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.