Another Candidate Files in Americans Elect Primary in Arizona

Arizona will hold a primary on August 28 for five political parties to nominate candidates for Congress, state office, and partisan local office. Those five parties are Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, and Americans Elect.

Two candidates have filed for the Americans Elect primary, each of them running for a seat in Congress. Richard Grayson recently filed to be a declared write-in candidate in the U.S. House race, 4th district. Under Arizona law, assuming he is the only declared write-in candidate, he will win the Americans Elect nomination if he gets just a single write-in vote.

Grayson is apparently the second individual in the United States to seek an Americans Elect nomination for public office other than President. The first, who had already filed, is Stephen Dolgos, running in the 8th district for U.S. House in Arizona. Dolgos is not a write-in in the Americans Elect primary; he already qualified to have his name printed on the party’s primary ballot.


  1. Don’t the AE bylaws prohibit people from running for an office other that president?

  2. Richard Winger · · Reply

    #1, you’re right. But Arizona Secretary of State takes the position that the Americans Elect national party bylaws can’t trump state law. It will be fascinating if Americans Elect national leadership sues the Secretary of State to keep the two congressional candidates off either the primary ballot or the November ballot.

  3. Isn’t Grayson a member of the Green Party?

  4. Nick Kruse · · Reply

    @4-Who gave you the title of “Supreme Leader”?

  5. […] Access News reports Arizona will hold a primary on August 28 for five political parties to nominate candidates for […]

  6. Richard Grayson – congrats! Say hi to some supporters on the new AE page at Face Book –

  7. @Nick Kruse,

    All members of the Arizona Americans Elect Party automatically have the title Supreme Leader.

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