Ballot Access News reports that Cindy Sheehan got only a couple of hundred more valid signatures than required, placing her officially on the ballot.
San Francisco election officials today certified Cindy Sheehan for the November ballot against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She had to get 10,198 signatures. Officials said she turned in 214 more than she needed.
Sheehan is the first independent House candidate to qualify for the California ballot since 1996. Californiaâ€™s requirement for independent candidates for U.S. House is the 4th most difficult in the nation (only Georgia, Illinois, and North Carolina have more severe requirements). She has the endorsement of the local Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party.