Tag Archives: runoff vote

Independent candidates have run strong in most of the last ten gubernatorial elections in Maine

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From Gordon Weil at Maine’s Morning Sentinel:

Since 1974, when Maine began to see credible independent candidates for governor, there have been 10 gubernatorial elections in Maine. Independents ran in nine of them.

Only two were won by candidates who captured a majority of the vote. In other words, eight of the last 10 Maine governors were elected by less than half of the voters.… Read more ...

Maine Greens Applaud Passage of Instant Runoff Voting in Portland

By way of Green Party Watch:

MAINE GREENS CONGRATULATE CANDIDATES FOR RUNNING STRONG CAMPAIGNS, STRENGTHEN THE CALL FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

Maine Green Independent Party Candidates who ran for the office of state house and state senate ran strong campaigns, often finishing a close second in the race Tuesday night. Fred Horch, of Brunswick, ran a close second with 34% of the vote in District 66.… Read more ...

Monds polls at 6% going into election, runoff possible

John Spink at Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

In the race for governor, Republican Nathan Deal leads Democrat Roy Barnes 47 percent to 40 percent, with Libertarian John Monds getting the support of 6 percent. Seven percent are undecided, according to the poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc.

By law in Georgia, if no candidate gets 50%, there will be a runoff election between the top two candidates.… Read more ...

Georgia Libertarian Voters Likely to Vote GOP in a Runoff

Here is a press release from Landmark Communications regarding some state-wide races in Georgia. Of interests to readers of this site, in a theoretical runoff election, Libertarian voters would vote for the Republican candidate for Governor by a 3 to 1 margin. (See paragraph four.)

(Duluth)—Despite a slight tightening in the race for governor, Republican Nathan Deal continues to lead Democrat Roy Barnes by 49 to 42 percent. … Read more ...