News release from the Constitution Party, August 22nd, 2016:
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
Dear Fellow Patriot:
We have some great news to share with you! We received word this past two weeks that Washington State, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana are now ballot qualified. Ohio, Iowa and Tennessee have turned in their petitions with well over the number required so they are all looking good. Idaho will turn in their petitions this week. What is most interesting about that state is that Idaho was done largely on a volunteer basis. Next to nothing was paid out to petitioners. Signatures came in from 29 of the 44 counties and more are still coming in. My sincere thanks to those of you for making this possible.
To be very candid, four weeks ago, things looked pretty bleak, but the past two weeks have produced some rather inspiring miracles which have enabled us to reach the level of success we have reached thus far.
Because of this success, we moved forward to gather signatures in Virginia, Minnesota and North Dakota. With good luck both Virginia and Minnesota will complete their petition drives this week. The next two big challenges are Kentucky and Rhode Island. Getting ballot qualified in those states is critical and that is where we urgently need your help. As in Ohio, we needed to hire professional signature gatherers and we are being charged $3.00 per signatures. We need at least 7,500 in Kentucky and 1,500 signatures of those states respectively to ensure that we get the 5,000 and 1,000 required valid signatures required for ballot access.
Time is of the essence. Please search deep within your heart and donate whatever you can to help us raise the needed funds to put Virginia, Minnesota and North Dakota on the ballot. Those are key states to helping us reach the 270 electoral vote level needed to win the election and thereby put us on par with the other parties in this election.
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Again, my sincere thanks for your generous support in this undertaking.