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Libertarian Presidential Primaries

Published on February 6, 2008, by in General.

There were 3 Libertarian presidential primaries on February 5.

Although the Arizona Libertarian Party was entitled to a taxpayer-funded primary, it didn’t use it, and instead held its own internet primary. The party’s webpage announces that George Phillies won, and that Wayne Allyn Root placed 2nd, and Barry Hess 3rd. However, so far there are no numbers. See http://azlp.org.

In California, with 96% of the precincts counted (although there are also many uncounted absentee and provisional ballots), the results are: Christine Smith 3,453; Steve Kubby 2,333; Wayne Allyn Root 1,896; Bob Jackson 1,211; Barry Hess 739; George Phillies 689; Michael Jingozian 652; Robert Milnes 599; Daniel Imperato 590; John Finan 584; Dave Hollist 562; Alden Link 442. It appears that write-in candidates outpolled anyone whose name was printed on the ballot. It is probable that Ron Paul won this primary, but since he didn’t file as a declared write-in candidate, no one will ever know for sure. When the official tally is released, we will at least know how many voters voted in this primary.

In Missouri, the vote reported so far is: Uncommitted 963, Wayne Allyn Root 372, Steve Kubby 197, George Phillies 164, Daniel Imperato 140, Michael Jingozian 79.

4 Responses

  1. Fred C.

    Is it truly impossible to get a look at those write-ins? I know a declaration was required to get the numbers counted by the state, but are there any legal means to get access to the ballots to do a private count?

  2. Richard

    I remember when a university professor was permitted to look at California ballots, for a study of the effect of the blanket primary. He has a chapter about his research in the book about the California blanket primary (which was used in 1998 and 2000). I think the book is titled, “Voting at the Political Fault Line.”
    So there must be a way.

  3. WILL

    OK IM CONFUSED ,PLEAE TELL ME WHO HAS THE EDGE FOR THE NOMINATION. 2008 MAY BE A YEAR FOR THIRD PARTIES

  4. James Tsokalas

    Can I vote in the party primary? I joined the pary last month. It’s our last hope to getting the country back.

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