Source: Ballot Access News
The Maine Secretary of State has determined that the Libertarian Party presidential petition for Gary Johnson has enough valid signature. See this story. This will be the first time a Libertarian presidential candidate has been on in Maine since 2004. In 2008, the Libertarian presidential petition did not have enough valid signatures in Maine.
If Johnson polls at least 5%, the Libertarian Party would then become ballot-qualified in Maine for the next two years. The Libertarian Party has never been a qualified party in Maine, except in the years 1991-1992. If the Libertarian Party gains party status as a result of Johnson’s vote, then it could only keep that status after 2014 if its registration rises considerably. In 2014 it would need to have at least 10,000 registered voters who turned out and cast a vote in November 2014 (it doesn’t matter how they vote, only that they do vote). The deadline has not passed yet, but it is unlikely any other presidential petitions will be turned in. The Green Party is already ballot-qualified. Thanks to Alex Hammer for the link.
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