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Jill Stein is First Woman to Receive More than One-Quarter of 1% of the General Election Vote for President

Published on December 7, 2012, by in General.

Although the votes are still being counted, it appears Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, received approximately 475,000 votes, or approximately .36% of the total vote. She is therefore the first woman to receive more than .25% of the total vote for President in a general election. Lenora Fulani had been the previous record-holder, polling .237% in 1988. Thanks to Gregory Rosenthal for pointing this out at his blog, Pacific Dreams New York Life. Thanks to Nancy Hanks for the link to Rosenthal’s blog.

10 Responses

  1. Michael

    Any ideal on when any sort of finalized vote will be given by either the FEC, BAN, ect?

  2. Richard Winger

    New York is usually the last state to finish, typically by mid-December. This year, because of the storm, New York may be slower than normal.

  3. Brad M

    You Go Girl!!!

  4. Andrew

    California has theoretically finished today – but only certifies on the 14th (which is presumably when the write-ins will be announced). New York seems to be holding its meeting on the 10th.

  5. johnO

    Maybe she’ll run for John Kerry’s seat in Mass. if Obama appoints him to cabinet post. A Green in the U.S. Senate for 2014! Go Jill Stein!

  6. Arthur C. Barker

    Congratulations to Dr. Stein.

  7. :-)

    Congrats to Dr. Stein. She is definetly not going to fade away of the political picture anytime soon.

  8. Will Fenwick

    I assume she has the record for most votes cast for a female general election presidential candidate as well correct?

  9. Mikebloke

    @Will

    On wikipedia: 217,221 votes for Lenora Fulani in 1988, so it seems Dr. Stein has hit more than double that figure.

  10. ETJB

    If my trivia memory serves me well…she is not the first female to win an Electoral College vote, which is a bit more important then the popular vote (for better or for the worse)

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