Nation's 6th-Place Finisher: Roseanne Barr

She got nearly 50K votes, including a bunch in Florida
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2012 6:35 PM CST
Roseanne Barr appears on stage at the Comedy Central "Roast of Roseanne" at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Not a bad result for Roseanne Barr: Only five people finished ahead of her in this year's presidential election, notes the Independent Political Report. The comedian ran on the pro-pot Peace and Freedom ticket and drew more than 49,500 votes, according to PBS election results. That puts her in sixth, behind Obama (61 million), Romney (58 million), Gary Johnson (1.2 million), Jill Stein (410,000), and Virgil Goode (115,000). Note: an earlier version of this file based on Google's election results said she placed fifth, but those results left out Goode.)

MyFox Tampa Bay notes that Barr drew about 8,000 votes in Florida, which, by the way, remains too close to call for either Obama or Romney. (Don't hold your breath for a result tonight—the Miami Herald says votes in Miami-Dade won't be fully counted until tomorrow.) No hard feelings from Roseanne, though. She tweeted congratulations to President Obama, notes the Huffington Post. (Read more Roseanne Barr stories.)

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