e-mail by eye witness and former 2008 Senate candidate (from a different third party) Michael Cavlan describes the new party.
Michael Cavlan writes:
April 28th, 2009 at the OK Corral Restaurant in Jordan, Minnesota a new political party was born.