Libertarian Party is Only Group to Submit Presidential Petition in District of Columbia

The deadline has now passed for independent presidential candidates, and the presidential nominees of unqualified parties, to submit petitions in the District of Columbia. The Libertarian Party submitted the only presidential petition.

The three ballot-qualified parties in D.C., which did not need to submit a petition, are the Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties.

14 comments

  1. Reed Ebarb · · Reply

    Richard, isn’t the Libertarian Party making an effort in D.C. to become a ballot-qualified party?

  2. Richard Winger · · Reply

    Yes, if the Libertarian Party receives at least 7,500 votes for either President or Delegate to U.S. House, it will become ballot-qualified for the first time ever in D.C.

    Other minor parties that have held party status in D.C., since D.C. starting holding elections for partisan office, include the Green Party, the Statehood Party (back before it merged with the Green Party), the Umoja Party, the Socialist Workers Party, and the U.S. Labor Party.

  3. I doubt the LP will become ballot qualified in DC. DC is a hot-bed for left leaning pro-socialist economic candidates (just my personal summation).

  4. Reed Ebarb · · Reply

    Well, best of luck to D.C. I am glad we have the easy ballot access we do in Louisiana

  5. give-me-liberty · · Reply

    @3 – Bruce Majors is running for Delegate as a Libertarian, 7500 votes is very plausible.

  6. Reed Ebarb · · Reply

    @5 I agree. He needs to do some door-to-door work though but think how much time and trouble he would save the LP if he got and retained ballot access.

  7. http://www.lp.org/2012-ballot-access

    “LP Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Gary Johnson and James P. Gray will appear on the ballots of 34 states, listed below. Also listed is what is necessary for them to appear on the remaining state ballots. If you have any questions, please send them to campaigns@lp.org.”

    On that page:

    “DC

    Submitted approximately 9,000 signatures. Validation in progress.”

    Is that 9k for Johnson? If so how many did Major submit?
    Or is that a combined total? If so what is the breakdown?

  8. http://www.lp.org/2012-ballot-access

    “LP Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Gary Johnson and James P. Gray will appear on the ballots of 34 states, listed below. Also listed is what is necessary for them to appear on the remaining state ballots. If you have any questions, please send them to campaigns@lp.org.”

  9. From http://www.lp.org/2012-ballot-access:

    “LP Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Gary Johnson and James P. Gray will appear on the ballots of 34 states, listed below. Also listed is what is necessary for them to appear on the remaining state ballots……..”

  10. On that page:

    “DC

    Submitted approximately 9,000 signatures. Validation in progress.”

    Is that 9k for Johnson? If so how many did Major submit?
    Or is that a combined total? If so what is the breakdown?

  11. Richard Winger · · Reply

    #10, yes, that is 9,000 for Gary Johnson. The Major petition needs exactly 3,000 signatures (a smaller requirement than the presidential petition, which is probably unconstitutional) and Major submitted 4,400.

  12. Reed Ebarb · · Reply

    So Major is on the ballot?

  13. Awaiting validation.

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