News via a Facebook live video from Christopher S. Thrasher, ballot access director for the campaign, who confirms that ballot access has been officially verified in Rhode Island, the last state remaining.
The last time the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee achieved nation-wide ballot access was for the 1996 campaign of Harry Browne. The party was on the ballot in all 50 states plus DC again in 2000, but the Arizona Libertarian Party nominated a different candidate than the national party. In 2012, the party’s presidential ticket was on the ballot in 48 states.
In other ballot access news, the chair of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota (that state’s Democratic Party), has filed a lawsuit challenging the ballot access of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. The Minnesota GOP had forgotten to elect alternate presidential electors at their convention; the state party committee appointed alternate electors shortly before the deadline. DFL’s lawsuit is challenging the legality of that move, and is asking the state supreme court to remove Trump and Pence from the ballot.
Technically speaking Rhode Island is not official yet.
What’s taking so long for the National LP to update their ballot access map? One would think they’d be excited to announce this. Is there a problem?
McMullin has missed tons of easy states, including Mississippi, so I cannot imagine he made 20 states. Last I saw, it was round 10.
I wish he werent on the ballot in NM and Utah. Johnson would likely catch his votes and be competitive.
I do not believe that claim from Egg McMuffin, I mean Evan McMullin. Maybe he is including states where he has official write in status.
McMullin claims (in an email solicitation) that he is on the ballot in 20 states – true?
1980, 1992, 1996, and 2016 are the only ones. There was a Libertarian on in 2000 in every ballot, but in Arizona it was not Harry Browne; it was L. Neil Smith.
A great accomplishment for sure. Oklahoma and Pennsylvania were both pretty significant court wins for ballot access as well. Am I correct that this would be the fifth time that the Libertarians were on all 51 ballots?
And cheers to the instigator of ballot access in Oklahoma….
cheers to those who went down there and pushed it through.
Amen, and don’t forget Bob Johnston, who has had the job of checking each state’s presidential filing paperwork. Lots can go wrong. In 1988 the Missouri Libertarian Party petition had enough valid signatures but the presidential electors were turned in late, so Ron Paul was off the ballot. In 1996 the Arizona Libertarian Party was late with its presidential electors, and the Secretary of State said Harry Browne therefore couldn’t be on, but we sued and won.
Bill Redpath has every reason to be proud, and the LP has every reason to be proud of Bill.
I’m not sure, but I think McMullin is on in 9: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.
This is great. Are we on the ballot in Guam?
Stein missed 6 ballots so she is on in 44 states and DC. The six are South Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia, and Indiana.
Stein’s campaign says she is on 44 states, 3 write in and 3 off the ballot (SD, NV and OK)
Nader was on 43+DC in 2000. Does that count of 44 for Stein include DC?
” . . . . However, things are not looking bright for the CP… . . . ”
Maybe they should pray for it . . . .
Quite a heck of an accomplishment. Hopefully Tom Woods will be on 50 states, too.
Stein is on 44, which is, I believe, a record for the Green Party.
However, things are not looking bright for the CP…
Congrats! This great news regardless of political affliation.
Thanks. It wasn’t RI I was thinking of but obviously I got some state wrong when I was doing the count.
Castle didn’t do Rhode Island, so he is only on in 24.
Congrats to LP. Well done.
IF I have it right the number of state ballots (not including DC) are-
Anyone know the numbers for Rocky, McMullin, La Riva, Soltysik & Kennedy?
Good job! For many people it will likely be the best option.
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