Governing.com has the best roundup of how the ballot measures did. I’ll attempt to dissect how libertarian ideals fared.
In California the Libertarian Party actually posted, here’s the matchup on how things went ( all measures failed):
Prop. 73 (Parental Notification): No position. Result: No
Prop. 74 (Teacher Tenure): Yes. Result: No
Prop. 75 (Paycheck Protection): Yes. Result: No
Prop. 76 (Live Within Our Means): Yes. Result: No
Prop. 77 (Redistricting): Yes. Result: No
Props. 78 and 79 (Prescription Drug Prices): No. Result: No
Prop 80 (Energy re-regulation): No. Result: No
In Ohio the Libertarian Party election results:, here’s the
Issue One (High-Tech Spending Package): No. Result: Yes
Issue Two (No Questions Absentee Ballot): No. Result: No
Issue Three (Lower Individual Contribution Limits): No. Result: No
Issue Four (Redistricting): No. Result: No
Issue Five (Election Board): No. Result: No
In New York the Libertarian Party called for a “no” vote for giving more power to the legislature to craft the state budget,The measure failed.
In Maine, voters rejected a referendum that would have thrown out a law, passed by the legislature this year, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. A win for libertarians.
In Texas, an amendment banning same-sex marriage passed. A loss for libertarians who don’t want any state control of marriage.
Washington State banned smoking in any indoor public place. A loss for running your business as you see fit. Yet Seattle killed the monorail by rejecting funding (win for libertarians). Maybe Disney will buy the blueprints for the plan.
UPDATE:some preliminary Libertarian vote totals over at LFS. The most favorable result is:
VA House of Delegates District 36 with 92% of the precincts in
K R Plum Democratic 15,071 79.14%
D E Ferguson Libertarian 3,912 20.54%