Tennessee Libertarians launch drive to get Gary Johnson on November ballot by party

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) by Tom Humphrey of the Knoxville News Sentinel

NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Libertarian Party has launched a drive to collect at least 33,844 voter signatures to have Gary Johnson, chosen as the party’s presidential nominee last weekend, listed on the state’s November ballot by party affiliation rather than as an “independent” candidate.

Under current state law, anyone can be listed as an independent presidential candidate on Tennessee’s general election ballot with just 275 voter signatures on a qualifying petition and, for most other offices, only 25 signatures are required, according to the state Division of Elections.

But to have the candidate’s party affiliation listed on the ballot, a different set of rules applies — revised by the Legislature in recent years after legal challenges to the state’s “ballot access” provisions…

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2 responses to “Tennessee Libertarians launch drive to get Gary Johnson on November ballot by party

  1. Al Hopfmann

    Who cares, now that Establishment phony William Weld is the VP candidate!


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