Two Independent Presidential Candidates File Petitions in Ohio

The deadline for independent presidential petitions in Ohio has now passed. Two independent presidential candidates submitted petitions: Richard Duncan, and Michael Vargo. The vice-presidential candidate for Duncan is Ricky Johnson; the v-p for Vargo is Jeff Angeletti. Duncan lives in Aurora, Ohio; and Vargo lives in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Duncan also ran as an independent presidential candidate in Ohio in 2008, and got 3,905 votes in Ohio. He was not on the ballot in any other state in 2008.

Ohio has seven ballot-qualified parties, and they didn’t need any petition to appear on the November ballot for President. Those parties are Democratic, Republican, Americans Elect, Constitution, Green, Libertarian, and Socialist.

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