In Arkansas, former Democratic state legislator Fred Smith has won election to the State House as a nominee of the Green Party. Smith is also a former Harlem Globetrotter. Fred Smith was elected in the 50th District House race because his only opponent on the ballot, Hudson Hallum, was forced to resign from the ballot after an indictment. The Democratic Party of Arkansas essentially gave up trying to find someone to write-in and therefore Fred Smith cruised to victory. He is currently the only third party state legislator in the country outside of Vermont.