Green, Constitution, and Independent American Parties Make the Ballot in New Mexico

The Green Party, Constitution Party, and Independent American Party have all been certified by the New Mexico Secretary of State as official parties, according to Richard Winger.

On April 26, the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office approved the ballot access petitions filed earlier this month for the Constitution Party, the Green Party, and the Independent American Party.

These parties join the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Americans Elect, and Independent Parties. The Independent Party, which has been ballot-qualified since 2008 because it polled over one-half of 1% of the presidential vote in 2008, is about to change its name to the Justice Party. New Mexico permits qualified parties to change their names. The Independent Party had nominated Ralph Nader in 2008.

The Independent American Party is not expected to have a presidential nominee. It was formed primarily to make it easier for a particular independent candidate for U.S. Senate to be on the ballot.

Each party was expected to make the ballot. The Indepedent candidate Winger hints at is Jon Barrie.

18 thoughts on “Green, Constitution, and Independent American Parties Make the Ballot in New Mexico

  1. Nick

    New Mexico is one of the easier states to gain ballot access in. It’s not like Texas, California or North Carolina.

  2. paulie

    It’s harder than it looks like paper because of the way signatures get checked.

    You also have to do a separate petition for each non-presidential office after completing the full party petition. Pretty crazy.

  3. NewFederalist

    Cody Quirk- Do you have any idea whether Goode will be the nominee of both the CP and the IAP of New Mexico? Would they file the same set of electors? Just curious.

  4. Cody Quirk

    They are a separate party thats running a endorsed candidate, who also has a robust organization that helped them get ballot access for their party too. And I do believe that they will support Goode

  5. paulie

    Read the article above:

    “The Independent American Party is not expected to have a presidential nominee. It was formed primarily to make it easier for a particular independent candidate for U.S. Senate to be on the ballot.”

  6. Trent Hill Post author

    Cody and Paulie–“support” and “place on the ballot” are two different things.

    They can’t place Goode on the ballot. Fusion isn’t legal in NM.

  7. paulie

    They could, he’d just be running against himself. Fusion laws don’t apply to presidential candidates (per Richard Winger) because they would actually be different slates of electors.

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