Three Political Parties Placed their Presidential Candidate on the Ballot in States with at Least 25% of the Electoral Vote, but Under 50%
Source: Ballot Access News
By now it is fairly well understood that four presidential candidates will be on the ballot in states containing a majority of the electoral vote: President Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein.
There are also three parties who will be on the ballot for President in states containing at least 25% of the electoral vote, but less than 50%. Virgil Goode’s precise total can’t be known until the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission rules on his petition on September 20, but he will be on in states containing approximately 48% of the electoral vote. The Justice Party will be on the ballot for President in states containing 151 electoral votes, which is 28% of the Electoral College. The Party for Socialism and Liberation will be on in states containing 146 electoral votes, 27% of the Electoral College.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation actually successfully completed more petitions than the Justice Party did. The Party for Socialism and Liberation completed ten petitions, plus qualified in three states in which no petition was needed. The Justice Party completed eight petitions, but placed Rocky Anderson on the ballot in sixteen states because in some states one-state parties that were already ballot-qualified nominated him.
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