reposted from Ballot Access News by permission of Richard Winger
In certain states, the Libertarian Party, or the Green Party, gained qualified status (relative to the day before the November 2016 election):
Connecticut: both parties gained qualified status for President, by polling over 1% for President. The Libertarian Party had never before done that, and the Green Party had not done it since 2000.
District of Columbia: the Libertarian Party gained qualified status with its vote for Delegate to the U.S. House.
Iowa: the Libertarian Party became ballot-qualified for the first time, by polling over 2% for President.
Kentucky: the Libertarian Party became ballot-qualified for the first time, by polling over 2% for President.
Massachusetts: the Libertarian Party became ballot-qualified for the first time since the period 2008-2010. It did this by polling over 3% for President.
Missouri: the Green Party became ballot-qualified for the first time since 2000-2002.
New Hampshire: the Libertarian Party became ballot-qualified for the first time since the period 1990-1996, by polling over 4% for Governor.
New Mexico: the Libertarian Party became entitled to its own primary for the first time ever. This will make it far easier for the party to run candidates for congress, state legislature, and partisan county office.
Oklahoma: the Libertarian Party, for the first time, met the vote test to remain on, 2.5% for President.
Pennsylvania: both the Libertarian and Green Parties gained the slightly-useful category of “political party”, although that status does not put a party on the ballot. It restores the parties to the voter registration form and lets them nominate candidates in special elections with no petition. But they aren’t really on the ballot for all office unless they have registration of 15% of the state total.
The Green Party lost its ballot status in Texas.