Minimum Unique Voters

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The minimum number of unique Libertarian voters in each state was found by taking the largest value from the following list:

  • Any statewide election
  • The sum of all US House votes
  • The sum of all state senate votes
  • The sum of all state representative votes

Candidates listed as Independent and non-partisan races were included. Special elections for US House and state legislative elections were excluded. In multi-candidate districts, only the candidate with the largest vote total was used. Candidates who were cross-endorsed by a major party were excluded, unless the Libertarian portion of the vote total could be separated from the major party.

The percent of unique voters was found by dividing the minimum number of Libertarian voters by the total number of voters in the November general election.

This is not the true number of unique Libertarian voters, just a number that can be quickly and easily identified. This is an under count. The most accurate number could be found by taking the largest vote total for any Libertarian candidate (including local candidates) at the precinct level.

1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Alabama 1,481 35,821 20,352 23,394 145,566 40,470 225,969 3,529 4,991 12,328 44,467
Alaska 68 6,785 19,317 6,378 5,484 1,378 2,276 4,802 7,157 2,483 15,028 90,825
Arizona 32,100 43,989 38,364 37,119 273,943 54,961 73,808 394,078 61,100 112,490 106,327
Arkansas 8,970 2,221 3,297 1,261 3,076 2,781 2,352 4,776 37,987 196,512
California 980 56,388 306,880 128,219 163,537 340,938 213,583 316,668 329,465 220,118 143,221 478,500
Colorado 2,028 5,338 25,744 11,257 15,482 8,669 12,392 118,994 79,084 12,135 122,651 144,121
Connecticut 10 209 8,570 2,773 14,071 10,741 5,788 8,773 9,188 2,059 25,045 48,676
Delaware 34 2,137 294 1,162 5,661 5,540 2,351 2,014 3,586 7,838 14,757
D. C. 274 1,104 279 554 467 588 4,594 502 5,915 16,524 18,713
Florida 39 103 30,524 1,162 19,796 31,290 23,965 27,197 114,020 17,218 64,863 207,043
Georgia 23 175 15,627 159 64,509 84,777 81,875 135,888 103,377 1,076,726 1,095,115 1,200,076
Hawaii 3,923 21,009 7,737 21,784 16,000 4,769 8,156 6,243 11,293 3,840 15,954
Idaho 6,671 8,425 7,384 30,472 2,764 5,377 13,635 11,549 9,958 12,265 28,331
Illinois 46 44,472 63,282 59,777 184,735 113,393 41,218 32,204 69,253 50,224 56,229 209,596
Indiana 19,627 10,839 4,218 35,733 62,551 81,722 67,419 57,376 145,282 162,460
Iowa 1,454 13,123 1,844 2,494 1,076 3,311 17,542 15,218 4,590 12,926 59,186
Kansas 3,242 14,470 6,755 12,553 44,817 23,253 51,945 42,663 25,727 121,253 74,227
Kentucky 814 5,531 926 2,118 17,366 8,595 12,644 8,121 6,406 17,063 53,752
Louisiana 3,134 8,240 1,876 4,115 3,155 7,499 58,233 15,097 18,590 124,572 37,978
Maine 1 12 5,119 3 2,700 1,681 2,996 12,356 1,965 251 9,352 38,105
Maryland 255 14,192 5,721 6,748 4,715 8,765 5,310 6,094 47,708 69,298 79,605
Massachusetts 43 2,085 22,038 271 34,339 9,021 20,426 308,860 15,022 93,713 30,920 138,018
Michigan 54 100,646 116,324 144,671 199,911 265,706 314,834 311,589 438,348 420,823 264,121 442,781
Minnesota 35 7,004 31,593 4,653 5,109 3,373 8,271 17,151 4,639 13,923 35,098 112,972
Mississippi 2,606 4,702 2,336 3,329 2,154 9,429 15,510 1,793 2,529 21,566 20,868
Missouri 25 531 14,422 6,851 22,992 140,968 55,456 53,363 59,605 82,647 165,468 108,568
Montana 40 9,825 21,143 16,174 15,998 63,127 91,584 12,548 23,971 185,419 28,037
Nebraska 1,476 9,041 2,079 2,534 1,344 9,483 17,912 4,656 2,740 11,109 38,946
Nevada 5,278 12,023 6,086 11,537 18,690 7,073 9,354 20,119 20,432 13,986 37,384
New Hampshire 142 2,349 2,064 1,749 4,502 20,663 22,265 21,134 11,311 21,516 29,457 31,243
New Jersey 89 19,907 27,572 7,135 12,354 27,378 23,083 7,241 16,379 18,810 21,045 72,477
New Mexico 1,110 4,365 4,459 3,839 6,987 6,064 5,534 2,382 2,428 27,788 74,541
New York 6 12,197 52,648 11,949 12,109 108,530 12,220 7,649 19,073 19,596 47,256 176,598
North Carolina 4,764 14,998 9,302 1,263 104,983 40,835 69,544 56,368 153,517 94,652 167,592
North Dakota 256 3,743 703 4,334 416 847 660 4,193 1,354 13,098 70,818
Ohio 8,952 49,033 13,841 11,989 23,896 12,851 117,466 14,676 246,002 81,469 174,498
Oklahoma 2,867 13,828 27,048 6,261 4,486 14,595 23,253 3,138 1,161 16,921 83,481
Oregon 85 14,307 57,338 6,802 120,228 61,500 33,585 56,611 64,581 15,806 34,879 94,231
Pennsylvania 8 73 35,745 30,496 18,459 219,319 103,234 45,775 79,263 184,029 210,876 235,142
Rhode Island 2 715 2,458 277 825 571 1,737 742 907 1,382 4,388 14,746
South Carolina 53 22,354 13,333 4,935 25,102 12,988 31,104 10,678 7,283 16,321 49,204
South Dakota 1,619 3,824 1,060 4,353 15,852 5,357 7,326 1,835 19,696 20,850
Tennessee 1 18,329 7,116 3,072 2,114 12,882 27,625 39,433 4,866 9,367 20,936 70,397
Texas 394 575 86,654 225,018 410,614 604,984 860,206 843,911 1,043,642 1,331,364 462,251
Utah 19 3,026 7,156 7,482 10,096 17,690 23,369 81,697 36,767 55,992 53,018 73,975
Vermont 4 1,900 11,572 11,386 501 7,376 7,111 6,357 1,126 3,487 10,078
Virginia 4,648 20,855 8,336 5,730 10,729 46,016 11,032 20,269 31,216 118,274
Washington 1,537 19,373 29,213 66,908 17,240 92,818 58,672 179,567 117,147 12,728 42,202 979,105
West Virginia 17 4,356 6 28 1,873 16,171 56,477 1,405 8,909 68,502
Wisconsin 101 3,814 29,135 4,884 5,157 9,147 11,243 21,348 9,485 12,842 62,240 106,674
Wyoming 89 4,514 3,834 2,026 5,677 8,255 8,950 6,581 11,030 8,442 13,287
Total Minimum Unique Voters 5,736 405,574 1,372,538 727,262 1,399,826 2,767,761 2,169,527 3,733,770 3,172,944 4,145,723 5,132,517 7,404,749
Percent of Unique Voters 0.01% 0.49% 1.57% 0.77% 1.51% 2.62% 2.22% 3.48% 2.57% 3.13% 3.94% 5.33%
1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
Alabama 6,006 63,719 64,839 396 4
Alaska 55 7,722 29,067 4,253 1,041 5,046 3,797 4,029 2,682 21,290
Arizona 1,273 35,083 36,649 1 1,696 207,710 171,769 51,100 91,684 95,771 57,337
Arkansas 35 66,055
California 204,686 377,960 265,029 569,280 431,317 346,007 236,547 260,083 334,056 574,636 30,735
Colorado 19,091 39,553 494 18,930 1,964 32,756 46,708 62,426 92,015 120,745
Connecticut 225 10,497 5,733 2,628 1,976 11,375 13,922 23,688 10,328 2,602
Delaware 1,217 251 4,603 3,866 821 2,789 2,671 2,101 4,419
D. C. 11,002
Florida 3,637 7 8,749 3,240 413,590 15,987 24,850 223,356
Georgia 4 213 425 196,197 301,416 79,174 104,290 106,215 124,547 710,408
Hawaii 8,283 21,984 9,251 7,615 14,393 13,194 8,747 6,415 3,254 8,941
Idaho 2,041 668 6,730 4,687 12,421 86,437 7,241 5,867 17,884
Illinois 44,303 92,501 83,586 18,529 196,068 24,704 144,066 5,748 121,068 170,534
Indiana 1,612 11,060 21,040 1,144 46,849 56,575 63,665 168,820 100,795 63,780
Iowa 3,947 4,507 2,772 49,206 5,735 33,854 36,945
Kansas 49,277 33,647 15,109 70,725 34,681 27,360 37,469
Kentucky 2,497 55 7,705 39,249 2,359 44,240
Louisiana 7,131 20,821 393 3,227 75,907 60,175 13,957 84,942
Maine 4,221 1,170 401 810 1,438
Maryland 3,561 1,812 5,262 134 2,323 11,546 4,941 37,099 57,069
Massachusetts 6,440 69,795 77,584 102,198 369,807 1,511 22,388 14,379
Michigan 204,419 42,714 138,768 128,393 221,414 329,587 369,216 262,654 219,892
Minnesota 2,115 4,116 31,422 3,852 15,467 49,173 15 40,729
Mississippi 8,519 52,583 6,439 9,522 2,188 7,303
Missouri 271 377 2,204 1,729 81,264 32,304 39,891 57,185 92,485 252,351
Montana 27,640 296 7,937 93,429 5,652 10,420 37,972 20,691 15,402
Nebraska 35,947 36,866 88,433 121,470
Nevada 10,777 8,370 7,786 60,433 16,774 40,683 11,109 8,000 6,144 8,302
New Hampshire 62 2,407 211 14,348 18,219 8,655 13,028 3,305 12,762 969
New Jersey 1,835 5,169 15,413 931 13,988 14,042 17,946 20,605 14,637 8,536 16,721
New Mexico 3 402 3,806 3,697 35,878 827 524
New York 14,779 18,990 24,925 988 24,611 19,202 19,864 23,213 40,472 48,359 26,583
North Carolina 38,469 16,820 62,678 95,103 55,687 109,100
North Dakota 2,194 8,315 15,238
Ohio 76,882 6,966 195,957 1,279 2,182 17,495 9,146 127 71,473 184,478 143,363
Oklahoma 255 14,627 63,093 48,723 9,125
Oregon 40,929 3,470 137,493 26,317 28,856 57,760 226,054 19,048 44,916
Pennsylvania 2,837 25,091 6,058 290 59,115 46,103 40,923 10,024 15,247 7,808
Rhode Island 164 681 877 10,221
South Carolina 223 42,097 28,115 59,558 25,153 16,987 25,128 19,704 35,362 33,839
South Dakota 2,228 15,631 11,799 12,131 9,953 53,836
Tennessee 886 533 978 4,332 9,758 2,876 9,241
Texas 280 115,756 267,872 444,434 591,252 495,691 180,870 830,780 684,005 503,492
Utah 1,218 3,676 6,914 7,665 7,995 14,013 7,133 6,167 12,871 22,333
Vermont 6,438 10,938 7,058 9,778 3,991 384 6,171 8,428
Virginia 2,162 6,101 11,513 4,506 106,055 2,107 23,681 53,102
Washington 3,512 3,545 5,784 787 15,165 6,386 13,431 48,677 29,331 82,057
West Virginia 1,766 38,869 2,843 7,682
Wisconsin 1,697 27,004 19,077 31,118 28,561 185,455 59,203 10,444 70,951
Wyoming 3,169 10,749 10,024 29,751 32,551 9,253 16,858
Total Minimum Unique Voters 317,113 611,629 1,557,508 1,078,713 1,655,729 2,445,806 2,084,575 3,209,219 2,815,917 2,956,715 3,695,444
Percent of Unique Voters 0.55% 1.00% 2.24% 1.62% 2.39% 3.19% 2.79% 4.00% 3.28% 3.25% 4.44%
1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014