Tag Archives: runoff

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


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 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 ...

WALB News 10: Libertarian Gov. candidate Monds casts vote

LeiLani Golden, WALB.com:

In 2008, (John Monds) ran for Public Service Commission and became the first Libertarian candidate ever to receive 1 million votes in a United States election at any level. Some polls predict he’ll get enough votes to force a runoff between Barnes and Deal in the Governor’s race.

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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 ...

Libertarians polling strong in Georgia, may force runoffs

LP blog:

According to a WXIA TV poll, the Georgia Libertarian candidate for governor, John Monds, is getting 9% of voter support. In three races (including the governor’s race), the poll indicates Libertarian candidates will hold the other candidates below 50%, requiring a runoff.… Read more ...

Results expected in Colombian runoff by tonight

From Colombia Reports:

Colombia’s National Registry says it is fully prepared for Sunday’s runoff presidential election between Partido de la U’s Juan Manuel Santos and the Green Party’s Antanas Mockus, and that the world will know the outcome by 5:30PM.

“The results from May 30 [the first-round presidential election] has generated a lot of expectations.

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‘Runoff likely’ for Green former Congressman running in Mendocino County

Former Democratic Congressman Dan Hamburg, who also ran for governor of California as a Green in 1998, is now running for 5th District County Supervisor in Mendocino County.  The county is known for being a place where the spirit of the sixties lives on, with marijuana being its biggest cash crop and, in the words of Hamburg, “more organic acreage” than any county in the United States, among other things.… Read more ...