Election 2012

Gary Johnson Currently Has 4.5 Percent of the Popular Vote

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And how much money did the dry-erase marker industry give to the New Hampshire political parties to land this contract?

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is pulling in 4.5 percent of the popular vote right now. That's real numbers, not polling.

The numbers come from two small New Hampshire villages, Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, who voted at midnight this morning. According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama got 28 votes from the two villages, Mitt Romney got 14, and Johnson got two. (The AP reported he only got one last night, but the story has been updated. But then the vote numbers in Hart's Location are now off by one so there's still an error somewhere in the story.)

New Hampshire, of course, has a deep connection to libertarianism with the Free State Project. Johnson's vote totals should not come much as a shock there even given such a small population sample.