With almost 90 percent reporting the Green Party candidate, Howie Hawkins, is the only one with more than 50,000 votes, which means the party can claim official ballot status.

Liz B points out to me that they’ve actually had the status before when they ran “grandpa” Al Munster (no joke) in 1998 and got more than 52,000 votes. However they lost it in 2002 when they ran CUNY professor and labor advocate Stanley Aronowitz, campaign finished in 5th place, receiving 41,797 votes

Other third-party candidates fared well, but it doesn’t look likely the Anti-prohibition Party or the Rent is 2 Damn High Party will secure ballot status this year. Next time, Jimmy!

Here are the results with 88.29 percent of the precincts reporting:

Howie Hawkins: 52,370

Warren Redlich (Libertarian) 40,671

Jimmy McMillan (Rent is 2 Damn High) 36,064

Kristen Davis (Anti-prohibition) 21,092

Charles Barron (Freedom) 19,217