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Libertarian Party Candidaes

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, May 29, 2016.

  1. Salty

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    Governor (NM) Gary Johnson and Gov (MA) will be the Libertarian Party Candidates.

    Four years ago, Johnson with 1,275,951 popular votes, received 1% of the vote for POTUS.

    Any predictions on what % and raw votes he will receive in 2016


    2012 Presidential ticket Party Ballot access[87] % of voters
    seeing name on ballot
    Votes Percentage
    Obama / Biden Democratic 50 + DC 100% 65,915,796 51.19
    Romney / Ryan Republican 50 + DC 100% 60,933,500 47.32
    Johnson / Gray Libertarian 48 + DC 95.1% 1,275,951 0.99
    Stein / Honkala Green 36 + DC 83.1% 469,628 0.36
    Goode / Clymer Constitution 26 49.9% 122,388 0.10
    Anderson / Rodriguez Justice 15 28.1% 43,018 0.03
    Lindsay / Osorio Socialism & Liberation 13 28.6% 7,791 0.006

    above info from Wike
     
  2. Rob_BW

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    Oh, he may very well double his raw vote take. The question is, will he affect any of the swing states.
     
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    This ticket will get about 1 or 2 percent in the general and will probably have little impact on the EC votes, except maybe in the state of New Mexico, since Gary J is still popular there. Weld wasn't the best choice for VP IMO, but he won't do damage to the ticket.
     
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