An Americans Elect convention in the state of Oklahoma took place which nominated Gary Johnson and James Gray for President and Vice-President and then successfully submitted their names to the State of Oklahoma Board of Elections. Americans Elect was a national effort to nominate a third party ticket through the Internet, they attained ballot status in a number of states before abandoning their plan for lack of presidential contenders that met their requirements.
In a related series of posts on Facebook Rex Lawhorn, State Chairman of the Americans Elect Party of Oklahoma, late on August 7th wrote:
Was honored today to be able to turn in the certification and oaths of seven fine Oklahomans. Everything went VERY well and my faith was bolstered by the service that our State Election Baord (sic) and Attorney General’s office provides to the citizens of my state!
Gary Johnson is one step closer to making the ballot in Oklahoma.
The Johnson campaign after being rebuffed in efforts to reach out to national officers of Americans Elect to explore this possibility, found nearly immediate wholehearted support among the officers of Americans Elect in Oklahoma.
The campaign’s official position remains that Johnson/Gray will be on the ballot in all 50 states plus DC.