From IPR comments, original research by Larry West as to which presidential candidates are on the ballot in which states, and which ones are registered write-in candidates in which states. Larry West is the only source for this information and I have not attempted to verify or correct it, but corrections – preferably with links to sources/evidence – are welcome in the comments.… Read more ...
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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%
California’s North Coast Journal continues its look at some lesser-known presidential candidates, this time profiling independent Richard Duncan, United Fascist Union candidate Jack Grimes, and Unarchy candidate Donald Sauter.
The Journal also handicaps the “race for third place,” saying independent Ralph Nader is likely to top Libertarian Bob Barr: “Thereâ€™s confusion in the political camp that spawned Ron Paul, former Libertarian presidential candidate turned Republican mystic.… Read more ...