The Green Party had a presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 6. The Secretary of State has finally released the results, which are: Jill Stein 1,018; Kent Mesplay 89; Harley Mikkelson 84; “no preference” 232. There were also 95 write-ins, and 36 blank ballots.
The only states which have provided presidential primaries to any minor parties so far in 2012 are Massachusetts, Arizona, and Missouri, plus the District of Columbia. Future presidential primaries in 2012 for minor parties will be held in California, Nebraska, North Carolina, and possibly South Dakota. Several minor parties qualified for presidential primaries in Ohio but no presidential candidates placed their names on presidential primary ballots in that state.