Ohio Accepts Two Presidential Independent Petitions and Rejects Two Others

Ballot Access News

On August 24, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office said that the independent presidential petitions of Gary Johnson and Richard Duncan both have enough valid signatures. Both of them had approximately 12,000 signatures. The requirement is 5,000.

The Secretary of State’s office said that the petitions for Darrell Castle and Michael Steinberg do not have enough valid signatures. The Steinberg petition consisted of Steinberg for president and Rocky De La Fuente for vice-president. In other states these two are also running mates, but De La Fuente is the presidential candidate and Steinberg is the vice-presidential candidate. The De La Fuente campaign reversed the names on the Ohio petition to avoid having a fight with the Secretary of State over the sore loser law.

The three qualified parties in Ohio are Democratic, Green, and Republican.

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